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Diversity

In Remembrance

Posted by Commonfund on Jun 3, 2020

Topic: Diversity

The senseless killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and most recently, George Floyd have once again brought the scourge of racism to the forefront of our nation’s conscience.

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Nonprofit Leaders Spotlight | Rochelle Witharana, Chief Financial Officer, California Wellness Foundation

Posted by George Suttles on May 26, 2020

Topic: Diversity | Investment Strategy | People

With nearly $1 billion in assets, The California Wellness Foundation, is one of California’s largest public health philanthropic institutions . . .

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
Staying the Course in Uncertain Times

Posted by George Suttles on Mar 24, 2020

Topic: COVID-19 | Diversity | Responsible Investing

The times we are living in are unprecedented. Social distancing, sheltering in place, business closures and other measures are being employed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 to more vulnerable members of the population. Due to this pandemic, the markets are reeling, having fallen 30 percent from its peak in just a few weeks.

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Michael Warren Interviews Phil Bronner of Ardent Venture Partners

Posted by Commonfund on Feb 11, 2020

Topic: Diversity | Private Capital

Commonfund Board Member, Michael Warren, interviews Phil Bronner of Ardent Venture Partners.

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Commonfund’s First Invitational Diverse Manager Day

Posted by Caroline Greer on Jan 23, 2020

Topic: Diversity | Investment Strategy | Responsible Investing

Commonfund held its first invitational Diverse Manager Day. The day was made possible as a result of the success we had from submissions to the Diverse Manager Portal launched last fall. Commonfund developed the dedicated Diverse Manager Portal as part of our effort to expand our Diverse Manager Database; to accelerate the inclusion of diverse managers in client portfolios; and to give clients access to a broader array of investment talent.

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Video: Year-End Update and 2020 Investment Outlook

Posted by Commonfund on Jan 2, 2020

Topic: Diversity | Industry Knowledge | Market Commentary

After years of low interest rates, low volatility and rising stock markets, we saw little change in each of these areas in 2019 -- despite the late stage of the economic cycle and an abrupt turn in interest rate policy by the Federal Reserve. Our Outlook, titled "The Song Remains the Same", provides our views on the markets and how to position investment portfolios going forward.

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Year-End Update and 2020 Investment Outlook

Posted by Commonfund on Jan 2, 2020

Topic: Diversity | Investment Strategy | Market Commentary

As another year draws to a close, we reflect on the last twelve months and see that once again the markets rallied, the domestic economy remained resilient, and the world continued to spin. While occasional bouts of volatility and unsettling news flow briefly rattled investors in both late spring and summer, one tune continued to play in our head… “The Song Remains the Same” by Led Zeppelin.

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Nonprofit Leaders Spotlight | Dimple Abichandani, Executive Director of GSF

Posted by George Suttles on Nov 22, 2019

Topic: Diversity | Investment Strategy | People

Dimple Abichandani is Executive Director of the General Service Foundation (“GSF”), a private grantmaking family foundation that dedicates...

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Diversity and Inclusion on Nonprofit Boards is Effective Stewardship

Posted by George Suttles on Oct 10, 2019

Topic: Diversity | Industry Knowledge

Many institutions recognize the need for diversity and inclusion on their boards and investment committees. Diverse and inclusive boards can make more effective decisions, design and deliver appropriate services and initiatives for diverse individuals and communities, and are better able to compete in an era of scarce resources when an increasing number of donors care about diversity within organizations seeking their support. Most recently...

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Announcing the Commonfund Diverse Manager Portal

Posted by Caroline Greer on Sep 10, 2019

Topic: Diversity | Investment Strategy | Responsible Investing

As part of our efforts to expand our universe of diverse managers, and ultimately, the number of diverse managers we invest with, over the last year Commonfund built a cross-asset class Diverse Manager Database of managers that we have met and evaluated. The first objective of the database was...

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