Alumni & Friends

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Alumni & Friends

CLA alumni are shaping their communities and the world around them. Read more about their remarkable accomplishments.

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Resources for Alumni

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Alumni Spotlight

From the roll of the dice to tax-code incentives

Robert Litterman (PhD ‘80, economics) studied human biology and physics as an undergrad at Stanford and worked as a journalist before coming to CLA to earn his doctorate in economics. He went on to join the economics faculty at MIT, returned to Minnesota to work as a research economist at the Federal Reserve Bank, then spent a successful 23-year career at Goldman Sachs and co-developed the famous Black-Litterman Global Asset Allocation Model, an investment management tool still widely used. A founding partner of Kepos Capital, he is a global thought leader on climate change.

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Giving to CLA

You make CLA a destination for the world's brightest minds, and keep a college education within reach for the talented, the visionary, the driven.

$98.2
million to support students
16
new funds to support faculty research and teaching
$44.7
million for diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives

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