Dr. Yontar joined Meketa Investment Group in 2015 and has been in the financial services industry for eight years. A Senior Vice President of the firm, Dr. Yontar serves as a consultant for a variety of clients on their endowments, foundations, and pension plans. His areas of expertise include investment policy design, modeling of asset and risk allocations, derivatives‑based strategies, and analysis of manager and fund performance.
Prior to joining the firm, Dr. Yontar was Managing Director, Investments and Derivatives, at Cambridge Associates. While there, he advised endowment, foundation, and high-net-worth private clients on asset allocation and manager selection, while also serving as a research specialist on portfolio construction, risk management, and derivatives.
Prior to this, he led the analytic services department at Upromise where he was responsible for marketing strategy analysis, reporting, and research. Previously, he was a management consultant, serving as a project and team leader at Monitor Group and as an analyst at Dean & Company.
Dr. Yontar graduated from Harvard University with a PhD and MA in Political Science, and a BA, magna cum laude, in Government. He serves as the Treasurer for the Harvard Band Foundation, where he is responsible for supervising endowment investments and capital grants.