Margaret Towle is a partner and managing director with HighTower Advisors, where she works with endowments and wealthy families and serves on the group investment services steering committee. Previously she was a managing director with Greycourt & Co., where she oversaw research and development across traditional and alternative asset classes. Before that she was executive vice president and chief investment officer for Northern Trust Global Advisors. She was a Kauffman Foundation fellow and she received IMCA’s 2006 Stephen L. Kessler Writing Award. She is a member of the Greenwich Roundtable, a founding board member of the Center for Women and Democracy at the University of Washington, and an angel investor in 100 Women in Hedge Funds. She serves on IMCA’s board of directors and is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Investment Consulting; she is former chair of IMCA’s advisory council and the Investments & Wealth Monitor editorial advisory board. She earned BA, MA, and PhD degrees from the University of Washington-Seattle.