Karen Horn Welch

Karen Horn Welch, CFA

Managing Director of Investments

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Karen Horn Welch has 24 years of investment industry experience and joined Spider Management in 2016. Karen works closely with the CIO in leading asset allocation and investment decisions across the portfolio.

Prior to joining Spider, Karen worked at Stanford Management Company from 2007 through 2015 where she served as director, portfolio strategy and previously as director, public equity, leading asset allocation, strategy, and the endowment’s public equity and long/short hedge fund portfolio. Prior to Stanford, Karen worked at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Harvard University, and J.P. Morgan.

Karen holds a Master of Public Administration with a focus on international economics from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts with honors in economics and international relations from Bucknell University. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and serves on the Investment Committee of CommonSpirit Health Board of Stewardship Trustees and the Board of St. Christopher’s School.


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