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  1. Natural resources, venture capital help fuel University of Michigan returns in 2014

    trueUniversity of Michigan's endowment returned 18.8% in the year ended June 30. While returns were fueled largely by public equities (its largest allocation), the end6owment's natural resources and venture capital portfolios posted the highest returns.

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  1. McKnight Foundation hires Mellon for carbon efficiency strategy

    trueMcKnight Foundation, Minneapolis, hired Mellon Capital Management to run $100 million in a U.S. equity carbon efficiency strategy.

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  2. Princeton endowment returns over the last 10 years

    truePrinceton University reported Friday its endowment returned 19.6% in its fiscal year ended June 30.

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  3. Princeton posts 19.6% fiscal year return

    truePrinceton University's endowment posted a 19.6% return on investment for the fiscal year ended June 30, Martin Mbugua, a university spokesman, confirmed Friday.

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  4. Ohio State University appoints CIO from Ohio PERS

    trueJohn C. Lane was named vice president and chief investment officer at Ohio State University, Columbus, said Chris Davey, university spokesman.

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  5. Smaller endowment funds out perform bigger ones so far this year

    trueThe smallest of the U.S. universities that have so far reported fiscal year returns for their endowments — University of Minnesota — notched up the biggest return at 20.4%.

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  6. Yale puts students to work analyzing low-carbon investing

    trueYale University, New Haven, Conn., will host its “National Low-Carbon Portfolio Case Competition” at the Yale School of Management's Evans Hall on Nov. 14.

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  7. University of Illinois endowments return 14.7% for fiscal year

    trueUniversity of Illinois' university and foundation endowments returned a combined 14.7% for the fiscal year ended, June 30, said Jessica Hampson, spokeswoman for the Urbana-based foundation, in an e-mail.

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  8. University of Glasgow to divest from fossil-fuel companies

    trueUniversity of Glasgow is the first university in the U.K. to promise to fully divest from fossil-fuel industry companies, said a spokesman.

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  9. University of Texas' largest endowment fund returns 15.1%

    trueUniversity of Texas System's largest endowment, the $17.4 billion Permanent University Fund, returned 15.1% in the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, documents for the Thursday meeting of the board of trustees of University of Texas Investment Management Co., Austin, show.

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  10. University of Chicago's 12.7% return pushes assets to new high

    trueUniversity of Chicago's endowment reached a new high — $7.5 billion — as of June 30, up 11.9% from the same date a year earlier.

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  11. University of West Florida's foundation preps 2015 consultant search

    trueUniversity of West Florida's foundation, Pensacola, will search for an investment consultant in the spring.

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  12. Boston University endowment gains 16.7%

    trueBoston University’s endowment posted a preliminary return of 16.7% for the fiscal year ended June 30, compared to a preliminary return of 11.5% for the year ended June 30, 2013.

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  13. EFAMA: Investment fund assets rise 5.2% to €25.7 trillion in Q2

    trueGlobal investment fund assets rose 5.2% to €25.7 trillion ($35 trillion on June 30) for the second quarter, said the European Fund and Asset Management Association.

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