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Year in review

In 2015 we have delivered more than 300 investor profiles, analytical and research-driven pieces on the global institutional investment universe.

Understanding the cost of investment management

Across the institutional investment community, disclosure and transparency of costs continues to be evolving, but not fast enough. A paper by Commonfund Institute reveals only 18 per cent of respondents in an endowment survey reported incentive and performance fees paid to asset managers despite the fact that nearly 85 per cent of respondents reported having […]

Why consultants can’t pick winners

A research paper that concludes that the funds recommended to institutional investors by investment consultant do not add value, has won the Commonfund Prize, awarded for original research relevant to endowment and foundation asset management. The paper, by academics at Saïd Business School, Oxford University and University of Connecticut School of Business, found that there […]

US ivy league endowments cling to returns … just

Endowments are back, just. The annual survey of their returns by NACUBO-Commonfund showed an average return of 11.9 per cent for the 850 college and university endowments in the study for the year to June 2010. alternatives for endowments, David Swensen, endowments survey, Harvard, John Walda, NACUBO-Commonfund, Verne Sedlacek, Yale endowmentAsset Owner: Greg Bright is […]