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OD: Understanding the 2012 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments, and a Look to 2013 and Beyond (Study Participants)

Recorded on: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 1:00 PM EST


Over the past four years, college and university endowment managers have faced several substantial challenges. There has been increasing 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. With these factors as vibrant background, endowment managers are faced with two very important questions: What do we do now? And, more importantly, how do we do it?
This webcast will provide an overview of the results of the 2012 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments and will provide a preview of the challenges that investment pros and chief business officers will face in 2013 and future years.


NACUBO’s initial webcast on this topic features higher education preparers and auditors. Attend this important program to learn:
  • How did college and university endowments perform in fiscal 2012?
  • What asset allocation strategies produced the highest returns during the year?
  • What are the biggest challenges ahead for 2013 and beyond?
  • What governance challenges need to be met to reach institutional goals?
  • What opportunities are there for institution to benefit from emerging new investment strategies?


  • William Jarvis, Managing Director and Head of Research, Commonfund Institute
  • Kenneth Redd, Director of Research and Policy Analysis, NACUBO
  • Judy Van Gorden, Chair, NACUBO Endowment Management Forum Planning Committee
  • Nikki Kraus, Director, Hirtle Callaghan & Company


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

Course Information

  • Course Level: Intermediate
  • CPE Field of Study: Finance
  • Length: 120 minutes
  • Prerequisites: none
  • CPE Credits: 2.0


Member Site Fee: $140.00
Non-Member Site Fee: $165.00


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