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First 2019 HEPI Estimate at 2.6%

Posted by Commonfund on May 15, 2019

Topic: Industry Knowledge

Commonfund Institute today announced that the first 2019 estimate for the Commonfund Higher Education Price Index (HEPI) indicates inflation for U.S. colleges and universities is forecasted to rise 2.6 percent in fiscal year 2019, based on data available year-to-date through April 30, 2019.

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Taking a Fresh Look at Spending Models

Posted by Commonfund on May 14, 2019

Topic: Industry Knowledge

Investors have limited control over the returns their portfolios generate. They do however have more control over their spending. That doesn't make it easy. Commonfund experts take a look a various spending models in this Forum 2019 session.

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Commonfund Capital Closes 2nd Secondaries Fund at $450M

Posted by Commonfund on May 8, 2019

Topic: Private Capital

Commonfund Capital announced the closing of its second secondaries fund, Commonfund Capital Secondary Partners II. The fund closed with $450 million of capital commitments sourced from investors including endowments, foundations, pension plans, insurance pools and family offices, more than doubling the $170 million committed to Commonfund Capital Secondary Partners I in 2016.

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Chart of the Month | U.S. Jobs Machine Keeps Cranking

Posted by Commonfund on May 1, 2019

Topic: Market Commentary

This month we turn our attention to the economy and, specifically, employment. As investors contemplate when this historically long period of economic...

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Welcome Address and Overview | Forum 2019

Posted by Commonfund on Apr 30, 2019

Topic: Industry Knowledge

Mark Anson, Commonfund Chief Executive Officer and CIO opens Forum 2019 with welcome remarks and a review of the global economy.

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Playing to Win

Posted by Commonfund on Apr 23, 2019

Topic: Industry Knowledge

In this Forum 2019 general session, Commonfund experts share research into much of the conventional wisdom around institutional portfolio management, with some surprising results into which approaches best position institutions to win in the long term. Discover new ideas that can provoke important discussions for boards and investment committees.

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Dynamic Workforce = Dynamic Portfolios

Posted by Commonfund on Apr 23, 2019

Topic: Industry Knowledge

The surprising outcomes when diverse groups and homogeneous groups tackle the same problem...

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A Sit-Down with Richard Fisher

Posted by Commonfund on Apr 11, 2019

Topic: Industry Knowledge

As a follow-on to the Commonfund Forum 2019 panel discussion, The Global Economy and the Return of Risk, Richard Fisher, former President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, sat down to discuss his views on...

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The Global Economy and the Return of Risk

Posted by Commonfund on Apr 11, 2019

Topic: Industry Knowledge

How to think about tariffs, deficits, valuations, leverage, growth and other issues. What signals should institutions be mindful of as they make...

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Private Capital Investing vs Public Market Investing, What’s the Big Difference?

Posted by Commonfund on Apr 10, 2019

Topic: Private Capital

The first step of successful private capital investing is to learn what private capital is, what its risks and rewards are, and how it differs from public market investing. Private capital investing has several characteristics that distinguish it from the public securities markets. This blog is part of a series that focuses on the fundamental principles of private capital investing and the key steps to building and maintaining a well-structured private capital program.

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