Lyons brings 25 years of operational experience in the financial industry to global investment firm
BOSTON, July 18, 2019 – Global investment firm Cambridge Associates today announced that Jay Lyons has joined as Chief Operating Officer. He brings over 25 years of operational experience in the financial services sector and joins from GMO, where he served as the COO for its International Active group for over 12 years.
In this new role, Lyons is responsible for Cambridge Associates’ firmwide operations, overseeing the back and middle office functionalities that support the firm’s investment teams.
“Jay is a talented and experienced leader, with deep understanding for what it takes to lead businesses of scale. He is uniquely qualified to help drive operational excellence and unlock the value embedded across our entire organization,” said Druley. “Jay’s expertise is essential for overseeing a seamless and dynamic middle and back-office experience. These operational efficiencies are what allow our investment teams to focus on what matters most – continuing to generate returns and creating the best possible experiences for our clients.”
At GMO Lyons oversaw all non-investment activities for the group’s global equity strategies and was a leader in the effort to centralize trading, middle-office, and investment operations activities. He has also previously held operational roles at Scudder, Stevens & Clark and The Boston Company Advisors, Inc.
“Cambridge Associates is a driver of change across the institutional investment industry and I am excited to contribute to the firm’s continued successes,” said Lyons. “By strengthening operational effectiveness, we will continue to deliver high-quality service to our clients across the globe.”
About Cambridge Associates
Cambridge Associates is a leading global investment firm. The firm aims to help endowments & foundations, healthcare systems, pension plans, and private clients implement and manage custom investment portfolios to generate outperformance so they can maximize their impact on the world. With more than 45 years of institutional investing insights, the firm has helped to shape and implement investment best practices and built strong global investment networks with the purpose of driving outperformance for clients. Cambridge Associates delivers a range of services, including outsourced CIO, non-discretionary portfolio management, staff extension and alternative asset class mandates.
Cambridge Associates maintains offices in Boston; Arlington, VA; Beijing; Dallas; London; Menlo Park, CA; New York; San Francisco; Singapore; and Sydney. Cambridge Associates consists of five global investment affiliates that are all under common ownership and control. For more information, please visit www.cambridgeassociates.com.