Chenae W. Edwards, CPA


Chenae is a member of the Philanthropic Practice Group, advising healthcare organizations, endowments and foundations.  She is recognized as an asset allocation specialist and serves on NEPC’s Asset Allocation Committee, which oversees the development of asset class assumptions and general client actions for the firm.  Chenae authored the white paper, Nonprofit Organizations: Annual Audit Survival Guide, focused on equipping nonprofit finance professionals with tools to prepare for their annual financial statement audits.  She also co-chairs the firm’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Network.  Chenae led a fireside chat entitled “Is the Investment Industry Ready to Be Color BraveTM?” where she interviewed Mellody Hobson, Co-CEO and President of Ariel Investments, about diversity in finance in February 2020.  

Prior to joining NEPC in 2013, Chenae worked at Goldman Sachs in Private Wealth Management and at Sovereign’s Capital as an Analyst focused on investments in frontier markets.  Chenae also worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers as a Senior Associate in the Financial Services Audit Practice where she focused on the banking and asset management industries. 

Chenae holds an MBA from Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and a B.S. from North Carolina A&T State University.  She is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in North Carolina and a Level III CFA candidate.  Chenae serves as an Executive Advisory Committee member for the School of Business and Economics at North Carolina A&T State University.  She is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and serves as a board member of the Boston Pearl Foundation. 

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