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Hedge Funds and Endowments' Operational Infrastructure

On-Demand | Originally Broadcast on October 9, 2018

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As endowments continue to invest in alternative strategies, they use a variety of approaches to address the operational complexity inherent in these asset classes. This panel will explore the challenges and some options to consider in structuring the investment programs to support these diversified strategies.

Meet the Presenters

  • Brian Swain, director of investments, Howard University
  • Frances Barney, head of global risk solutions and asset owner (Americas) product management, BNY Mellon
  • Karolyn Ferris, head of U.S. endowment, foundation and healthcare segment, BNY Mellon

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What You Will Learn

NACUBO’s professional development programs are designed to deliver the skills, concepts, and best practices for success to individuals in the business of higher education. After participating in this program, you will be able to:

  • Review the data challenges specific to hedge funds, private equity and real estate.
  • Consider the impact of different approaches to data management on the effectiveness of the resulting risk analysis.

Who Should Attend

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

CPE Information


Field of Study: Finance (note: each person must register individually to earn CPEs)

NACUBO is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website


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Member Regular Ends April 4, 2077


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