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In Remembrance

June 3, 2020  | by Commonfund

Diversity

The senseless killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and most recently, George Floyd have once again brought the scourge of racism to the forefront of our nation’s conscience. For many Americans, however, racism is tragically a part of daily life, and in remembering these lives we must too acknowledge the pervasiveness of racism in its many forms. Racism is not innate; we are not born hating people; it is learned and internalized. But we share a commitment to break this all too familiar cycle, and to bring racism to our collective conscience.

Commonfund condemns all acts of injustice and while we don’t condone the violence and destruction that has spread across the nation over the last several days, the feelings of anger, loss, grief and resentment are justified.

At Commonfund, we seek to reflect the values and diversity of our clients, and in fact, many of our employees choose a career at Commonfund because of the missions of the institutions we serve. We are committed to a more diverse workplace: diverse in color, gender, worship, sexual orientation, and thought. Through diversity, we serve our clients better.

We stand by our many client institutions whose missions are broadly to promote social justice. You are on the front line in this battle, whether providing equal economic opportunity or affordable education; access to healthcare and housing, or justice that is blind to the color of one’s skin or ethnicity. The nonprofit community that we are blessed to serve has a long history of supporting those in greatest need and for advocating for equity regardless of one’s skin color, gender, religion or sexual orientation. Our country needs you now more than ever.

The deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd cannot be erased from our memories. Our hope is that in remembrance we raise our collective awareness and embrace diversity, inclusion and equity.

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Information, opinions, or commentary concerning the financial markets, economic conditions, or other topical subject matter are prepared, written, or created prior to printing and do not reflect current, up-to-date, market or economic conditions. Commonfund disclaims any responsibility to update such information, opinions, or commentary. To the extent views presented forecast market activity, they may be based on many factors in addition to those explicitly stated in this material. Forecasts of experts inevitably differ. Views attributed to third parties are presented to demonstrate the existence of points of view, not as a basis for recommendations or as investment advice. Managers who may or may not subscribe to the views expressed in this material make investment decisions for funds maintained by Commonfund or its affiliates. The views presented in this material may not be relied upon as an indication of trading intent on behalf of any Commonfund fund, or of any Commonfund manager. Market and investment views of third parties presented in this material do not necessarily reflect the views of Commonfund and Commonfund disclaims any responsibility to present its views on the subjects covered in statements by third parties. Statements concerning Commonfund’s views of possible future outcomes in any investment asset class or market, or of possible future economic developments, are not intended, and should not be construed, as forecasts or predictions of the future investment performance of any Commonfund fund. Such statements are also not intended as recommendations by any Commonfund entity or employee to the recipient of the presentation. It is Commonfund’s policy that investment recommendations to its clients must be based on the investment objectives and risk tolerances of each individual client. All market outlook and similar statements are based upon information reasonably available as of the date of this presentation (unless an earlier date is stated with regard to particular information), and reasonably believed to be accurate by Commonfund. Commonfund disclaims any responsibility to provide the recipient of this presentation with updated or corrected information. Past performance is not indicative of future results. For more information please refer to Important Disclosures.