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Commonfund Manager Spotlight | Brightwood Capital Advisors

Posted by Commonfund on Mar 6, 2019

Topic: Investment Strategy

Commonfund's Caroline Greer interviews Sengal Selassie, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of Brightwood Capital Advisors in this Commonfund Manager Spotlight.

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Commonfund Benchmarks Study of Independent Schools

Posted by Commonfund on Feb 27, 2019

Topic: Governance and Policy | Industry Knowledge

The Commonfund Benchmarks Study of independent Schools provides an analysis of the investment and governance policies and practices of U.S. independent day and boarding schools.

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Chart of the Month | One Reason Investors Are Feeling Uneasy

Posted by Commonfund on Feb 25, 2019

Topic: Market Commentary

Investors of all types, including those that represent institutions, are clearly feeling more uneasy than they have in years. It isn’t just the spike in stock market volatility that buffeted investors in the fourth quarter of 2018 (after a prolonged period of abnormally low volatility), but the magnitude of the swings that may be the culprit. We researched the worst and best S&P 500 performing Decembers and Januarys since 1928...

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5 Steps to Success in Private Capital

Posted by Commonfund on Feb 19, 2019

Topic: Private Capital

Investors participate in private capital markets for two main reasons: to pursue increased investment return and to add portfolio diversification. Even well-informed investors who are experienced in publicly traded equities can be uncertain about private market investing. In addition to possessing good public markets knowledge and expertise, they often need an effective resource to help them respond to questions from others involved in the investment process. This blog is the first in a series that focuses on the fundamental principles...

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Succeed in Private Capital Investing

Posted by Commonfund on Feb 12, 2019

Topic: Private Capital

Download this Commonfund guide, "Succeed in Private Capital", to learn the key steps to building and maintaining a well-structured private capital program. There are fundamental principles of private capital investing that when followed consistently have proved to be a highly rewarded strategy. Download this brochure today and learn more...

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Identifying an “E” Factor

Posted by Commonfund on Dec 11, 2018

Topic: Responsible Investing

Over the past year the Commonfund investment teams have undertaken research to identify and isolate a new factor associated with the environmental sustainability of a stock (or a portfolio of stocks). Identifying and valuing the impact of ESG factors on performance and risk is particularly difficult. There are two important reasons to pursue this objective...

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HEPI

Posted by Commonfund on Dec 10, 2018

Topic: Industry Knowledge

The annual Commonfund Higher Education Price Index (HEPI) report provides an analysis of HEPI and the cost factors...

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Investment Strategies for Long-Term Investors | An Interview with Kris Kwait

Posted by Commonfund on Nov 28, 2018

Topic: Investment Strategy

Kris Kwait, Deputy CIO and Head of Investments, discusses investment strategies for long-term investors in the current market environment.

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Managing Director, Consultant Relations Appointed

Posted by Commonfund on Nov 28, 2018

Topic: People | Private Capital

Commonfund Capital, the private capital subsidiary of Commonfund, announced today that its investment team has expanded with the appointment of Jay Teevan as Managing Director of Consultant Relations. Jay’s focus will be working with the investment consulting and advisory community on Commonfund Capital’s suite of investment programs in private equity, venture capital, private natural resources, secondaries and co-investments.

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Commonfund Launches Diversity Office

Posted by Commonfund on Nov 15, 2018

Topic: Governance and Policy | People | Responsible Investing

Commonfund, a prominent asset manager for endowments, foundations and public pension investors, announced today the launch of its Diversity Office (“The Office”). By fostering an environment that values different perspectives, challenges conventional thinking and maximizes the potential of all employees, The Office...

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