Active management is key to Baylor’s endowment, which has become a top performer among universities. But investment chief David Morehead and managing director Renee Hanna, who run the endowment’s public and private investments, respectively, say cultural factors can’t be overlooked.
Baylor University has traded its way to the top of the university endowment performance rankings. Many universities allocate their money among different assets and adjust periodically. Baylor, led by a former trader, seizes on market moves frequently to boost or cut exposure to its managers.