Finding the right investment governance model for your institution isn’t about size. In the hyper-competitive world of endowment management, something curious happens when the word used to describe the size of an endowment changes from starting with the letter “m” to a word that starts with the letter “b.” Yes, Billion. With a “B.”
Commonfund is a firm that marries mission and markets in a unique way. And so today we assess the implications of last night's Presidential election on our clients' nonprofit missions as well as on the markets that we invest in together. There were many headlines about markets today, but few about mission. Yet we think that this is an important moment for mission-based organizations.
Americans voted for change last week and, in similar fashion to the financial market response to Brexit in late June, the initial response from the financial markets quickly proved to be wrong.
A combination of better economic growth, including stronger labor conditions and signs of a bottoming in inflation, provided the Fed with an opportunity to restart the normalization process by raising short rates 25 basis points at the mid-December FOMC meeting in what “Fed-watchers” from decades ago might term “taking away the punchbowl just when the party is warming up”. . .
The healthcare business model is changing. Mounting cost pressures are forcing small and mid-sized nonprofit healthcare organizations to consider adopting endowment management practices similar to those used elsewhere in the nonprofit sector. In the face of declining reimbursement from insurance companies and governmental payers, nonprofit healthcare organizations are confronted with an unprecedented series of challenges.
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.