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Investment Strategy

Coronavirus: Five Key Questions for Nonprofit Institutions

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

Topic: 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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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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Commonfund’s First Invitational Diverse Manager Day

Posted by Caroline Greer on Jan 23, 2020

Topic: 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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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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Impact Investing – A Market Matures

Posted by Daniel H. Connell, Ethan Levine on Jan 6, 2020

Topic: Investment Strategy | Market Commentary | Responsible Investing

Investment strategy influenced by altruistic intentions -- broadly, impact investing -- has long held sway in a small number of portfolios...

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Year-End Update and 2020 Investment Outlook

Posted by Commonfund on Jan 2, 2020

Topic: 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: 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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Commonfund Forum Goes Global

Posted by Commonfund on Oct 28, 2019

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

During the week of October 14th, 2019 Commonfund Institute hosted our first Forum outside of the United States in Tokyo, Japan.

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Tactical Allocation: Winning Strategy or a Fool’s Game?

Posted by Deborah Spalding, Kristofer Kwait on Oct 4, 2019

Topic: Asset Allocation | Investment Strategy | Risk Management

Institutional investors overseeing long-term pools of capital typically define their strategic asset allocation with specific targets and bands or ranges...

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