Discussions about whether responsible investing strategies help or hurt investment performance are complicated by the fact that, there are several broad categories of responsible investing practice and they influence portfolios in different ways. Many institutions have concerns about whether and how to apply ESG investing practices to their portfolio. These reservations stem partly from their past experience with SRI and partly because ESG investing has only recently become more widespread. While there are many concerns about responsible investing, the most common concerns...
It was a week of inaction as the FOMC, Bank of Japan and Bank of England kept their key interest rates unchanged. None of these announcements were unanticipated. The Bank of Japan is still in “wait and see” mode to assess the effectiveness of previous policy moves and the Bank of England is focused on the upcoming Brexit vote.
The UK’s vote to leave the European Union (EU) has sent shock waves through the capital markets throughout the day today. The 52%/48% vote to leave the EU was a significant surprise, as most polls had the “remain” camp winning.
Since the Brexit vote, several continental European officials have moved to a hardline stance as witnessed by recent comments from Angela Merkel who stressed that the U.K. can't expect favorable treatment once it leaves and that there will be no informal talks on a new relationship before the government in London files its application for divorce.
The sharp bounce back in nonfarm payrolls in June confirms that the Fed, as well as many market participants, overreacted to the weak labor data released a month ago.
Commonfund Institute, NACUBO and AGB survey builds upon the 2014 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments® by delving in to responsible investing practices, policies and portfolio strategies. Topics covered include: defining responsible investing practices; current investment practices; policies and procedures; views on responsible investing; and potential portfolio changes.
The NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments® (NCSE) provides the most comprehensive analysis of financial, investment and governance policies and practices.
The CCSF study provides an authoritative and comprehensive survey of private and community foundation investment and governance practices.
The annual Commonfund Higher Education Price Index (HEPI) report provides an analysis of HEPI and the cost factors...
Commonfund Institute and The Council on Foundations survey builds upon the 2014 Council on Foundations-Commonfund Study of Investment of Endowments for Private and Community Foundations® (CCSF) by delving in to responsible investing practices, policies and portfolio strategies.