Catherine M. Keating was named CEO of Commonfund, effective Feb. 1, said current CEO Verne Sedlacek.
Mr. Sedlacek will continue in an advisory role for two to three months to ensure a smooth transition. After leaving Commonfund, Mr. Sedlacek said he will continue to serve on non-profit boards.
Ms. Keating is head of investment management, Americas, at J.P. Morgan Asset Management. Company spokeswoman Kristen Chambers declined to comment on a possible replacement.
Commonfund manages nearly $25 billion in assets and is primarily a manager for endowments and also offers endowments an outsourced CIO service.