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November 19, 2020

Texas A&M Foundation Utilizing Technology For Best-Of-Breed Analysis | Rush Harvey, Director of Investments | Q&A

Rush Harvey is a Director of Investments at the Texas A&M Foundation, where he has served since February 2018. In this interview, he tells us why private equity and venture capital will be a material driver of their long-term returns; the organization's efforts in institutionalizing the investment process; and how they're implementing technology to better analyze private market opportunities.
Read by 43% of LPs

November 17, 2020

Case Western Reserve University 'Actively Rebalancing Portfolio' In Good Times & Bad | CIO Tim Milanich | Q&A

Tim Milanich is the chief investment officer at Case Western Reserve University, where he has served since 2007. In this interview, he tells us how a third of the endowment's assets are illiquid in nature; how they have institutionalized their infrastructure over the years; and the importance of stress testing and actively rebalancing the portfolio during good times and bad times.
Read by 60% of LPs

November 02, 2020

Brandeis University Focused On Regulatory, Scientific Innovations In Healthcare | CIO Nicholas Warren | Q&A

Nicholas Warren joined as the chief investment officer at the Office of Investment Management at Brandeis University in January 2011. In this interview, Nick discussed how their investment team operates with a modified specialist model; their core tenet in having an equity-oriented diversified portfolio; and why they're excited for the regulatory and scientific innovations in healthcare.
Read by 57% of LPs October 08, 2020

HBCUs Missing Investment Opportunity Reserved For Predominately White Universities

Unlike larger universities, HBCUs have long been missing from the equation <span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Roboto, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">&mdash; </span>and the profits <span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Roboto, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">&mdash;</span> that come with the role of being a limited partner in Silicon Valley's most successful VC firms.
Read by 59% of LPs

September 09, 2020

Southern Methodist University's Stable, Strong Leadership Separates It From Peers | Rakesh Dahiya, Chief Investment Officer | Q&A

Rakesh Dahiya is the Chief Investment Officer at the Southern Methodist University, where he is responsible for oversight of the $1.6 billion endowment. In this interview, he discussed the importance of SMU's Investment Committee and the perspective they bring to the table; how the University was in a more defensive position during the market drawdown; and how the lack of venture exposure hindered their performance versus other peers.
Read by 70% of LPs

August 25, 2020

WVU Foundation Focused On Tail Risk Hedging Strategies, Early-Stage Venture | Rick Kraich, VP of Investments & CIO | Q&A

Rick Kraich is the vice president of investments and chief investment officer at the West Virginia University Foundation, where he has served since 2010. In this interview, Rick discussed the investment office's role in managing five separate pools of capital, why they are advocates of using tail risk hedging strategies while most investor peers do not, and the many opportunities he's excited about within venture capital.
Read by 34% of LPs August 18, 2020

State Department Urges Colleges To Divest From Chinese Companies

The U.S. State Department is asking colleges and universities to divest from Chinese holdings in their endowments, warning schools in a letter Tuesday to get ahead of potentially more onerous measures on holding the shares.
Read by 56% of LPs

July 07, 2020

Inside Caltech's 'Investment Office' During A Global Pandemic | Scott Richland, Chief Investment Officer | Q&A

Scott Richland has served as chief investment officer of the California Institute of Technology's (Caltech) investment office since September 2010. In this interview, he discusses the many things that separate Caltech from its research-centric peers; his biggest task when joining Caltech to his current focus on navigating the investment office through a global pandemic; and how having a tenured team has benefited them greatly.
Read by 80% of LPs

May 29, 2020

CIOs To Discuss Leading Through Different Market Cycles

How are endowment and foundation investors repositioning their portfolios and approaches to private markets? How has the ongoing pandemic caused a shift or impact to their overall investment strategy? We are excited to have these thought-leading chief investment officers help answer these questions and more at Trusted Insight's Digital Conference.
Read by 80% of LPs February 13, 2020

U.S. Investigates Harvard And Yale Over Foreign Funding

The U.S. has launched investigations into Harvard and Yale universities over suspicions they received undisclosed funds from foreign countries, including Saudi Arabia and China.
Read by 41% of LPs