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COVID-19

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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Crisis Response: A Framework for Strategic Decisions

Posted by Timothy T. Yates, Jr. on Apr 30, 2020

Topic: COVID-19 | Investment Strategy

We have all lived through bear markets and recessions, but we have not lived through the confluence of dynamics caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to this crisis, we have developed a three-by-three framework to assist our nonprofit clients work through these strategic decisions

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An Insider’s Guide to the Chinese Economy

Posted by Commonfund on Apr 22, 2020

Topic: COVID-19 | Industry Knowledge | Market Commentary

Commonfund CEO and CIO, Mark Anson, hosted Leland Miller, CEO of China Beige Book. Mr. Miller shared his proprietary research and insights . . .

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CARES Act | Q&A for Nonprofits

Posted by Sharad Samy, Paul Mourning on Apr 21, 2020

Topic: COVID-19

Sharad Samy, General Counsel of Commonfund, and Paul Mourning, a partner at Crowell & Moring LLP, answer questions on the CARES Act legislation and potential considerations for nonprofit organizations.

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COVID-19 and Nonprofits | Five Observations from China

Posted by Allison Kaspriske on Apr 16, 2020

Topic: COVID-19 | Industry Knowledge

Tao Ze, founder of YISHAN – China Philanthropy Data Center, and former president of China Foundation Center, provides his observations on COVID-19 and its effects on the nonprofit sector in China and what the U.S. and other countries can learn from them.

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Private Capital Secondaries | An Overview

Posted by Cari Lodge on Apr 14, 2020

Topic: COVID-19 | Private Capital

COVID-19 is impacting the world in unprecedented ways. Today, it is estimated approximately 75 percent of the U.S. population or, almost 250 million people, are staying at home. Globally, over 1.5 billion people have been asked to stay at home. Wine.com, an online wine distributor and one of our secondary investments, has seen demand in March more than double from the year earlier, and was accelerating to three times the year earlier pace in the early days of April. It is too early to tell the full impact on the private capital market. However, if there are comparisons to be made to the global financial crisis, the secondary market may see opportunities to invest at highly attractive returns.

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