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Industry Knowledge

Changing the Conversation on College and University Resources

Posted by Cathleen M. Rittereiser on Jun 30, 2020

Topic: Governance and Policy | Industry Knowledge | Investment Strategy

William Massy has spent his entire career at the intersection of academia and administration, as a microeconomist; professor, dean and CFO at Stanford...

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Higher Education Price Index (HEPI) Estimate for June 2020

Posted by Commonfund Institute on Jun 26, 2020

Topic: Industry Knowledge | Investment Strategy

Now available for download: The June 2020 estimate for the Commonfund Higher Education Price Index (HEPI) indicates inflation for U.S. colleges and universities is forecasted to fall to 2.2 percent in fiscal year 2020, based on data available year-to-date through June 23, 2020. The HEPI estimate is calculated with available year-to-date data points coupled with a forecast of remaining numbers based on historical data.

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Enhancing Investment Stewardship with Fund Governance Analytics

Posted by Commonfund Institute on Jun 25, 2020

Topic: Industry Knowledge | Investment Strategy

Strong board performance is critical for every organization dedicated to achieving its mission, which is why Commonfund Institute makes it our mission to advance best investment stewardship practices. We were delighted to present Christopher Merker, co-Founder and Executive Director of Fund Governance Analytics and co-Author of The Trustee Governance Guide: The Five Imperatives of 21st Century Investing. Chris' research demonstrates that the best run organizations outperform their peers nearly 2 to 1.

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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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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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Five Key Points of the Investment Policy Statement

Posted by Commonfund Institute on Apr 29, 2020

Topic: Governance and Policy | Industry Knowledge

The central document guiding the management of a nonprofit institution’s endowment is the investment policy statement (IPS). The IPS should be specific, embodying in concrete terms the best thinking of the board of trustees about the investment pool, its goals and its purposes; but it also needs to be sufficiently flexible to guide the board through environments...

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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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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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Video: CARES Act | Implications and Opportunities for Nonprofits

Posted by Commonfund on Apr 9, 2020

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

Watch the webcast replay to learn more about what the CARES Act means for nonprofits and considerations for your institutions . . .

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Higher Ed in the Age of COVID-19

Posted by Commonfund on Apr 6, 2020

Topic: COVID-19 | Industry Knowledge | Market Commentary

Commonfund convenes an expert panel to take on the short- and intermediate-term threats that higher education confronts in the face of a national . . .

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