Industry Knowledge

A Sit-Down with Richard Fisher

Posted by Commonfund on Apr 11, 2019

Topic: Industry Knowledge

As a follow-on to the Commonfund Forum 2019 panel discussion, The Global Economy and the Return of Risk, Richard Fisher, former President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, sat down to discuss his views on...

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The Global Economy and the Return of Risk

Posted by Commonfund on Apr 11, 2019

Topic: Industry Knowledge

How to think about tariffs, deficits, valuations, leverage, growth and other issues. What signals should institutions be mindful of as they make...

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Survey Finds Majority of Investors Expect Bull Market to End Within Two Years

Posted by Commonfund on Apr 4, 2019

Topic: Industry Knowledge

In a Commonfund Forum 2019 survey, nonprofit investors anticipate weakening consumer confidence to cause the current bull market to come to an end. Nearly half of all respondents remain “cautiously optimistic” that they will be able to achieve CPI + 5% returns over the next decade.

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Forum 2019 Attendee Statistics [Infographic]

Posted by Commonfund Institute on Apr 2, 2019

Topic: Industry Knowledge

Commonfund recently hosted its 21st annual Commonfund Forum in Orlando, Florida. The event brought together institutional investors to engage in a two-day conference to explore cyclical trends and tactical opportunities that can help support the missions of their institutions.

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Viewpoint: Looking Back, Moving Forward – A Decade of Insight from CSIS

Posted by Commonfund Institute on Mar 19, 2019

Topic: Industry Knowledge

Fiscal 2009 was an epochal year. In March, the stock market decline wrought by the financial crisis and Great Recession reached its nadir as investors sensed the worst had passed. With the turn in the equity market, the seeds were sown for the bull market that continued to and through fiscal 2018. Thus, 10 years on, it is useful to look back on the period that began in FY2009 to understand the trends that can be discerned from a decade of data based on the Commonfund Study of Independent Schools (CSIS).

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Study of Independent Schools Key Findings [Infographic]

Posted by Commonfund Institute on Mar 12, 2019

Topic: Industry Knowledge

Schools participating in the Commonfund Benchmarks Study® of Independent Schools (CSIS) for the 2018 fiscal year reported an average return (net of fees) on their endowment assets of 7.4 percent. The 2018 fiscal year covers the period from July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018. In this infographic, we have highlighted the key findings from the study.

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Study of Independent Schools

Posted by Commonfund on Feb 27, 2019

Topic: Governance and Policy | Industry Knowledge

The Commonfund Benchmarks Study of independent Schools provides an analysis of the investment and governance policies and practices of U.S. independent day and boarding schools.

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2018 Commonfund Benchmarks Study® of Independent Schools (CSIS) Released

Posted by Commonfund Institute on Feb 27, 2019

Topic: Industry Knowledge

Commonfund Study of Independent Schools reports 7.4% return on endowment assets for FY2018. Investment result is lower compared to previous year, but long-term returns generally improve . . .

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HEPI

Posted by Commonfund on Dec 10, 2018

Topic: Industry Knowledge

The annual Commonfund Higher Education Price Index (HEPI) report provides an analysis of HEPI and the cost factors...

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2018 HEPI Report Released

Posted by Commonfund Institute on Dec 10, 2018

Topic: Industry Knowledge

Data from the annual Commonfund Higher Education Price Index (HEPI) show that inflation for U.S. colleges and universities rose 2.8 percent in fiscal year 2018, a decline from last fiscal year’s 3.3 percent rate but higher than...

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