Senior Investment Consultant Joins Marquette

February 03, 2014

CHICAGO, February 3, 2014 – Marquette Associates, Inc. today announced the addition of Kweku Obed as a senior vice president to continue expanding the firm’s investment consulting team. As a senior investment consultant, Kweku is involved in the daily management and administration of client relationships. He has more than 15 years of investment experience and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences.

“Kweku’s considerable background in both investment management and investment consulting is a great fit for our client service culture,” said Brian Wrubel, president and CEO of Marquette. “Adding another consultant at his level will help us maintain excellent service levels as we steadily grow the firm.”

Kweku Obed joined the firm from Mercer Investment Consulting, where he served as a principal and senior investment consultant in their Chicago office. His responsibilities included working with defined benefit and defined contribution clients on asset allocation, performance measurement and analysis, investment manager search, and investment policy development. Prior to Mercer, Kweku worked at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (now part of BlackRock) as an assistant vice president in their tax-exempt fixed income research group. Kweku holds a B.S. with honors in economics from Queen Mary College, University of London, and a M.S. in development economics from SOAS, University of London. He is a recipient of the Bernard Corry Prize in Economics. Kweku is a CFA charterholder, CAIA charterholder and contributor to the official CAIA textbook, CAIA Level I: An Introduction to Core Topics in Alternative Investments, Second Edition. He is a member of the board of trustees for the La Rabida Children’s Hospital and a recipient of the Harlem YMCA 2013 Black Achievers in Industry award for corporate and community leadership.

Kweku Obed is the third senior-level investment consultant to join Marquette in the past year. Alex G. Fisher and Glenn E. Ross joined the firm as part of the acquisition of Archstone Portfolio Solutions.

About Marquette Associates
Marquette Associates is a Chicago-based, independent investment consulting firm that guides institutional investment programs with a focused three-point approach and careful research. Marquette has served a single mission since 1986 – enable institutions to be more effective investment stewards. Marquette places client fiduciary duties first through complete independence and 100% employee ownership. The firm currently serves more than 230 clients with over $90 billion in assets – from public funds, unions and corporations to endowments, foundations and other non-profits.

For more information, please contact Brian M. Wrubel at 312.527.5500 or

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