Chavon Sutton is a Senior Investment Director in the Sustainable & Impact Investing Research Group at Cambridge Associates, conducting manager research and working with institutional clients to build sustainability – and impact – focused portfolios. She joined Cambridge in 2020 with over 10 years of finance experience.
Prior to joining Cambridge, she served as the first Director of Diversity and Inclusion and Emerging Manager Strategy for New York City’s Bureau of Asset Management, the investment advisor to each of New York City’s five retirement systems. There, she led its growth strategy for investment in small, diverse and women-owned investment managers across all asset classes, supported the investment staff’s sourcing and due diligence efforts, and created the Bureau’s first blueprint for the integration of diversity factors in its investment process.
Previously, Chavon was a Vice President at J.P. Morgan Asset and Wealth Management where she constructed and managed portfolios for families, endowments and foundations. She began her career in corporate finance roles at Bank of America and RBC, primarily underwriting debt transactions for Fortune 500 financial institutions.
Chavon is a frequent speaker on diversity in investment management, strategies for building robust emerging manager programs and ESG issues, and a 2019 recipient of the CUP Catalyst in Finance award.
A native of Newark, NJ, Chavon is passionate about the arts and education, serving on the Senior Board of The Hyde Leadership Charter School and the Alumni Board of NYU’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business. She holds an M.B.A. and M.A. in Journalism from New York University, and a B.A. (cum laude) from the University of Pennsylvania.