Denise El Chaar

Global Leader / Advisor
Denise El Chaar brings a breadth cross-border investment management experience
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Mrs. El Chaar is Chief and Senior Investment Officer for the United Nations in New York responsible for an investment team managing assets in excess of $10 Billion; consisting of corporate cash, endowments, trust funds and insurance funds for the United Nations. The investments are predominately fixed income in addition to equity and foreign exchange exposure management.

Prior to her current position at the United Nations Headquarters, she was an Investment Office at the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund responsible for managing the fund’s global and multi-currency fixed income portfolio. She joined the United Nations from the Bank of New York and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York where she was a Senior Financial and Economic Analyst in the Central Banks and International Account Services Group and worked closely with Central Banks worldwide.

Prior to her work at the New York Fed, she was the Fixed Income Portfolio Manager at Apple Computer in Cupertino, California. Her prior work experience also includes Credit Risk Management at BNP Paribas and Fixed Income and Foreign Exchange Derivative Sales and Trading at Société Générale. Mrs. El Chaar is an ambassador for Girls Who Invest, and a member of the 100 Women in Hedge Funds, 7 Degrees of Women in Finance and the Financial Women’s Association. Mrs. El Chaar holds a BA from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA from L’ Institut d’Études Politique de Paris.