Matthew W. Wright, CFA

Founder, President, & Chief Investment Officer, Disciplina Group LLC

Matthew is the Founder, President, and Chief Investment Officer of Disciplina an OCIO investment advisory firm founded in 2013. Disciplina provides open architecture multi-asset class and multi-manager investment solutions for non-profit institutions. Prior to Disciplina, he was the Vice Chancellor for Investments and Chief Investment Officer of Vanderbilt University the 23rd largest U.S. university endowment during his tenure from 2007 – 2013. In his position, he built and led a twenty-person team responsible for investment oversight of the university’s $4.0 billion long-term investment portfolio, which included the university’s 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. Before Vanderbilt University, he was the Director of Investments at Emory University the 16th largest U.S. university endowment (2001 – 2007), a portfolio manager with Bank of America Capital Management’s Quantitative Strategies Group (1997 – 2001), and pension analyst Xerox Corporation’s Trust Investments department (1994 – 1997). He has a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Seton Hall University (1989) and holds an M.B.A. from the University of Rochester (1991). He is an Executive Committee Member of Seton Hall University’s Board of Regents and Chair of the Investment Committee, Investment Committee member of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, a member of the CFA Institute, Leadership Nashville Class of 2016, and the Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity. Matthew has also lectured numerous times at Vanderbilt University’s Owen School of Business. In 2017, Matthew was chosen as the speaker for Seton Hall University’s 160th Commencement Address.