Timothy R. Bruce

Partner & Director of Traditional Research at NEPC
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Tim joined NEPC in 2008. Tim works with NEPC’s clients to solve portfolio construction and asset class implementation questions. Tim and his team work across all NEPC research to incorporate the Firm’s best ideas in public and private markets. The Portfolio Construction Team works in tandem with clients to analyze their exposures through a quantitative and qualitative lens that is specific to the portfolio goals and objectives of each client. Outside of his formal research responsibilities, Tim provides consulting services for both traditional and non-traditional asset classes of various public, corporate, Taft-Hartley and endowment/foundation clients.

As a research team leader, Tim is a member of multiple investment committees at NEPC. A frequent conference speaker, Tim has authored multiple white papers across a broad range of asset classes and investment strategies.

Prior to joining NEPC, Tim was an Investment Analyst for the $12 billion dollar Partners Healthcare Investment Office. At Partners, Tim was responsible for conducting investment research and analysis for the institutions' endowment and pension fund. He specialized in foreign equity and hedge fund investments and was accountable for foreign equity, hedge fund allocations, portfolio construction and investment selection.

Tim received his M.B.A. from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, with concentrations in Finance and Strategic Management. Tim received his B.A. in Economics from Brown University.

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