Savvy Investor, a "knowledge network" for institutional investors, has compiled a wealth of resources for institutional investors and their advisors. In this recent post, you can find an overview of endowment investment management - an "Endowment Investing 101" syllabus of sorts. Take a look at the latest trends in college and university endowments!
From Savvy Investor:
Endowment Investment Management
Having a long-term investment horizon minimizes the need to focus upon short-term results. For many U.S. college endowments, this perspective has afforded them the opportunity to allocate a significant portion of their assets to alternative investments. The first group of papers listed below focuses specifically on endowment investment practices such as these.
We've also provided a guide for investment trustees, a ranking of college endowment returns, suggestions for non-profit spending policies, and several other papers of interest for long-term investors.
Read the full post here.