Matthew W. Wright
President and CIO
Founder and President of Disciplina, Matthew is the former Vice Chancellor for Investments and Chief Investment Officer of Vanderbilt University. In his position, which he held from 2007 to 2012, he led a 20-person team responsible for investment oversight of the university’s $4.0 billion long-term investment portfolio, which includes the university endowment. Specific duties entailed strategic and tactical asset allocation, investment manager selection, internal management, risk management, reporting and coordination with the university’s administration, alumni and the Board of Trust.
Prior to joining Vanderbilt University in 2007, Matthew was the Director of Investments at Emory University for over six years. While at Emory, his primary duties included implementation of asset allocation policies, investment strategy, manager selection and internal management within Emory’s long-term investment portfolio of $5 billion. Prior to joining Emory, Matthew worked for Bank of America Capital Management’s Quantitative Strategies Group as a portfolio manager, and at Xerox Corporation’s Trust Investments department as an investment analyst.
Matthew is a graduate of Seton Hall University (1989) with a bachelor’s degree in Finance and holds an M.B.A. from the University of Rochester (1991). He is also a member of the CFA Institute, Chairman of the Investment Committee at Seton Hall University, member of the Seton Hall University Board of Regents, Advisory Board Member for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville, Board Member of Youth Life Foundation of Tennessee, and former Trustee and Investment Committee Chair for The Ensworth School in Nashville, Tennessee.
Throughout his career, Matthew has been a featured speaker, moderator and panelist at industry conferences such as Institutional Investor, Thomson Reuters, NMS Management, and others. In addition, he has been featured in local and national publications regarding institutional investing and investment risk management. In 2006, he was chosen as a featured participant in the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group’s (CME) global advertisement campaign, which appeared in periodicals such as Barron’s, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Institutional Investor magazine. In 2017, Matthew as chosen as the speaker for Seton Hall University’s 160th Commencement Address.