At the end of the year we sent out a short survey to learn more about investors’ headline concerns about the private capital markets today. Investors also shared their expectations about returns and where they see their allocations to various private strategies trending.
The trade wars began with the United States and China but have now expanded to Japan as well. With Russia, the U.S., and the U.K. all looking inwardly, emerging market nations need another superpower to turn to for foreign direct investment, infrastructure, and other economic support.
Volatility returned in force the in first quarter of 2018 and both stock and bonds posted negative returns, making for a challenging quarter for investors. The resurgence in market volatility had many investors turning the calendar on March 31st with trepidation...
Ultimately, the decision to increase rates was unanimous as the vote was 8-0. Federal Reserve officials raised interest rates for the second time this year and upgraded their forecast to four total increases in 2018, as unemployment fell and inflation exceeded their targets faster than previously projected.
There are many terms referring in some way to practices related to responsible investing: socially responsible investing; mission-related investing; impact investing; integrated reporting; and investing according to environmental, social and governance principles. These terms are often grouped under the same category of responsible investing, but this generalization is misleading..
The CCSF study provides an authoritative and comprehensive survey of private and community foundation investment and governance practices.
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).
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 Commonfund Benchmarks Study–Healthcare Report provides an analysis of investment & governance policies & practices of healthcare organizations.
Catherine Keating on Worldwide Business with kathy ireland talks Commonfund history and where we are now.
Mark Anson, Commonfund chief investment officer, discusses his asset allocation strategy with Bloomberg's Vonnie Quinn and Simone Foxman on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
Catherine Keating, Commonfund CEO, discusses the U.S. markets. She speaks with Julia Chatterley and Lisa Abramowicz on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
Commonfund Chief Executive Officer, Catherine Keating, interviews Mellody Hobson, President of Ariel Investments. This wide-ranging discussion covers topics such as Ariel’s investment philosophy and process, their current market outlook, as well as Mellody’s thoughts on diversity and her career experiences.
In this Forum 2018 general session, Commonfund experts share research findings and techniques we employ to help investors understand not just the characteristics of their portfolio in isolation but also the broader considerations and pressures that should shape risk, drawdown and recovery expectations over the long haul.