From CAIA Association Managers of the world’s largest endowment and foundation portfolios have long made substantial allocations to alternative investments. With stellar returns and alternatives allocations as large as 60% of assets, the endowment model has attracted admirers and imitators. What is the source of the returns earned by these successful endowments? Can emulating the alternative investment exposure of large endowments lead to similarly high returns? How has the perception and practice of the endowment model changed after the large drawdowns experienced in 2008? In this video., Keith Black, PhD, CFA, CAIA, Director of Curriculum, CAIA Association, presents "Harvard, Yale, and Alternative Investments: A Post-Crisis View."