Endowment

Big endowments see solid returns for year

Many of the largest college and university endowments are reporting returns in the low double digits for their fiscal year ended June 30, easily outperforming their year-earlier performance. “The performance numbers so far have been pretty consistent,” said Mark Brubaker, a Pittsburgh-based managing director of Wilshire Associates.

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Stanford endowment jumped 9.7% in 2013

Stanford University saw a 9.7 percent increase in its endowment during the 2013 fiscal year, bringing the Palo Alto school's total value of investments to $18.7 billion. The university reported strong investment returns and new gifts as two major reasons for the increase, which continues a trend of growth after the 2008 recession.

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Weber State U announces $3M endowment for arts education

Weber State University officials have announced the creation of an endowed program for arts-integrated learning made possible by a $3 million gift from the Sorenson Legacy Foundation.

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Vanderbilt finance study: No long-term effects for high-frequency trading

High-frequency trading aided by computer algorithms has been blamed for massive disruptions in equities markets in recent years. But a new study conducted by Vanderbilt University finance professors finds there has been no discernable uptick in average global market volatility correlated with the rise of high-frequency computer trading.

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The University of California's $8 billion question mark

The University of California has committed more than $8 billion to approximately 200 private equity and venture capital funds, but the school doesn't know how any of those investments are doing.

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University fundraising outpaces Kansas budget cuts

In an atmosphere of austerity where Kansas U stands to lose $13.5 million in state funds over the next two years, little has been said about the fact that the university’s endowment raised 3,100 percent more than that amount in the last three years alone.

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University of Cincinnati cuts draw to boost endowment's growth

Cutting back regular withdrawals from its $1.03 billion endowment will cost the University of Cincinnati about $1.8 million in its operating budget this year. UC hopes the change will help the endowment maintain its buying power for generations.

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Advocate for education remembered through endowment

The family of education advocate Margaret Robinson has created the Margaret Robinson Higher Education Fund, an endowment that will make it more affordable for high school students to take college-credit courses.

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SAU endowment sends first recipient to DC legislative internship

A Southern Arkansas University endowment two decades in the making has its first recipient spending the summer in our nation's capital for a career-boosting internship.

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Students manage $1 million of Drexel's endowment

Drexel University believes in the financial acumen of its students, so much so that it has put more than $1 million of the university’s endowment in their hands for investment.

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