Martin J. Gross

Marty Gross directs investment strategy and oversees Sandalwood’s funds of funds. His career in fund management began in 1983, when he tracked and evaluated the performance of investment managers on behalf of high net worth individuals. He formed Sandalwood Securities in 1990, and has overseen the growth of his company for over 20 years.

Before he began his career in investment management, Marty practiced tax and corporate law in New York City, working in the corporate finance division of L.F. Rothschild, Unterberg, Towbin. A member of the New Jersey and New York Bars, he has written numerous articles for The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Foreign Affairs and other renowned financial publications. He frequently lectures on fund of fund investment strategies at industry conferences.

Marty is a member of the Board of Trustees of Brandeis University and the Board of Overseers for the Brandeis International Business School, and serves on the University’s Investment Committee. He is the President of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, a member of The Council on Foreign Relations, and he serves on the Board of Trustees of the New York Historical Society. Marty served on the Committee on Research Libraries of the New York Public Library where he established, and continues to endow, the Martin J. Gross Collection of Voltaire, one of the world’s most important collections of the great writer’s works, as well as on the Dean’s Council of New York University Law School.

Marty earned his BA, Summa Cum Laude, from Brandeis University in 1972. He received a BA and MA from Brasenose College, Oxford University in 1974, and then went on to earn a JD from The University of Chicago Law School in 1977. Subsequently, Marty studied at New York University Law School, where he earned an LLM in 1981.