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“Diversify the portfolio to reduce risk.” This financial adage is known to asset managers worldwide, who use its mathematical equivalent to maximize investment returns every day. It is also generally practiced by Stanford Student Enterprises (SSE), the financial branch of the ASSU, which manages the ASSU’s $18 million endowment. All Stanford students benefit from a…

Frier set to become CIO in September

Kenneth Frier, M.B.A. ’84 has been named Stanford Management Company’s (SMC) chief investment officer (CIO), a position he currently holds at the Hewlett-Packard Company. Frier is primed to manage the nation’s third-richest college endowment, a charge he will share with SMC president and chief executive officer John Powers, M.B.A. ’83.