Lauren A. Meserve

SVP & Chief Investment Officer at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

As Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, Lauren Meserve oversees the management of the Museum's $3.4 billion investment portfolio, including asset allocation, investment manager selection, and risk management. She joined the Museum's investment team in 2002 and was named Chief Investment Officer in 2014.

Previously, Meserve worked at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, where she assisted in the management of the foundation's endowment, collaborated on two books about higher education (The Shape of the River: Long-Term Consequences of Considering Race in College and University Admissions and The Game of Life: College Sports and Educational Values), and coordinated projects for Artstor. She began her career as an analyst at the Yale Investments Office, Yale University.

Meserve has a master's degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and a bachelor's degree in anthropology from Yale University. She serves on the board of several non-profits, including the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, the Population Council, and American Friends of the National Gallery, London.



  • SVP & Chief Investment Officer

    Current role