Keith Cardoza

Chief Investment Officer

Keith received a BA in Economics from the University of Chicago. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is past chair of CFA Society Chicago. Keith serves as Assistant Treasurer of the Economic Club of Chicago. He serves on the board and investment committee of the Malta Human Services Foundation, which makes grants to support the charitable mission of the Sovereign Order of Malta. He has served on the executive committees of Chicago Children’s Choir, Steppenwolf Theatre, and Chicago Stock Exchange. He also served on the boards of Joffrey Ballet, the Chicago International Film Festival, and the Union League Club of Chicago. Keith is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago and The Chicago Club.

Prior to joining BRF, Keith served as a Managing Director of Merrick Ventures, an investment firm focused on technology investments. The U.S. Patent Office awarded three patents to Keith, including one for the Ocean Tomo 300 Patent Index, the first intellectual-property based stock-index. Previously Keith chaired Boeing’s Investment Strategy and Asset Allocation Committee, responsible for the investment strategy for $41 billion in retirement assets. This committee included the Directors of Equities, Fixed Income, Alternative Investments, and Risk. Prior to Boeing, Keith managed the $6 billion equity portfolio for the Illinois State Board of Investment pension fund.

Keith is BRF’s Chief Investment Officer. He leads the firm’s asset allocation and manager selection efforts.

Committee Service

  • Impact Investing Committee, Co-Chair
  • Investment Strategy Committee, Co-Chair
  • Private Equity and Credit Committee
  • Public Markets Committee
  • Real Estate Committee
  • Knowledge Management Committee
  • Risk Management Committee