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OD: Understanding the Results of the 2014 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments, and a Look to 2015 and Beyond

Recorded on Thursday, February 19, 2015 1:00PM ET


College and university endowment managers faced a host of challenges in fiscal 2014: market volatility and unpredictability; economic uncertainty in the U.S., Europe, and Asia; declines in financial support from governments; 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.

The 2014 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments (NCSE) examines the ways in which endowment professionals met these challenges and positioned their institutions to take advantage of new opportunities. This Webcast will review the results of the 2014 NCSE and will also provide a preview of the challenges that chief business officers and investment staff may face in coming years.

Special pricing is available to the participants of the 2014 Endowment Study. For more details, contact the NACUBO research team at


After participating in this program you will be able to:
  • Compare your institution’s FY14 investment returns against national averages by endowment size and institution type   
  • Recognize the asset allocation strategies that produced the highest returns during the year   
  • Appraise the challenges and opportunities in the investment climate of 2015   
  • Report on the various governance challenges that you may need to meet to reach your institution’s endowment goals    
  • Express knowledge of the emerging investment strategies for FY15 and beyond 


  • William Jarvis, managing director and head of research, Commonfund Institute
  • Ken Redd, director of research and policy analysis, NACUBO  
  • Michael H. Strauss, chief investment strategist and chief economist, Commonfund  
  • David English, chief financial officer & vice president of finance & administration, Augustana College


  • Chief business officers
  • Chief investment officers
  • Accountants
  • Controllers 
  • Budget directors
  • Vice presidents of finance


  • Length: 100 minutes


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Non-Member Site Registration: $219.00


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