Tokyo's soon-to-launch University Endowment Fund pledges to support research but also aid U.S.-style endowment funds gain traction in Japan.
University of Kansas' $1.6 billion endowment returned a net 5.6% for the fiscal year, below its benchmark return of 6.7%.
Princeton University's endowment returned a net 6.2% on its investments for the fiscal year ended June 30.
Paul Ballard, CEO and chief investment officer of the $70 billion Texas Treasury Safekeeping Trust, will retire effective Sept. 30.
Tilly Franklin was named CIO of the $3.8 billion endowment fund of University of Cambridge, replacing Nick Cavalla.
James Barty was named director of investments strategy at the £8 billion ($10 billion) Church Commissioners for England.
University endowments are trading the solitude of their leafy campuses for the hubbub of Wall Street.
Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore said Harvard University should divest its $39 billion endowment of fossil-fuel investments.
Yale University longtime CIO David Swensen got $4.7 million in compensation in 2017, making him the highest paid at the Ivy League school.
Harvard University's N.P. "Narv" Narvekar is doubling down on an investment that has fallen out of fashion: hedge funds.
Yale University increased its venture capital allocation to almost a fifth of its endowment, after the asset class helped drive its returns.
Historically black colleges and universities are working to boost their endowments, while some are focusing on adding diverse managers.
Stock market turmoil in the fourth quarter hit the University of California's retirement and endowment assets, which fell $9 billion.
Wellcome Trust returned 13.4% for the year ended Sept. 30, bolstering the endowment's assets to £29.5 billion ($38.4 billion).
U.S. endowments performed well in the most recent fiscal year, particularly those with healthy exposures to U.S. equities and alternatives.
Yale University endowment is getting into the market for cryptocurrencies.
After a dismal 2016, U.S. endowments had a good year, thanks to strong markets and smart asset allocation.