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Endowments and Foundations

Vanderbilt endowment returns 11.5%

Martha Ingram Center on the Vanderbilt University campus

Vanderbilt University's endowment, Nashville, Tenn., returned a net 11.5% in the fiscal year ended June 30, surpassing its 10.4% benchmark, said a university spokeswoman in an email.

A financial report on the university's website did not provide return information for asset classes or long-term returns.

As of June 30, the endowment had an asset allocation of 23.8% hedged equities, 23.1% global equities, 22.7% private capital, 11.3% cash and cash equivalents, 8% fixed income, 5.3% natural resources, 3.1% real estate and 2.7% commodities,

Last fiscal year, the $4.1 billion endowment returned -4.3%.