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OD: Understanding the Results of the 2013 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments and a Look to 2014 and Beyond

Recorded on: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 1:00 PM ET


The NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments (NCSE) examines the many challenges college and university endowment managers have faced including:  market volatility and unpredictability; economic uncertainty in the U.S., Europe, and Asia; declines in financial support from governments and donors; increasing pressures to increase endowment spending to make up for declines in other revenue sources; and increased scrutiny from policy makers and others regarding the effective stewardship of investment funds.
Endowment professionals will continue to face many of these same challenges for the foreseeable future. What can managers do now to meet these challenges? And, more importantly, how can they position themselves to take advantage of any new opportunities that may rise from these challenges?

This webcast will provide an overview of the results of the 2013 NCSE and will provide a preview of the challenges that investment professionals and chief business officers will face in future years.  

What you will learn

  • How did college and university endowments perform in fiscal year 2013?
  • What asset allocation strategies produced the highest returns during the year?
  •  What are the biggest challenges ahead for 2014 and beyond?
  • What governance challenges need to be met to reach institutional goals?
  • How can college and university endowment managers benefit from emerging investment strategies?

Meet the Presenters

  • William Jarvis, Managing Director and Head of Research, Commonfund Institute
  • Kenneth Redd, Director of Research and Policy Analysis, NACUBO
  • Thomas Heck, Chief Investment Officer, Ball State University Foundation
  • Mark P. Hohmann, Chief Financial Officer, Spalding University  
  • Michael H. Strauss, Chief Investment Strategist and Chief Economist, Commonfund

Who Should Attend?

  • Chief Business Officers
  • Chief Investment Officers
  • Endowment Managers
  • Accountants
  • Controllers
  • Budget Directors
  • Vice Presidents of Finance

Course Information

  • Length: 100+ minutes
  • Length of access: One year


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Non-Member Site Registration: $219.00


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