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5 Questions With University of Cincinnati CIO Karl Scheer

CIO Karl Scheer oversees the University of Cincinnati’s investment team managing the institution’s approximately $2 billion in combined endowment and other investment assets. Scheer took the time to answer 5 questions with FIN News.

Mid-Atlantic Pension Concludes Consultant Search

The plan conducted a search earlier this year due to the incumbent’s expiring contract.

Pacific Northwest Pension Approves $1B In Private Markets Commitments

The plan approved private equity and tangible assets commitments at its meeting today.

Conestoga Capital Advisors Promotes Partner

He first joined the firm in 2020 and serves as a portfolio manager on the firm’s mid-cap growth fund.

Credit/Private Debt
Midwest Pension To Launch Diverse Private Credit Manager Search

The search follows the addition of a maiden 3%, or $350 million, target to the asset class in March.

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Invictus Brings On Senior MD For Biz Development

The managing director will head up the firm’s business development and investor relations efforts.

Midwest Pension Begins Infrastructure Manager Search

The plan is searching for infrastructure managers after creating a maiden target to the asset class last year.

In The News
For Princeton Endowment Manager Andy Golden, the Greatest Returns Are Not Always Financial

Andy Golden, president of the Princeton University Investment Company (Princo), found his fountain of youth in a bottle of beer – when serving it rather than consuming its contents. The 64-year-old looked particularly relaxed, joyful, and youthful when he recently fulfilled drink orders as the guest bartender for a Housing Initiatives of Princeton (HIP) fundraiser at the Ivy Inn on Nassau Street.

Pulling Simon Fraser University’s pension, endowment funds back from the brink

Jacky Shen suspects he was the oldest intern Simon Fraser University’s treasury department ever had.

It was 2007, he was in his early 40s, had just arrived in Canada with his family and was studying for a master’s degree in the university’s wealth management program. As an intern, Shen — now the university’s treasurer and director of investment — joined a department responsible for investing several endowment funds, trusts and pension plans that now have net assets of $1.1 billion.

Benefits Canada
College Endowment Investment Gains Are Being Eroded by Inflation

US college endowments are rebounding from their worst returns since the Great Recession, but increased costs to pay for buildings, salaries and financial aid are cutting into those gains.

Public Pension Funds Continue to Boost Alts Allocations in Search of Higher Returns

The Equable Institute’s State of Pensions 2023 report claims that ‘pension funds are addicted to risk.’

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