Senior Vice President, Investments
Bert oversees the investment and stewardship of charitable capital at SVCF. He and his staff work closely with the foundation’s investment committee and advisors to invest and protect the assets entrusted to the foundation. Portfolio oversight includes individually managed donor advised funds, charitable trusts, the foundation’s endowment, and five investment pool options for donors and nonprofits, including the Social Impact Pool that seeks positive social and environmental impact.
Bert speaks and writes regularly on impact investing strategies, asset manager diversity and investment best practices for nonprofit fiduciaries. He is a leader in inclusive investment practices having worked closely with the foundation’s investment consultant to expand the number of high-performing women and minority managers employed by the foundation. Read Bert’s blog on the importance of manager diversity at www.siliconvalleycf.org/manager-diversity, or listen to his podcast on the Philanthropy Now podcast series.
Prior to joining SVCF in 2004, Bert was a Senior Vice President at Franklin Templeton Investments in U.S. Sales & Distribution. He is a board member of Mission Investors Exchange, leads the Investment Practices Committee for the community foundation field, is a Volunteer Advisor to the UC Davis Foundation, and is an avid outdoor enthusiast. Bert holds an MBA from Golden Gate University, and a BS from the University of California at Davis. Follow Bert on Twitter @bertfeuss or LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/bertfeuss.