Michele Kreisler Rubenstein spent 15 years working in institutional investment management and has been retired for the last 16 years. In her retirement, she has done independent consulting for institutions, high net worth individuals, and most recently to the Pennsylvania Treasury.
In addition to her work on investments, she has also been a passionate and active education advocate, a Trustee of The Rubenstein Foundation, a private family foundation that focuses on education, financial literacy, health care, and creating opportunities for disadvantaged groups in the Philadelphia region, and a volunteer advisor on investment matters to many Philadelphia civic institutions’ investment committees, including Main Line Health and the Philadelphia Orchestra.
During her 15 year careers in institutional investment management, she was a senior portfolio manager and executive director at Morgan Stanley where she managed funds of hedge funds for institutional clients and was a key member of the senior team that institutionalized the alternative investment business for Morgan Stanley after its acquisition of the Weyerhaeuser Company Pension Fund group. Prior to her involvement in alternative investments at Morgan Stanley, she was a portfolio manager of fixed income portfolios with Miller Anderson & Sherrerd (acquired by Morgan Stanley) where she developed a long-short treasury investment strategy that launched Morgan Stanley’s first internal hedge fund.
Michele also volunteers in various capacities for educational institutions including Princeton University, The Wharton School, and Phillips Exeter Academy. Michele graduated summa cum laude in economics from Princeton University in 1990 and earned a Ph.D. in finance from the Wharton School in 1996.