What Is An Endowment, and How Does It Work?
Watch an introductory webinar that describes the landscape of higher education endowments and how the size of an endowment impacts investment decisions and the decision-makers involved. Panelists cover how endowment distributions are used, the importance of balancing return expectations and volatility as they relate to both the long term investment horizon for the endowment and annual spending requirements, sources of donations and restrictions placed on the use of donations by donors, and asset allocation and its drivers. Finally, presenters discuss how sustainable investing (ESG, impact investing, divestment strategies, etc.) fits into this context and how to move the conversation about sustainable investing forward with endowment professionals on your campus.