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Affirmative Action: Implications for Endowments, Foundations, and the Broader Industry

Affirmative action, a practice used since the 1960s to edge toward equity and address historical and ongoing injustice through higher education attainment, was struck down last month by the Supreme...

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2023 HEPI Report Released

Inflation for U.S. Higher Education Institutions Rises 4.0% in Fiscal 2023, Down from Fiscal 2022 Rate WILTON, Conn., December 13, 2023 – Data from the annual Commonfund Higher Education Price Index®...

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FY2022 Council on Foundations-Commonfund Study of Foundations Highlights

In a recent webinar, Commonfund Institute and the Council on Foundations reviewed the highlights from the 2022 Council on Foundations-Commonfund Study of Foundations.

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Investment Strategy | Private Equity Insights

Seeking Alpha in A World of Private Equity Beta

Deep sector expertise is a differentiator in the pursuit of alpha-like private equity returns.
Investment Strategy | Insights Blog

Adding Alpha through Emerging Investment Managers

Commonfund Forum 2024 convened a panel of emerging investment managers to spotlight their unique investment approaches. Moderated by Caroline Greer, managing director at Commonfund OCIO, the...
Governance And Policy | Articles

Governance Lessons from Commonfund Benchmark Studies

Commonfund has been partnering to produce industry insights and thought leadership across the nonprofit institutional investor space for decades. Central to these efforts have been benchmark studies...
Diversity | Videos

A Conversation with Joanne Berger-Sweeney, President of Trinity College

Commonfund hosted its annual Commonfund Forum, March 10-12th, in Orlando, Florida. The agenda included a range of sessions on relevant topics for institutional investors. In this Forum Spotlight,...
Perspectives | Index

Higher Education Price Index (HEPI) Forecast April 2024

According to Commonfund Institute's latest update, the HEPI forecasts a 3.0 percent inflation rate for U.S. colleges and universities in fiscal year 2024. The latest forecast, based on data through...
Perspectives | Insights Blog

Key Takeaways from the 2024 CASE Conference for College & University Foundations

Commonfund Institute provides analysis and thought leadership across the non-profit institutional investing space. But investments don’t happen in a vacuum – they are part of the institutional...
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A Closer Look at Religious Independent K-12 Schools

Earlier this year, Commonfund Institute released the 2023 Commonfund Benchmarks Study® of Independent Schools (CSIS), reporting on key investment governance trends and insights over the July 1, 2022...
Market Commentary | Articles

Tour de World: Global Equity Investing Now

Better valuations. Innovation hotspots. Opportunities to add value. Geopolitical tensions. Debt burdens. Trade imbalances. Equity investing outside the U.S. holds its attractions—and risks. A report...
Private Equity | Private Equity Insights

Insights from CF Private Equity Roadshow: Real Assets & Sustainability

Over the last few months, the CF Private Equity RAS team members Ethan Levine, Head of Real Assets and Sustainability and Dan Connell, Managing Director hosted two roundtable lunch discussions with...
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CIO Roundtable

Commonfund hosted its annual Commonfund Forum, March 10-12th, in Orlando, Florida. The agenda included a range of sessions on relevant topics for institutional investors. This Forum Spotlight...
Private Equity | Private Equity Insights

Not Your Grandparent’s Farm: Emerging Opportunities in an Often-Overlooked Sector

The Rationale for Investing in Agriculture: Growth, Diversification, Sustainability, Inflation Hedge Commonfund Forum 2024 convened a panel to examine emerging trends and opportunities for private...
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Topline Findings from the FY2023 CSIS

Commonfund Institute's Director, Allison Kaspriske and Amanda Novello, Senior Policy and Research Analyst joined Elizabeth Dabney, Senior Director of Research and Data Analysis at NBOA for an...