Overlook Shelter Ruins in Franklin Park, Boston, Massachusetts.jpg


Doug cut 3.jpg

DougLAS Hanly, MBA, CAIA

Chief INvestment Officer

Douglas Hanly is the Chief Investment Officer of Emerald Necklace Investments. Doug also serves as the Chief Investment Officer for Atala Financial. He previously evaluated investment opportunities on behalf of over $20 billion in aggregate endowment and pension funds, including Mass General Brigham and Washington University in St. Louis. Douglas holds an M.B.A. from UCLA Anderson and graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Finance from Fordham University, where he played on the Division 1 Men's Soccer team. Douglas is a CAIA charterholder. He was featured as a rising star in the Los Angeles Business Journal.

Pieter cut 3.jpg

Pieter Lehrer

Business Development

Pieter oversees business development and operations for Emerald Necklace. He has over 30 years of business development experience across a variety of sectors. Pieter won the MLS Cup as a soccer coach with the LA Galaxy and won the NCAA Championship as a soccer player at UCLA. He also coached college soccer at Harvard University, University of California Berkeley, and Stanford University.  Pieter qualified and competed in the Ironman Championships in Kona, Hawaii. Pieter graduated from UCLA in 1990 with a degree in history.

ADvisory Board

AMy Elefante Bedi

Amy Elefante Bedi serves as an advisor to Emerald Necklace Investments. She has 20 years of experience as an investor in multi-billion dollar endowment and family office settings, most recently Washington University Investment Management Company and BBR Partners.  She has a track record of developing effective investment strategies while building strongly collaborative relationships with investment managers and clients.  She holds an A.B. with honors from the University of Chicago, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa.  She has been a board member of several charitable organizations.  She is a CFA and CAIA charterholder.

Professor Bill Cockrum

Professor Cockrum serves as an advisor to Emerald Necklace Investments. He has taught at UCLA Anderson for 36 years. Prior to joining the UCLA faculty, Cockrum spent 25 years in financial services, initially as a marketer and last as CFO/CAO and one of the top senior officers at Becker Paribas Inc., a 3,000-employee investment banking firm. He is a former member of the UCLA Foundation investment committee and a governor of the Foundation. Cockrum earned a B.A. in Economics from Depauw University and an M.B.A. from Harvard University.

Cathleen Rittereiser

Cathleen Rittereiser serves as an advisor to Emerald Necklace Investments. She is the co-author of the books Foundation and Endowment Investing and Top Hedge Fund Investors: Stories, Strategies, and Advice and the Founder and CEO of Uncorrelated, LLC, a thought leadership platform and consulting practice for institutional allocators. A frequent speaker and writer on alternative investments and the endowment model, she most recently served as Executive Director of Commonfund Institute. She received an A.B. from Franklin & Marshall College, where she served on the investment committee, and an M.B.A. from NYU Stern School of Business.

Mark RObinson

Mark Robinson serves as an advisor to Emerald Necklace Investments. He is a seasoned Silicon Valley entrepreneur and executive with over two decades of experience. His products have been used by over 2 billion people worldwide and earned over $5 billion in cumulative revenue. Mark currently holds numerous board positions, is a guest lecturer at several universities and associations, an author and a business advisor for companies throughout the world.