NL60 HARVARD TURNS THE PAGE, THE AGE OF ASSET MANAGEMENT

07 / 15 / 2014
by Charles Skorina | Comments are closed

JANE MENDILLO: HARVARD TURNS THE PAGE

We were not altogether surprised to learn last month that Jane Mendillo was stepping down from her position as president and CEO of Harvard Management Company, although neither Harvard nor Ms. Mendillo had hinted that the move was imminent…

SURFING THE AGE OF ASSET MANAGEMENT: WILL THE TIDE OF GLOBAL AUM LIFT ALL BOATS?

The future looks bright for investment-management professionals as global assets under management surge from the current estimated $87 trillion dollars to a projected $400 trillion in 2050.

Andrew G. Haldane of the Bank of England recently declared that global assets under management presently stand at about $87 trillion and says they'll rise 15 percent to $100 trillion by 2020, just five years from now…



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NL57 Performance and pay at our great public universities

05 / 13 / 2014
by Charles Skorina | Comments are closed

ENDOWMENT PERFORMANCE AND PAY AT OUR FLAGSHIP STATE SCHOOLS:

Last year we published our first annual review of endowment performance at the biggest and best public colleges.  See: http://www.charlesskorina.com/nl-46-performance-pay-and-the-rest-of-the-story/

The public-college endowments garner much less attention than Harvard or Yale.  They're a bit smaller, and they're scattered across the country in uncouth fly-over states outside the Northeast Media Corridor.  And their graduates are statistically less likely to land in the White House.  But attention must still be paid.

For one thing, as our survey last year demonstrated, many Public Ivy investors have been kicking the assets of their Private Ivy "betters" for years.  As of fiscal year 2012, the Universities of Virginia, Michigan, Pittsburgh and Texas(and Penn State) all had five-year returns superior to HarvardYale or Stanford.



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NL54 Skorina’s Ultimate Outsourcer List, Ver 3.2

03 / 31 / 2014
by Charles Skorina | Comments are closed

Skorina’s Ultimate Outsourcer List, Version 3.2

We present our all-new, freshly-researched list of OCIOs: firms offering "outsourced chief investment officer" services to endowments, foundations, and charities.  The list has grown to 76 firms and we think it's the most comprehensive and useful in the industry.

This list should help anyone considering the OCIO option.  We are thinking specifically of board members and directors at pensions, endowments, foundations, and other tax-exempt funds.  You now have a comprehensive list of firms who provide OCIO services and how to reach them.



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NL52 AN OLD-SCHOOL CIO DEFENDS OLD-SCHOOL PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

01 / 28 / 2014
by Charles Skorina | Comments are closed

AN OLD-SCHOOL CIO DEFENDS OLD-SCHOOL PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

Mr. Robert M. Maynard, chief investment officer of Idaho PERS, takes exception to the whole "endowment model" approach to portfolio management, raising some points that we haven't seen articulated so clearly elsewhere.



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NL51 Special report on Big Endowment Performance

11 / 25 / 2013
by Charles Skorina | Comments are closed
SPECIAL REPORT ON BIG ENDOWMENT PERFORMANCE
we present a special report ranking twelve of the most-watched U.S. endowments: the Ivys and Alt-Ivys, with the latest data on investment returns and leadership compensation through FY 2013.


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