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Your Institutional Investing Partner in Asset Management

Commonfund is an asset management firm founded in 1971. As one of the pioneers of investing long-term portfolios for nonprofits and other institutions, we’ve been helping investors achieve their goals for five decades. Our two-part mission is to enhance the financial resources of our clients and to help them improve their investment management practices. As a nonprofit organization ourselves, we’re able to align our interests with our clients and provide institutional quality investment programs and services that are uniquely designed to fit their needs.

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Access

  • Access to in-demand managers and strategies
  • Knowledge and data 
  • World-class investment professionals

Performance

  • 50-year track record
  • Long-term horizon 
  • Agility to target and customize investments

Values

  • Purpose-driven culture
  • Focused on the client’s mission 
  • Commitment to trust, transparency and ethical behavior 
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How we execute our mission is the key difference that sets us apart

With three mutually supportive components grounded in a strong financial foundation, we deliver higher value through the performance, service, and insight that underpin our two complementary investment platforms for investors:

Commonfund OCIO

We have been a leader in outsourced CIO (OCIO) services designed specifically for nonprofit organizations since our founding.

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CF Private Equity

Partnering with some of the world’s leading private investment firms, we create focused, strategic-specific portfolios for sophisticated investors.

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Who We Serve

Educational Endowments

  • Private colleges and universities
  • Public colleges and universities and their supporting foundations
  • Community colleges
  • Independent schools

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Defined Benefit Plans

  • Public plans
  • Corporate Plans
  • Healthcare Organizations

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Family Offices and Trusts

  • Single-family offices
  • Multi-family offices
  • Trusts

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Foundations and Philanthropic Organizations

  • Private and family foundations
  • Community foundations
  • Public foundations and charities
  • Cultural organizations (e.g., museums, symphonies, ballets)
  • Religious organizations
  • Social services organizations

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Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations

  • Operating fund pools
  • Insurance and funded depreciation reserves
  • Endowment and foundation assets
  • Defined benefit pension plans

Registered Investment Advisors

  • Firms serving UHNW/HNW and institutional investors

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Wealth Management Platforms

  • Banks and brokerage firms UHNW/HNW and institutional investors

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Outsourced CIO

Video Guide to Investment Outsourcing

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Outsourced CIO

Outsourcing: Writing Your RFP

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Outsourced CIO

Asset Allocation and Risk - Commonfund Coffee Talk

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Outsourced CIO

Good Governance in a Crisis - Commonfund Coffee Talk

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Outsourced CIO

The Most Overlooked Element of the OCIO Relationship

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Governance and Policy

Community Foundations - Challenges & Opportunities - Commonfund Coffee Talk

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Governance and Policy

Impact and Values-Aligned Investing - Commonfund Coffee Talk

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Governance and Policy

The State of Private and Community Foundations - Commonfund Coffee Talk

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Governance and Policy

Excellent Boards Are Made, Not Born

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Governance and Policy

Outsourcing: Writing Your RFP

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Investment Strategy

Markets Rally to Close 2022, but Sentiment Remains Dismal

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Investment Strategy

Supply Chains Take a Wild Ride

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Investment Strategy

Is Spending Policy the Other “Free Lunch” in Investing?

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Investment Strategy

Real Estate Takes a Hit from the Fed

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Investment Strategy

Chart of the Month | The Shape of Inflation

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Commonfund Institute

We aim to be a source of investment knowledge and promote best practices for financial management, and Commonfund Institute is at the heart of these efforts. Discover the conferences, studies, and other educational opportunities we offer to deliver information that benefits long-term investors.

 

Interested in Commonfund?

Get in touch with us

Telephone / General Inquiries: (888) 823-6246

Client Account Assistance: (888) 823-3863

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Media Inquiries: William Szczecinski | Prosek: (646) 818-9029 | wszczecinski@prosek.com

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