Mervin Burton serves as Director of Investments at Lafayette College, overseeing $850 million of endowment and separately invested assets. Previously, he served as Senior Investment Manager at IBM Retirement Funds, helping to oversee $50 billion in pension fund assets. At both Lafayette and IBM, Mr. Burton’s responsibilities included developing investment strategy, investing in financial markets, monitoring portfolio risk, and maintaining proper governance. Prior to his career in investment management, Mr. Burton worked in various finance and consulting roles within IBM Finance, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and Goldman Sachs. Mr. Burton is a CFA Charterholder, and a member of the CFA Institute. He also serves on the Administrative Leadership Team for Lafayette College. He graduated with a B.S. in Economics, with a concentration in Finance, from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.