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University of Missouri endowment's 1.9% return falls short of benchmark
trueUniversity of Missouri System's $1.4 billion endowment pool returned 1.9% net of fees in the fiscal year ended June 30, said Thomas F. Richards, treasurer and chief investment officer of the Columbia-based university system, in an e-mail.
University of Washington endowment returns 6.8%
trueUniversity of Washington's consolidated endowment fund returned 6.8% in the fiscal year ended June 30, said an investment report posted on the Seattle-based university's website.
University of Arkansas Foundation posts 4.1% return
trueUniversity of Arkansas Foundation, Fayetteville, returned 4.1% on its endowment for the fiscal year ended June 30.
University of Oklahoma Foundation gains 5% in fiscal year
trueUniversity of Oklahoma Foundation endowment returned 5% for the fiscal year ended June 30, surpassing its 2% policy benchmark.
Vanderbilt endowment returns 3.7% in fiscal year
trueVanderbilt University’s endowment returned 3.7% in the fiscal year ended June 30.
Lutheran Theological Seminary endowment searching for investment consultant
trueLutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg (Pa.) is searching for an investment consultant for its $25 million endowment fund.
Virginia Commonwealth University names leader of new money management unit
trueNancy Everett was named CEO and chief investment officer of the VCU Investment Management Co., a university news release said.
Annie E. Casey Foundation looking for hedge fund associate director
trueAnnie E. Casey Foundation is searching for an associate director, hedge fund investments, said a job posting on the foundation’s website.
Missouri State Employees CIO to retire
trueRick Dahl, chief investment officer of the $9 billion Missouri State Employees' Retirement System, will retire in the first half of 2016.
Alts make big difference for Williams College
trueWilliams College's $2.4 billion investment pool, composed mostly of endowment assets, returned a net 9.9% for the fiscal year ended June 30, beating its 3.8% policy benchmark, according to a performance report by the Williamstown, Mass., school.
Widening the field
trueThe Pensions & Investments Research Center now includes a data set called “Other U.S. Asset Owners.” The category is a catchall for U.S.-based asset owners with more than $1 billion in assets and who are not already included in the U.S. Plan Sponsors or Endowments or (private) Foundations data ...
Northern Trust universe down 4.6% in quarter; public plans hit the hardest
trueInstitutional asset owners in the Northern Trust Universe returned a median -4.6% in the third quarter of 2015, down from 0.2% in the previous quarter.
InvestorForce universes see largest quarterly drop since 2011
trueMSCI's InvestorForce Plan Universes fell the most in four years during the third quarter as volatility across global capital markets took its toll on institutional portfolios.
University of Chicago endowment returns 4.8%
trueUniversity of Chicago's endowment returned 4.8% for the fiscal year ended June 30, surpassing its benchmark of 3.1%.
Smith College endowment posts 6.7% return
trueSmith College’s endowment returned 6.7% for its fiscal year ended June 30, ending the year with $1.9 billion in total endowment assets, the Northampton, Mass.-based college reported.