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...
One of the most pressing questions facing fiduciaries is that of investment management fees. We think it is a healthy and necessary discussion...
The valuation premium (forward price/earnings) of defensive stocks versus cyclicals has climbed steadily over the last seven months...
Investment Stewardship Academy faculty member, Christopher K. Merker, a financial advisor and director of Private Asset Management at Robert W. Baird & Co., presents the five stewardship imperatives for trustees of nonprofit organizations.
Colleges and universities are straining to identify revenue streams apart from raising tuition to sustain their business model, but these strategies, including philanthropy, cannot substitute for public policy that adequately funds the higher education system. The ethical consideration here is that flawed policy continues to
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'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.
In this Forum 2019 general session, Commonfund experts share research into much of the conventional wisdom around institutional portfolio management, with some surprising results into which approaches best position institutions to win in the long term. Discover new ideas that can provoke important discussions for boards and investment committees.
Fiduciaries of nonprofit organizations are entrusted with fulfilling the missions of their organizations in large part through effective stewardship of financial assets. In the 50 years since the Ford Foundation published their game-changing reports, perpetual investing has evolved to include every asset class and strategy. In this Commonfund Forum session, our distinguished panel of CIOs will share their perspectives on portfolio management, the efficacy of the endowment model today and how the leaders of institutions can meet the challenge of stewarding capital into the next 50 years and beyond.
Cari Lodge, Commonfund Capital Head of Secondaries, on “Bloomberg Markets: Americas” today with Vonnie Quinn discusses the growth of the secondaries market. Focusing on the future and opportunities in the space.