Andrew K. Golden has served as President of the Princeton University Investment Company (“Princo”) since January 1995. During his tenure, Princo’s investment performance has ranked in the top percentile among institutional investors and Princo’s endowment market value has grown from under $4 billion to over $37 billion as of June 30, 2021—(after net distributions of over $17 billion). Today, endowment spending pays for about two-thirds of the University’s operating expenses. Mr. Golden joined Princo from Duke Management Company where he was an Investment Director. He was previously a Senior Associate in the Yale Investments Office. Before shifting his focus to investing, “Sparky” Golden (aka “The Commodore”) was a professional photographer.
He currently serves on fund advisory boards for several managers, including Bain Capital, General Catalyst Partners, Greylock Partners, and WestBridge Capital. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the NAB Asset Corporation, a publicly-traded commercial loan workout specialist, as well as a founding member of the Investors’ Committee of the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets. In addition to his work at Princo, Mr. Golden serves as a Trustee of the Princeton Area Community Foundation, the Rita Allen Foundation, and Rutgers Preparatory School. He is on the Board of the Park Agency, a private family office, and serves on the Investment Advisory Committees of the Edmond J. Safra Foundation and the Cambridge University Endowment Fund. Mr. Golden holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Duke University and an M.P.P.M. from the Yale School of Management. He has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a member of the CFA Society New York.