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Industry Knowledge

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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How Can Trustees Achieve Intergenerational Equity in the Face of Rising Costs?

Posted by Cathleen M. Rittereiser on Apr 2, 2020

Topic: Governance and Policy | Industry Knowledge

Why and how the HEPI matters to trustees and how they can and should employ it to achieve intergenerational equity.

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Higher Education Price Index (HEPI) Estimate for March 2020

Posted by Commonfund Institute on Mar 31, 2020

Topic: Industry Knowledge

Now available for download: The March 2020 estimate for the Commonfund Higher Education Price Index (HEPI) indicates inflation for U.S. colleges and universities is forecasted to fall to 1.4 percent in fiscal year 2020, based on data available year-to-date through March 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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10 Tips for Stewarding People Remotely

Posted by Cathleen M. Rittereiser on Mar 19, 2020

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

At a time when institutional leaders need to be gathering virtually and making themselves available for interim meetings and conference calls, we wanted to share a video from Professor Steven Rogelberg, UNC Charlotte, that provides tips to make remote meetings work - a critical component in stewarding people remotely.

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Coronavirus: Five Key Questions for Nonprofit Institutions

Posted by Timothy T. Yates, Jr. on Mar 18, 2020

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

There is no question that we are in unprecedented times and will likely remain so for longer than we anticipated even a few weeks ago. The speed at which...

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Viewpoint | Responsible Investing: Evolution, Not Resolution

Posted by Commonfund Institute on Mar 6, 2020

Topic: Industry Knowledge | Responsible Investing

In recent years, responsible investing has received mounting levels of attention from all quarters of the investment management field, from institutional investors large and small to global asset managers to reporting and analytical service providers, not to mention organizations whose mission it is to promulgate responsible investing. Many of their comments and study results have found their way into the media, keeping the industry’s attention riveted on the subject and raising visibility among the investing public.

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2019 Study of Independent Schools Key Highlights [Infographic]

Posted by Commonfund Institute on Feb 19, 2020

Topic: Industry Knowledge

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2019, independent schools reported a 5.7 percent return in endowment assets. In this infographic, we report the key highlights from the 2019 Commonfund Benchmarks Study of Independent Schools. This annual report studies, on average, over 200 U.S independent boarding and day schools.

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2019 Commonfund Benchmarks Study® of Independent Schools (CSIS) Released

Posted by Commonfund Institute on Feb 19, 2020

Topic: Industry Knowledge

Independent schools report 5.7% return on endowment assets for FY2019. Investment results are lower than previous 2 years but at mid-point of 5-year...

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Optimize Luck

Posted by Cathleen M. Rittereiser on Feb 12, 2020

Topic: Industry Knowledge | Investment Strategy

Optimize Luck originated in a group discussion I facilitated for the Investment Institute, a membership organization for institutional investors based in...

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2020 Investor Survey: Private Markets Sentiment

Posted by Ralph P. Money on Jan 13, 2020

Topic: Industry Knowledge | Investment Strategy | Market Commentary | Private Capital

For the third year in a row, Commonfund Capital conducted a year-end annual survey of institutional investors to gauge their sentiment about...

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