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Investment Strategy

Seven Ways to Diversify Your Private Capital Portfolio

Posted by Commonfund on May 22, 2020

Topic: Investment Strategy | Private Capital

A strong private capital program requires consistent, diversified investing over time. Investors may obtain meaningful diversification in a number of ways. Here are seven ways to diversify your private capital portfolio...

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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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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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Do Bear Markets Favor Active or Passive Investing? It Depends.

Posted by Mark Bennett, Kristofer Kwait on Apr 6, 2020

Topic: COVID-19 | Investment Strategy

In the ongoing debate about active versus passive investing, conventional wisdom posits that active investing outperforms passive in recessionary or bear market environments. The question is: Will the expected pattern hold up in the current sell-off and what will almost assuredly be the ensuing recession? The answer: it depends...

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Video: Higher Ed in the Age of COVID-19

Posted by Commonfund on Apr 6, 2020

Topic: COVID-19 | Governance and Policy | Investment Strategy

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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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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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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Video: A Global Perspective for Long-Term Equity Investors

Posted by Commonfund on Jan 31, 2020

Topic: Investment Strategy

Over the past decade U.S. equities have consistently outperformed international markets, leading many investors to question the role of non-U.S. equities in their portfolio. While the current cycle of U.S. outperformance has certainly been prolonged, it is by no means unprecedented relative to history.

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A Global Perspective for Long-Term Equity Investors

Posted by Andrew Okrongly on Jan 31, 2020

Topic: Equities | Investment Strategy

Over the past decade U.S. equities have consistently outperformed international markets, leading many investors to question the role of non-U.S. equities in their portfolio. While the current cycle of U.S. outperformance has certainly been prolonged, it is by no means unprecedented relative to history.

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