COVID-19 News

Industry-related updates to keep you in the loop on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay informed and up to date.

COVID-19, Presidential Election Top Threats For Pension Plan Investment Programs: Survey

Corporate and healthcare pension plans have cited COVID-19 and the U.S. presidential election as the biggest threats to their investment programs in the next 12 months, according to a new survey

Rockefeller Foundation Commits Capital To Catalyze Green COVID Recovery

The Rockefeller Foundation will commit $1 billion over the next three years to aid an inclusive, green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an announcement.

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Higher Education Sees Losses In Revenue, Enrollment Due To COVID-19: Poll

Student housing and tuition are two of the largest financial challenges for universities today.

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Ongoing: Institutions Rebound In Q2 As YTD Numbers Climb Closer To Even

The surging second quarter markets have left institutional investors breathing a sigh of relief as year-to-date and fiscal year numbers—while still not ideal—become more digestible after a gut-punch first quarter.

Pandemic Strains University Coffers, But Not Their Venture Funds

College adjacent venture funds look to capitalize on COVID-disrupted economy.

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Virtual Due Diligence Benefits Don’t Outweigh In-Person: Webinar

Pandemic leads to better access to top-level staff at investment management firms, but nothing compares to face-to-face due diligence.

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Verus Warns Against Bold Moves In ‘Challenging’ Market Environment

With a second wave of coronavirus cases emerging in the U.S. and other countries, the near-term future of the market is almost impossible to predict, investment consultant Verus warned during a webinar held yesterday afternoon.

Bargaining Power Can Shift Back Toward LPs As COVID-19 Resets The PE Market: Study

Private equity general partners have benefitted from increasing commitment levels and oversubscribed funds, however, that leverage may shift back toward limited partners as the market cycle turns over.

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Ongoing: Most Pension Funds Reporting Double Digit Q1 Losses

Pension funds across the country are beginning to report preliminary return information for the first quarter as the COVID-19 pandemic ravaged the markets.

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Ongoing: Most Endowments Reporting Double Digit Q1 Losses

Endowments across the country are beginning to report preliminary return information for the first quarter as the COVID-19 pandemic led to a precipitous market decline.