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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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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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