Programs

The Institute provides the nonprofit community with professional development programs to advance investment knowledge and promote best practices in financial management.

Commonfund Forum

The Forum is recognized year-in and year-out as a premier investment conference designed exclusively for sophisticated institutional investors representing endowments and foundations, pension funds, healthcare systems, charities and other select investors. Attendance at Forum is by invitation only and limited to 550 senior investment staff and governing boards of eligible institutional investors.

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The Investment Stewardship Academy

For over 25 years, Commonfund Institute has provided trustees and senior investment officers of endowed institutions the opportunity to sharpen their skills, acquire investment knowledge and deepen their understanding of the critical factors shaping the performance of long-term investment pools.

Join us June 24 – 28, 2019, for The Investment Stewardship Academy, being held at the Yale School of Management. The program will be an intensive, week-long series of classroom lectures, breakout sessions, and interactive discussions focusing on investment policy, portfolio management and construction and issues facing boards and investment committees.

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The Treasury Institute for Higher Education

The Treasury Institute for Higher Education is an independent organization that promotes excellence in treasury and financial management through developing educational programs and the sharing of best practices. Its goal is to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and service delivery of the treasury and financial operations of education institutions.  Commonfund was the founding sponsor of the Treasury Institute for Higher Education, and today is a sponsor of the Treasury Symposium, a two and one-half day educational forum run by the Treasury Institute for treasury professionals in higher education, that is held in January each year.

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