Ben Stewart, OBU alumnus and director of investor relations at The Humphreys Fund, will deliver OBU’s Business Forum Lecture Friday, Oct. 9, at 10 a.m. The event will be held in the Tulsa Royalties Auditorium in Bailey Business Center on the OBU campus in Shawnee. The lecture is free and open to the public.
In January 2015, Stewart joined The Humphreys Fund as managing director of investor relations. The Oklahoma City-based, private real estate investment fund was founded by former Oklahoma City Mayor Kirk Humphreys. It is a diversified, income-producing, multi-sector real estate fund with approximately $160 million in assets across 13 states. The Fund expects closing 2015 with over $200 million in assets and is planning and anticipating significant future growth.
Prior to joining The Humphreys Fund, he served as director of investments at the University of Oklahoma Foundation, where he managed approximately $1.5 billion in assets. At the foundation, he managed the investment process and worked closely with the investment committee of the board of trustees. He coordinated all of the investment activities on the foundation’s endowment and short-term portfolios including recommending asset allocation and manager selection. He also oversaw the due diligence and monitoring process on the foundation’s 90 external investment managers.
Prior to his time at the foundation, he spent almost a decade at the Baptist Foundation of Oklahoma, where he performed a similar function as vice president, director of investments.
Stewart earned a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in finance from the University of Oklahoma and a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance with a minor in religion from Oklahoma Baptist University. He and his wife, Jeannie, reside in Newcastle, Oklahoma, along with their children, where their family is active at First Baptist Church. He leads a growing small group of young adults called “4G,” serves as a deacon and on the finance team, and also coaches Upward Basketball.