In January, 2016, Mark Anson will join Wilton-based investment manager Commonfund as chief investment officer (CIO).

Anson is currently CIO of the Robert Bass Family Office. Previously, he has served as CIO of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) and the British Telecom Pension Scheme, as well as president of Nuveen Investments.

At Commonfund, Anson will serve on the firm’s Operating Committee and will chair the Investment Policy and Asset Allocation Committees.

“I am excited to be joining Commonfund,” said Anson, “as it is a firm I have long admired for its innovation, investment leadership and client stewardship in the non-profit community.”

Anson holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and economics from St. Olaf College, a Ph.D and M.Phil in finance from Columbia University, and a J.D. from Northwestern University. He also holds CFA, CAIA and CPA designations.