Tag: Yale

David Swensen on Bankers

A few years ago, the business school held a panel on finance and its influence on society. One of the panelists was David Swensen and he shared his distaste for bankers. Let me pick up on Bob’s [Professor Robert Shiller] comment that there’s a...

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Charley Ellis on the Yale Model

As former member of the Investment Committee at Yale, Charley Ellis shared what distinguishes the school’s model of investing. The selection of managers has long been dominated by detailed assessments of character; the diversified structure...

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Yale Endowment Performance 2019

Yale announced their endowment figures last week. Yale’s endowment earned a 5.7% investment return (net of fees) for the year ending June 30, 2019. The endowment value increased from $29.4 billion on June 30, 2018, to $30.3 billion on June 30...

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Yale Endowment on Puerto Rican Debt

How does Yale’s endowment invest in Puerto Rican debt? Yale does not directly invest in Puerto Rican debt; it invests through fund managers and private equity firms. According to Charles Decker GRD ’18, Ward 9 alder and a leader of the Yale...

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Yale Venture Capital Program

“Yale’s venture capital program, one of the first of its kind, is regarded as among the best in the institutional investment community; the University is frequently cited as a role model by other investors. Yale’s venture capital managers...

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