College and university endowments posted “dramatically higher” investment returns in fiscal year 2021, however, the institutions foresee inflation as a longer-term issue posing as a challenge to meet return targets, according to a recent study.
The reliance on alternative investments led investors and allocators to pinpoint small, niche private equity managers, short-trading hedge funds and global private debt funds as key areas to capitalize on with the goal of yielding outsized returns.
As healthcare industry assets continue to grow, investment professionals have reaped the benefits of private equity opportunities and will focus on venture capital, technology-related assets and diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives to fuel further growth, according to a recent webinar.
Investment managers must effectively differentiate their brand now more than ever, as institutional investors plan on adding fewer new managers over the next year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent webinar.
A university in New England has reduced its overall exposure to fossil fuels to less than 2% of its endowment as part of its initiative to transition its portfolio to net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050.
Institutions should take a fresh look at financial and investment strategies to address challenges to their business models and maintain optimal asset allocations to meet a 7.5% historical return target, particularly in the face of a long-term era of muted returns, according to a recent study.