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Yale University Investments Office

Operating under the guidance of Yale’s Investment Committee, the Investments Office manages Yale’s Endowment.  The Endowment contains thousands of funds with a variety of purposes and restrictions. Approximately three-quarters constitute true endowment – gifts restricted by donors to provide long-term funding for designated purposes. The remaining one-quarter represents quasi-endowment, monies that the Yale Corporation chooses to invest and treat as endowment.


United States

AUM ($B)




Chief Investment Officer

Mathew Mendelsohn


Michael Cavanagh

Asset allocation

21.6% Absolute Return

2.3% Domestic Equity

11.4% Foreign Equity

15.8% Leveraged Buyouts

3.9% Natural Resources

8.6% Real Estate

22.6% Venture Capital

13.7% Cash & Fixed Income

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