A UC Davis alumnus and investment industry leader, Dolan has served on the UC Davis Foundation since 2006, including several terms as trustee and chair of its Finance and Investment Committee. He and his colleagues developed, implemented and oversee an innovative approach to investing the Foundation’s $300+ million endowment portfolio. They also established guiding principles and new processes to strengthen the Foundation’s finances.
At the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, Dolan teaches Multi-asset Investing and serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council.
Dolan retired as chief investment officer and managing director of CM Capital, which specializes in alternative investments and oversees $1+ billion in diversified portfolios, including a multi-asset class portfolio and a fund of hedge funds. While CIO, Dolan’s responsibilities included asset allocation, strategy formulation, portfolio management, manager selection, process design, and management of the investment team.
Before joining CM Capital, he was chief investment officer and managing director of Dresdner RCM’s $19 billion global fixed income division. He was a partner of the firm and served on its Executive Committee. He led the fixed income investment team, chaired investment committees, developed portfolio strategies, and managed portfolios for pension, endowment and foundation clients.
Earlier in his career, Dolan was a vice president and portfolio manager at PIMCO, where he managed fixed income and synthetic equity portfolios. He also led the firm’s analysis of U.S. monetary policy.
Dolan is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Chartered Investment Counselor. He earned his B.S. in managerial economics from UC Davis. He earned his master’s in management from MIT, with a concentration in finance. He is the recipient of the 2015 UC Davis Aggie Service Award.
Among the many ways they give back to UC Davis, Dolan and his wife, Kathleen Dolan, established an endowed scholarship award that supports UC Davis MBA students who have overcome significant financial hardships or other obstacles.