Monthly Archives: February 2019

Penn President Triples Endowment

“She’s overseen record fundraising and a more than tripling of the endowment. [University President Amy] Gutmann has raised more than $7 billion — $4.3 billion in her first major campaign that concluded in 2012 and nearly $3 billion...

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Recruiting Endowment Leaders

“Since 2011, Barrett’s boutique has found new leaders for the endowments of Harvard, Stanford, Dartmouth, and Emory, among many other major universities. Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan picked DBP [David Barrett Partners] to find their...

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Harvard President on Divestment

“Harvard presidents have long maintained that the University’s endowment is not an appropriate tool for enacting social change despite persistent calls from activists, most recently to withdraw holdings from the fossil fuel and private...

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Endowments Return 8.2% in 2018

“Other than the upturn at the University of Texas system, which saw a jump of 16.4 percent, the list of the wealthiest schools stayed mostly the same. Behind Yale were Stanford and Princeton universities, with more than $25 billion, while...

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Klarman Foundation Hires CIO

“Baupost is also well known as a distressed-debt investor, profiting from trades such as Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.’s bankruptcy. In that investment, the Lehman bankruptcy estate eventually distributed billions to investors, including...

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