Foundations fail to eke out positive return in 2015 | Pensions & Investments
August 23rd, 2016
Foundations had flat returns in fiscal year 2015 ended Dec. 31, said a report from Commonfund Institute and the Council on Foundations.
Some Foundations, Endowments Re-evaluating Hedge Fund Use | Think Advisor
August 18th, 2016
Foundations and endowments have a lot of complaints about hedge funds, but most are not giving up on them, according to a new survey by NEPC, an investment consulting firm.Indeed, given their concerns about the U.S. economy and global growth prospects, many investors may be looking toward hedge funds to protect their portfolios.But a sizable number seem to be turning away or cutting back.
Among Foundations Who is The Biggest Impact Investor? | Inside Philanthropy
July 28th, 2016
Figuring out which foundations engage in the most impact investing is not so easy. While some reports have gauged how widespread this practice has become in foundations, actual dollar amounts are still hard to come by unlike annual grantmaking tallies, which are readily available. That makes it difficult to compare institutions on impact investing or otherwise track a growing stream of foundation dollars.
Foundations, endowments with more private investments consistently outperform — report | Pension & Investments
July 26th, 2016
Top-performing endowments are widening the gap between their returns and the overall median return thanks primarily to greater allocations to private investments, said a new report from Cambridge Associates.
Foundations Slowly Come Around to Responsible Investing | ThinkAdvisor
July 18th, 2016
A new study released jointly by the Council on Foundations and Commonfund Institute found that a third of U.S. private, public and community foundations have implemented or are actively considering mission-related investing practices in managing their endowed assets. This study is intended as a tool for investment committees, board members and investment staffers who are exploring new strategy options.