The school announced their endowment figures last week.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Investment Management Company (MITIMCo) announced today that MIT’s unitized pool of endowment and other MIT funds generated an investment return of 8.8 percent during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019. At the end of the fiscal year, MIT’s endowment funds totaled $17.4 billion, excluding pledges.
They also published their financials for fiscal year 2019. On the third page of that report you will find a description of their investment policy.
MIT’s investment policy is based on the primary goal of generating high real rates of return without exceptional volatility. To reduce volatility, the portfolio is broadly diversified. To generate high real rates of return, MIT’s investment policy favors equity investments over fixed income instruments and is heavily weighted toward less efficient markets such as private equity, real estate, and real assets. MIT primarily invests through external fund managers, thereby allowing the Institute to access the best investment talent globally. By identifying a wide variety of top-tier investment managers with specific competencies, MIT is able to construct a broadly diversified portfolio while accessing deep sector expertise. Decision authority for the selection of managers, direct investments, and asset allocation resides with MIT’s Investment Management Company (MITIMCo). The Board of Directors of MITIMCo holds four regularly scheduled meetings during the fiscal year in which investment policy, performance, and asset allocation are reviewed.
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