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Our clients

Our clients are different than other institutional investors. They serve a higher mission. Their operations and principles are held to a higher standard. They want to invest with advisors who first and foremost pursue exceptional performance, but who also share their mission and understand how they work.

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Nonprofit Institutional Investors

We were founded to focus exclusively on the asset management needs of nonprofit investors and have maintained that focus for over 40 years. Today, we serve all types of nonprofits:

Educational Endowments

  • Private colleges and universities
  • Public colleges and universities and their supporting foundations.
  • Community colleges
  • K-12 Independent schools

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

Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations

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

Often, the management and oversight of private and family foundations' are closely linked with affiliated family offices and trusts.  These organizations have a need for professional asset management, yet they may find that traditional providers of investment services typically lack institutional rigor in their approach and sophisticated alternative asset management. Commonfund partners with family offices to provide our unique skills and institutional quality solutions to their nonprofit clients.

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Pension Plans & Plan Sponsors

Since the 1990’s Commonfund has managed pension assets affiliated with U.S. and (later,) Canadian nonprofit organizations, including hospitals, colleges and universities.

Recently we broadened our plan sponsor universe beyond this nonprofit community to include public defined benefit plans.

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