The ﬁrst step of successful private capital investing is to learn what private capital is, what its risks and rewards are, and how it differs from public market investing. Private capital investing has several characteristics that distinguish it from the public securities markets. This blog is part of a series that focuses on the fundamental principles of private capital investing and the key steps to building and maintaining a well-structured private capital program.
This month we turn our attention to the economy and, specifically, employment. As investors contemplate when this historically long period of economic...
The market for Outsourced Chief Investment Officer (“OCIO”) services has boomed over the last decade. Today, OCIO assets under management are by some estimates nearly $1.5 trillion, 2.5 times the level of just seven years ago . What’s more, industry estimates are for double digit annual growth among endowments and foundations over the next several years . Yet with this “mainstreaming” of OCIO services, why is it that fees and expenses of OCIO providers are so opaque and difficult to compare?
Investors have limited control over the returns their portfolios generate. They do however have more control over their spending. That doesn't make it easy. Commonfund experts take a look a various spending models in this Forum 2019 session.
As part of our commitment to sustainability, we made our annual client conference, Commonfund Forum, a carbon neutral event for the first time in 2019...
The annual Commonfund Higher Education Price Index (HEPI) report provides an analysis of HEPI and the cost factors...
The Council on Foundations - Commonfund Study of Responsible Investing for Foundations analyzes the investment management and governance practices of U.S. foundations, both private and public. Data is excerpted from the Council on Foundations - Commonfund Study of Foundations (CCSF).
The Commonfund Benchmarks Study–Healthcare Report provides an analysis of investment & governance policies & practices of healthcare organizations.
The CCSF study provides an authoritative and comprehensive survey of private and community foundation investment and governance practices.
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.
Commonfund Managing Director and Head of Strategic Solutions, Tim Yates, interviews Dr. Julie Wolman, President of Widener University. In this wide-ranging discussion Dr. Wollman describes how Widener is competing and succeeding in the ultra-competitive world of higher education by focusing on strategy and innovation to differentiate the school.
With investor’s growing interest in the recent years, impact investing has showed healthier returns and better risk management, all while addressing important social and environmental issues. Deborah Spalding, Ben Yeoh, and Randell Cain join together in San Francisco to discuss a few concerns such as promoting a low carbon economy, human rights and gender pay parity and best practices related to investing in companies.
Kris Kwait, Deputy CIO and Head of Investments, discusses investment strategies for long-term investors in the current market environment.
Commonfund's Caroline Greer interviews Sengal Selassie, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of Brightwood Capital Advisors in this Commonfund Manager Spotlight.
Mark Anson, Commonfund Chief Executive Officer and CIO opens Forum 2019 with welcome remarks and a review of the global economy.