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 Virginia Investment Management Co.'s pool of $9.6 billion returned a gross 5.8% for the fiscal year ended June 30.
Ohio State University's long-term investment pool returned a net 1.2% for the fiscal year ended June 30, below its 7% benchmark.
University of Kansas' $1.6 billion endowment returned a net 5.6% for the fiscal year, below its benchmark return of 6.7%.
Vanderbilt University's endowment returned a net 6.7% in the fiscal year ended June 30, below its 12.6% return a year ago.
The head of Harvard’s endowment expresses displeasure with the fund's recent fiscal-year performance, but sees “indicators of progress.”
University of Illinois Foundation's $1.8 billion endowment pool returned a net 2.6% for the fiscal year ended June 30.
University of Washington's consolidated endowment fund returned a net 5.8% for the fiscal year, short of its 6.2% policy benchmark.
Princeton University's endowment returned a net 6.2% on its investments for the fiscal year ended June 30.
The endowment of Yale University posted a net return of 5.7% for the fiscal year ended June 30.
Brown University returned a net 12.4% for its $4.2 billion endowment for the fiscal year ended June 30.
The two educational endowments managed by UTIMCO each returned 5% in the year ended June 30.
Texas Permanent School Fund's one-year return fell below its benchmark return for the year ended June 30.
Dartmouth College's endowment posted a net return of 7.5% for the fiscal year ended June 30.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology's endowment posted an 8.8% net return for the fiscal year ended June 30.
Timothy M. Donohue, CIO of Columbia University's endowment, was named chief investment officer of Kamehameha Schools.
Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Fund returned a net 5.3% for the fiscal year; its policy benchmark return was 6.3%.
Tilly Franklin was named CIO of the $3.8 billion endowment fund of University of Cambridge, replacing Nick Cavalla.
Letitia Johnson was named chief investment officer for Amherst College, effective Sept. 9.
James Barty was named director of investments strategy at the £8 billion ($10 billion) Church Commissioners for England.
Princeton's endowment chief is stepping up efforts to bring more women and minorities into a money management industry dominated by men.
Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore said Harvard University should divest its $39 billion endowment of fossil-fuel investments.
Harvard University paid its top six endowment officials $40.5 million total in 2017, including $9.3 million to CEO N.P. "Narv" Narvekar.
Harvard University's N.P. "Narv" Narvekar is doubling down on an investment that has fallen out of fashion: hedge funds.
Harvard University's endowment is backing Blockstack Inc., a cryptocurrency company that seeks to hold a $50 million digital token offering.