Investment Returns Down at Private, Community Foundations in 2014
Although investments by these foundations did not produce a banner year in 2014, many institutions increased their mission-related spending, according to a new report.
Charities’ Portfolios Rose 15% in FY2013: Commonfund
Survey of 60 operating charities shows investment returns rose from 11.7% in 2012; domestic equities delivered 31%; bonds in negative territory.
Alternative Strategies Gain Traction in College Endowments
U.S. college and university endowments returned an average of 15.8% net of fees for the 2014 fiscal year.
College Endowments Posted Negative Returns in FY2012
The 2012 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments reported that institutional endowments returned an average -0.3%, net of fees, in the year ending June 30.
Foundation and Operating Charity Investments Disappointed in 2011
The nonprofit sector experienced negative investment returns in fiscal 2011 for the first time in three fiscal years, according to two companion studies by Commonfund Institute.
Top Endowments Emphasize Real Estate and Energy, Not Hedge Funds, Study Finds
WILTON, Conn. (HedgeWorld.com)--A survey of some 707 college and university endowments and educational foundations by asset manager Commonfund indicates that top-performing institutions have higher than average allocations to private equity real estate and natural resources while placing lower than average percentage allotments in hedge funds. Their alternatives investments are more...
High-Performance Endowments Allocate More to Alternatives, Commonfund Finds
WILTON, Conn. (HedgeWorld.com)--Educational endowments with high annual returns report significantly greater allocations to alternative strategies than their lower-return counterparts, according to an analysis of fiscal...
Commonfund Study: Struggling Endowments Raise Hedg
WILTON, Conn. (HedgeWorld.com)--University and college endowments in the United States have sharply raised allocations to hedge funds at a time when their overall portfolios have...
Commonfund CIO Petzel Leaving to Start Azimuth Hed
WILTON, Conn. (HedgeWorld.com)--Commonfund Chief Investment Officer Todd Petzel will be stepping down from his post at the end of 2002 to start his own hedge...