Commonfund Launches Diverse Manager Portal

Posted by Commonfund on Sep 10, 2019

Topic: Investment Strategy | Responsible Investing

Commonfund Launches Diverse Manager Portal to Broaden Client Access to Diverse Investment. Designed specifically to receive due diligence materials from women and minority managers investing...

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An Investor’s Guide to Private Equity Today

Posted by Commonfund on Aug 22, 2019

Topic: Industry Knowledge | Investment Strategy | Market Commentary

Commonfund recently hosted a panel discussion focused on the current state of private equity and venture capital, with an emphasis on the investor’s perspective of the industry today.

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2018 Council on Foundations-Commonfund Study of Foundations (CCSF) Released

Posted by Commonfund on Aug 15, 2019

Topic: Industry Knowledge

Data gathered in the 2018 Council on Foundations–Commonfund Study of Investment of Endowments for Private and Community Foundations® (CCSF) show that investment returns for participating private and community foundations declined to mid-single-digit losses in 2018 from double-digit gains in 2017.

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Commonfund Hosts Girls Who Invest at NYC Event

Posted by Rachel Clivaz, Commonfund on Jul 19, 2019

Topic: Industry Knowledge | Partners | People

Girls Who Invest (GWI) is an organization focused on bringing more women into the field of asset management, a goal that Commonfund strongly supports...

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Commonfund Spotlight: Private Equity

Posted by Commonfund on Jul 9, 2019

Topic: Private Capital

Commonfund head of private equity, Mark Hoeing, will discuss views of the private equity market and share research insights into portfolio construction.

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Committing to Private Capital – What You Need to Know

Posted by Commonfund on Jul 1, 2019

Topic: Private Capital

Building a private capital allocation that makes a difference to your portfolio takes time and dedication. The first step is deciding to make a meaningful allocation to private capital. Then, to implement that allocation prudently, you will need to diversify among several types of private capital investments....

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Commonfund Capital Appoints Head of Beijing Investment Office

Posted by Commonfund on Jun 25, 2019

Topic: People | Private Capital

Commonfund Capital, the private capital subsidiary of Commonfund, announced today the appointment of Xiaonan Tian as Associate Director and Head of its investment office in Beijing, China. Xiaonan will be responsible for the oversight of due diligence, manager selection, investment monitoring and portfolio construction for the firm’s private equity and venture capital investment management programs in the Asia-Pacific basin.

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Growth of the Secondaries Market

Posted by Commonfund on May 30, 2019

Topic: Private Capital

Cari Lodge, Commonfund Capital Head of Secondaries, on “Bloomberg Markets: Americas” today with Vonnie Quinn discusses the growth of the secondaries market. Focusing on the future and opportunities in the space.

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CIO Roundtable: The Past, Present and Future of Endowment Investing

Posted by Commonfund on May 20, 2019

Topic: Investment Strategy

Fiduciaries of nonprofit organizations are entrusted with fulfilling the missions of their organizations in large part through effective stewardship of financial assets. In the 50 years since the Ford Foundation published their game-changing reports, perpetual investing has evolved to include every asset class and strategy. In this Commonfund Forum session, our distinguished panel of CIOs will share their perspectives on portfolio management, the efficacy of the endowment model today and how the leaders of institutions can meet the challenge of stewarding capital into the next 50 years and beyond.

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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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