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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.

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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

Top 5 Ways OCIO Fees Mislead

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Outsourced CIO

Tools for Creating Effective Strategic Policy

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Outsourced CIO

Top Ten Tips for Better RFPs

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Outsourced CIO

Should We Issue an Investment Manager RFP? 7 Key Considerations

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Outsourced CIO

Your Video Guide to Investment Outsourcing

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Private Capital

Venture Investing: Insights into China’s Dynamic Healthcare Industry

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Private Capital

Mark Radville Appointed as Managing Director of Commonfund Capital

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Private Capital

Secondary Market Poised for Dramatic Growth

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Private Capital

13th Venture Capital Fund Closes at $625 Million Cap

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Private Capital

Allocating to Illiquid Investments

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Governance and Policy

Endowment Management and the Three Primary Responsibilities of a Board

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Governance and Policy

Constructing Investment Portfolios for Endowments

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Governance and Policy

Investing in ESG and Sustainability

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Governance and Policy

Does Good Governance Lead to Better Investment Performance?

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Governance and Policy

Spending at Independent Schools Impacted by COVID-19

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Investment Strategy

Constructing Investment Portfolios for Endowments

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Investment Strategy

Allocating to Illiquid Investments

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Investment Strategy

Viewpoint | The Ever-Evolving 80/20

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Investment Strategy

The Tech Effect and Direct Venture Growth Investing

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Investment Strategy

Board of Trustees and Investment Committee Roles and Responsibilities

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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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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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