Lauren A. Meserve.

Metropolitan Museum Names Lauren A. Meserve Senior Vice President

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York announced today that Lauren A. Meserve, currently the chief investment officer, has been appointed its new senior vice president. She will succeed Suzanne Brenner, who is leaving the institution after an eighteen-year tenure to join the private bank Brown Brothers Harriman.

Meserve began working on the Met’s investment team in 2002. She was named chief investment officer alongside Brenner in 2014 and will continue to oversee the management of the museum’s $3.1 billion investment portfolio, including asset allocation, investment manager selection, and risk management.

“Lauren has been successfully managing the museum’s investment efforts together with Suzanne Brenner for many years,” said president and CEO Daniel H. Weiss. “And within that time the museum’s endowment has performed extremely well, consistently seeing returns in the top quartile. I have no doubt that Lauren will continue to maintain the museum’s exceptional standards for its investments.”