Rufus Whitley, omi, currently serves as President and Chief Investment Officer of the Oblate International Pastoral Investment Trust (OIP)- www.oiptrust.org. The Trust provides investment management for the reserved and endowment funds of Roman Catholic Sponsored Institutions throughout the world including, but not limited to, dioceses, religious orders, ministries and schools.
The Trust invests in both the private and public markets. As part of its private market allocation, the Trust invests in both concessional and market rate impact investments. The faith consistent investment guidelines (available at www.oiptrust.org) are applied to the identification of appropriate public and private market investments, as well as the inclusion of appropriate protections through the investment management and/or side letter agreements. The guidelines touch on key areas of concern including, but not limited to, life ethics, human rights, indigenous communities, climate change, military weapons, tobacco, supply chain, governance and the environment.
Rufus has served in various capacities with the OIP from its inception in December 1990. In addition, he has served as Treasurer General (CFO) of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, overseeing the financial affairs of the order and its commitments in more than 65 countries. He has received graduate degrees in Economics, Educational Administration, and Theology. His terminal degree (JD) is from Stanford University.