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 Kentucky renewed the contract of Fund Evaluation Group, the non-discretionary investment consultant of the school's endowment.
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 endowment of Yale University posted a net return of 5.7% for the fiscal year ended June 30.
Five of the top 10 highest paid endowment chiefs worked for Yale's CIO, David Swensen, at some point earlier in their careers.
Princeton's endowment chief is stepping up efforts to bring more women and minorities into a money management industry dominated by men.
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.
Yale University increased its venture capital allocation to almost a fifth of its endowment, after the asset class helped drive its returns.
Independent school endowments returned an average net 7.4% for the fiscal year ended June 30, Commonfund Institute finds.
Historically black colleges and universities are working to boost their endowments, while some are focusing on adding diverse managers.
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.
Washington University in St. Louis' endowment returned a net 10.9% for the fiscal year ended June 30.
Yale University endowment is getting into the market for cryptocurrencies.
Yale University's $29.4 billion endowment returned a net 12.3% for the fiscal year ended June 30.
After a dismal 2016, U.S. endowments had a good year, thanks to strong markets and smart asset allocation.
Oxford Endowment Fund returned 16.4% over the year ended Dec. 31, bolstering assets to £2.34 billion.