Endowments

Investment Process at Oxford Endowment

The school’s endowment describes how they invest on page twelve of their latest report. Our team has the freedom to make investments today that may not come to fruition during their lifetime. We pursue long term themes across asset groups...

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Northwestern Endowment Performance 2019

The school announced their endowment figures last week. Northwestern’s endowment decreased from $11.08 billion to $10.8 billion in the 2019 fiscal year, after its long-term balance pool underperformed relative to expectations and a withdrawal to...

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Manager Selection at Denison Endowment

A few years ago David Barcus, Director of Investments at Denison University, was asked about his strategy in finding the best fund managers. In terms of what we are looking for in fund managers, I always look for managers who can demonstrate...

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Due Diligence in the Art World

How many philanthropic dollars are spent by art museums on fake art? The quality of these paintings – their faithful duplicity – jolted the market. The sums of money at stake in art, never paltry to begin with, have grown monstrous. Thirty years...

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Board Members in the Art World

Buying art has been around for a while, whether for status or taste. Among the biggest losers in the current system are artists themselves. With art now considered an asset class similar to equities and commodities, collectors are forever on the...

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Job Duties at Stanford Endowment

What are the responsibilities of a Managing Director of Operations inside an endowment? Directly and/or through his/her team, manage the following areas including (but not limited to): Strategic Leadership: Contribute to the development of...

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