As a leading independent asset services firm, Conifer has over 200 clients worldwide representing more than $115 billion of combined assets under administration (AUA). Conifer’s success derives from our broad experience offering front-to-back capabilities across all asset classes for hedge funds, pensions, endowments, foundations, funds of funds, family offices, private equity and venture capital. GET IN TOUCH
Mr. McDonald is President and Chief Executive Officer of Conifer Financial Services. From 2008 to 2014, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Conifer Group, LLC. Prior to assuming his role as CEO, Mr. McDonald held the position of Executive Vice President, responsible for business development within the organization. Before joining Conifer, Mr. McDonald spent five years with UBS Investment Bank, where he was a Managing Director responsible for the institutional equity business for UBS’s western region. Mr. McDonald started his career in finance with Schroder’s in New York as a Vice President of institutional equity sales. Mr. McDonald has been recognized as one of the “20 Rising Stars of Hedge Funds” by Institutional Investor magazine and Global Custodian inducted him as a Legend “for his development of industry-leading ideas in client service and exceptional growth of the Conifer Fund Services business.” He received his Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service (1988) and his Juris Doctor from Georgetown Law Center (1993). Mr. McDonald has received such prestigious awards as the Gregory J. Carroll Award for outstanding service to Georgetown Athletics and the William Gaston Award to honor his contributions to Georgetown University. Mr. McDonald is a frequent contributor to industry press and has been featured on CNBC and Bloomberg TV. His outside affiliations include serving as a member of Georgetown University’s Board of Governors, as a Trustee for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Vice President of Finance for the Foundation of the Museums, a member of the Board of InvestCloud, LLC and a member of the Board for Conifer Financial Services LLC.
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