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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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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 institutional investors: Outsourced CIO (OCIO) through Commonfund Asset Management and Private Capital solutions through Commonfund Capital.

Investment Strategies

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

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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Outsourced CIO

Top 5 Ways OCIO Fees Mislead

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Outsourced CIO

Tools for Creating Effective Strategic Policy

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Private Capital

Measuring Success with Private Equity

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Private Capital

Accessing Sustainable Opportunities Through Private Equity Strategies

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Private Capital

Commonfund Capital Closes its Inaugural Environmental Sustainability Fund at $233 million

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Private Capital

2022 Private Markets Investor Sentiment Survey

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Private Capital

Secondaries 2021 – A Buyers’ Market

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Governance and Policy

Aligning Spending Policy with Your Institution’s Long-Term Goals

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Governance and Policy

Is your Spending Policy Getting the Attention it Needs?

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Governance and Policy

Strategic Planning May Be Saving the Day for Cultural Institutions

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Governance and Policy

Aligning Endowments & Investments with Foundation Values

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Governance and Policy

Commonfund Institute Launches Educational Platform: Commonfund Institute Online

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Investment Strategy

Aligning Spending Policy with Your Institution’s Long-Term Goals

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Investment Strategy

Endowment Management: The Business of Independent Schools

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Investment Strategy

Don’t Let Inflation be a One-Two Punch for Your Endowment

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Investment Strategy

Diversifying Your Fixed Income Portfolio With a Private Credit Allocation

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Investment Strategy

Is your Spending Policy Getting the Attention it Needs?

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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.

 

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