Tom Donahoe

Tom Donahoe

Managing Director and Practice Leader—Governance and OCIO Search, Manager Analysis

Tom Donahoe leads the governance practice at MAS, LLC. He assists Endowments and Foundations in creating process efficiencies, adding discipline, and achieving cost savings. These improvements enable non-profits to focus existing resources to better fulfill their missions.

Tom previously served as Chief Risk Officer at two major Hedge Funds as well as senior risk management roles at Barclays Capital and RBC, NY. He has been at the forefront of Valuation, Operational and Compliance risk issues both for major banks as well as non-profits. Most recently, he led the four-year rescue of the Wethersfield Estate and Garden from bankruptcy. Earlier in his career, Mr. Donahoe managed sales and trading staffs as well as advising on the proper use of financial derivatives for large US corporations.

Tom is the author of the chapter on Compliance and Documentation Risk in the Risk Handbook for Finance Professionals. Mr. Donahoe has pub­lished a variety of papers with a focus on Governance, Fiduciary Duty, OCIO selection, and ESG investing. He has been a frequent speaker at investment conferences and seminars. Mr. Donahoe serves(ed) as a Trustee for 7 NYC-area Foundations over the last 20 years. He earned a BSFS from Georgetown University, an MBA in Finance from Fordham University, and a JD from Pace University. He also studied International Economics at the Universite de Fribourg (CH.)


Voices from the Field

Preventing Wire Transfer Fraud at Foundations and Family Offices

Posted on May 11, 2020 by Tom Donahoe

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Editor’s Note: This article was originally published by Exponent Philanthropy and is re-posted here with permission. It’s a daily danger Your email/firewalls are constantly being pinged. Although your cyber-security filter may stop 90%+ of the attempts, some still get through. Be especially alert around bank holidays. With international clients, the attempts are especially focused when US/European/Asian holidays are not synced… Read More