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  1. University of California deputy CIO is retiring

    trueMel Stanton, deputy chief investment officer for the University of California, Oakland, is retiring after 24 years.

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  1. ESG leaders

    truePolicies vary when it comes to ESG, but some institutions are leading the way.

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  2. Harvard leads in endowment manager pay

    trueHarvard University, Cambridge, Mass., isn’t letting underperformance get in the way of top pay.

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  3. McKnight Foundation adds director of impact investing

    trueElizabeth McGeveran was named impact investing program director at the $2 billion McKnight Foundation.

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  4. Equities push return for big endowments to 16% for fiscal year

    trueThe estimated average return for large endowments — those having more than around $900 million — is a little less than 16% for fiscal 2014, driven by double-digit returns in listed equities and private equity. For the year ended June 30, global equities returned 24.8% as measured by the MSCI World ...

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  5. Mercer County Community College signs PFM as foundation's manager

    trueMercer County Community College hired PFM Asset Management as investment manager of its $5 million foundation.

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  6. 2012 foundation 990-PF data is now available

    trueAlmost all of the largest foundations in the U.S. have filed their 990-PFs with the IRS. The data can be found in the P&I Research Center.

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  7. St. Thomas More College in hunt for consultant

    trueSt. Thomas More College is searching for an investment consultant for its C$15.4 million (US$14.45 million) investment portfolio, which includes endowment funds.

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  8. Oklahoma Tobacco trust chooses 2 GTAA managers

    trueOklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust hired Grantham Mayo van Otterloo and Pacific Investment Management Co. as its first global tactical asset allocation managers.

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  9. Wikimedia Foundation issues call for investment consultant

    trueWikimedia Foundation, San Francisco, is searching for its first investment consultant

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  10. Crowder College signs U.S. Bank as manager of foundation

    trueCrowder College, Neosho, Mo., hired U.S. Bank as investment manager of its $5 million foundation

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  11. University System of New Hampshire boosts accounts with 2 managers in rebalancing

    trueUniversity System of New Hampshire, Concord, added $3 million each to a real asset collective trust fund managed by State Street Global Advisors and an emerging markets equity mutual fund managed by Parametric Portfolio Associates in the system's $444 million combined endowment pool

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  12. Investors' paths diverge on fossil fuels

    truePublic pension funds are lagging behind endowments and foundations in divesting investments in fossil-fuel companies choosing instead to engage energy companies through discussions and shareholder resolutions.

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  13. Infrastructure funds not the kind investors prefer

    trueMore institutional investors might invest in infrastructure if there were more longer-lived investment structures, such as open-end funds invested in stable projects, consultants say.

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