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COVID-19

Commonfund Xchange: Cultural Institutions and the COVID-19 Crisis

Posted by Commonfund on Jul 13, 2020

Topic: COVID-19 | Industry Knowledge | Investment Strategy | Market Commentary

In this webcast replay, recognized investment and finance experts from leading organizations shared their experience and insights . . .

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Capturing Credit Opportunities in Times of Crisis

Posted by Olga Chiriac, Vincent Kravec, Kristofer Kwait on Jul 10, 2020

Topic: COVID-19 | Fixed Income

On the heels of the dislocation brought about by COVID-19 many investors have sought to define the outlook for various sectors of the market. We have seen some managers in the core bond space materially lean into corporate credit to take advantage of the “generational wides” in credit spreads. We were curious to put the current event in context relative to other meaningful spread widening events and use this as a springboard to consider possible outcomes in credit going forward.

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Real Estate – Can’t Touch This!

Posted by Paul Von Steenburg on Jun 26, 2020

Topic: COVID-19 | Real Assets

Few markets have been as heavily impacted by the onset of the global pandemic as real estate. Real estate is considered a hard asset that “you can touch and feel”, but during a pandemic no one wants to touch or feel anything. Additionally, government restrictions ...

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Increasing Giving During COVID-19: Thoughts for Philanthropy

Posted by Cathleen M. Rittereiser on Jun 22, 2020

Topic: COVID-19 | Industry Knowledge | Investment Strategy

The Council on Foundations has acted to support its members, their nonprofit partners, and the people and communities hit hardest by the impacts...

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Chart of the Month | Measuring Social Distancing with Mobility Trends

Posted by Ivo C. Nenin on Jun 4, 2020

Topic: COVID-19 | Market Commentary

We continue to monitor the level of social distancing as an indicator for business activity and improvement in consumer sentiment.

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When Will this Crisis End? 3 Keys to Recovery

Posted by Mark J.P. Anson on May 27, 2020

Topic: COVID-19 | Market Commentary

When will this crisis end? Three key issues fiduciaries should keep in mind concerning COVID-19 and this pandemic recession and recovery. The path and trajectory of COVID-19, fiscal and monetary policy, and ...

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Commonfund Xchange: Stewarding Foundations Through the COVID-19 Crisis

Posted by Commonfund on May 14, 2020

Topic: COVID-19 | Governance and Policy | Industry Knowledge

During this webcast, recognized experts from leading organizations shared their experience and insights . . .

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Stewardship During This Crisis: Five Things for Boards to Consider

Posted by George Suttles on May 11, 2020

Topic: COVID-19 | Governance and Policy

As the world continues to grapple with the social, economic, and public health implications of the current COVID-19 crisis, nonprofit organizations . . .

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Chart of the Month | The Fed Rides to the Rescue

Posted by Ivo C. Nenin, Ryan Driscoll on May 5, 2020

Topic: COVID-19 | Market Commentary

The Federal Reserve is determined to support the economy and the normal functioning of capital markets during the COVID-19 pandemic. As of April 29th, the total asset size of the Fed’s balance sheet reached $6.66 trillion dollars, almost doubling from $3.76 trillion at the end of August last year. As the Fed moves from restoring liquidity to stimulating economic activity, the Fed balance sheet is expected to continue to grow while effective interest rates remain at or close to zero.

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Stewarding Endowments Through the COVID-19 Crisis

Posted by Timothy T. Yates, Jr., Steve Snyder on May 4, 2020

Topic: COVID-19 | Investment Strategy

Partnering with NBOA, Tim Yates and Steve Snyder of Commonfund review the current environment and concerns specific to independent schools. With over 32,000 private schools closing their doors as a result of COVID-19, we look at implications to asset allocation, spending and liquidity needs in the near future. As well as how schools can best prepare for the uncertainty going forward.

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