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What’s the Difference? Time-Weighted Return vs. Internal Rate of Return

Investors often ask about the difference between time-weighted return (“TWR”) and internal rate of return (“IRR”). In general, TWR is used by the investment industry to measure the performance of...

Perspectives | Press Releases

2020 HEPI Report Released

Inflation for U.S. Higher Education Institutions rises 1.9% in fiscal 2020, lowest since 2016. WILTON, CT, December 28, 2020 — Data from the annual Commonfund Higher Education Price Index® (HEPI)...

Private Capital | Videos

Commonfund Manager Spotlight | Stellex Capital Management

In celebration of Black History Month, Commonfund Institute Executive Director, George Suttles, and Commonfund Director, Nicole Melwood, interview Ray Whiteman, Managing Partner and co-Founder of...

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Market Commentary | Insights Blog

Chart of the Month | Fed Remains Patient on Rate Hikes Despite Market Expectations For A More Aggressive Move

In its latest meeting on November 3rd, the Fed announced its decision to begin scaling back its historic bond purchasing program, marking the beginning of the end of the program that was aimed at...
Diversity | Insights Blog

A Message from our CEO - Advancing DEI at Commonfund

Commonfund Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Report - A Message from our CEO For the past two years, we have been living in a digital world of Zoom, MS Teams, WebEx and other video formats. It has...
Diversity | Press Releases

Commonfund Publishes Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Report

WILTON, CT (November 3, 2021) – Commonfund, a prominent investment manager for institutional investors, today announced the publication of its inaugural Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Report (“DEI...
Investment Strategy | Videos

The Price of Liquidity - Commonfund Coffee Talk

The Price of Liquidity for Perpetual Investors Our third and final Coffee Talk focused on the most important and impactful decision endowments and foundations can make within their strategic asset...
Outsourced Cio | Videos

Asset Allocation and Risk - Commonfund Coffee Talk

ASSET ALLOCATION AND RISK | LOOKING BEYOND VOLATILITY Our second Coffee Talk focused on asset allocation and risk, and the key factors and inputs that maximize the likelihood of achieving...
Governance And Policy | Videos

Good Governance in a Crisis - Commonfund Coffee Talk

Good Governance as the Guardrails in a Crisis | What Does It Look Like for Nonprofits? Our first Coffee Talk webinar focused on good governance practices as key to surviving a crisis and thriving in...
Market Commentary | Insights Blog

Exiting the Recovery Phase

Third Quarter 2021 Economic Outlook The end of the third quarter 2021 marks a turning point in the economic cycle. It’s the point where, despite the pandemic still being a part of daily lives,...
Market Commentary | Insights Blog

Chart of the Month |  Are We on the Verge of a Global Energy Crisis?

It is hard to imagine that in the short span of less than 18 months, energy markets went from a state of overabundance to one of severe shortages and skyrocketing prices. In April 2020, Brent oil...
Perspectives | Press Releases

Commonfund’s Fourth Annual Investment Sentiment Survey

Institutional Investors Continue to Increase Allocations to Private Strategies. Commonfund’s Fourth Annual Investment Sentiment Survey shows trends continue despite the pandemic and recession in...
Responsible Investing | Articles

Viewpoint | The Climate for Responsible Investing is Changing

Climate change is a source of concern around the world—from environmental scientists to government policymakers to ordinary citizens. In a more figurative sense, the climate for responsible investing...
Private Capital | Press Releases

Commonfund Capital Closes its Third Secondaries Fund at its Hard Cap of $675 million | Commonfund Capital Secondary Partners III, L.P.

Wilton, CT, September 21, 2021 – Commonfund Capital today announced the closing of its third secondaries fund, Commonfund Capital Secondary Partners III, L.P., at its hard cap of $675 million. The...
Diversity | Insights Blog

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: A Resource Guide

National Hispanic Heritage Month (Spanish: Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana) is an annual celebration commemorating the history, contributions, and culture of U.S. Latinx and Hispanic communities....