Ford Foundation Names Director of Mission Investments

The Ford Foundation announced the appointment of Roy Swan as Director of its Mission Investments team based in NY. Swan will lead a team managing the portfolio announced in April, when Ford committed to earmarking $1 billion over the next ten years in mission-related investments. His team also leads one of the nation's largest portfolios of program-related investments. Before joining Ford, Swan held several high-level executive roles at Morgan Stanley, most recently serving as Managing Director and Co-Head of its Global Sustainable Finance team. "We are truly fortunate to have him lead our growing team and push forward our commitment to mission investments," said Ford Foundation President Darren Walker. Swan’s corporate experience also includes investment banking at The First Boston Corporation, Salomon Brothers, JPMorgan, and financial management at Time Warner. The 1986 Princeton grad went on to complete law school at Stanford in 1992. Swan will begin his new position on January 4th. More here.

Tiffany D. Cross