Monday, 30 March 2015
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Sep 10 2010 | 11:43am ET
Harvard University’s giant endowment began to turn things around in its last fiscal year, thanks in large part to its hedge fund investments.
The Cambridge, Mass., school’s endowment, the largest in the world at US$27.4 billion, returned 11% in the year ended June 30. That trailed the median return of institutional funds over the period tracked by Wilshire Associates, but it’s a whole lot better than the 27.3% it lost in the previous fiscal year.
The endowment’s absolute return investments chipped in a 15% return, while private equity returned 16%. Still, Harvard, one of the pioneer investors in hedge funds and private equity, is cutting back on its use of the asset classes, slashing its p.e. investments by more than 40% and cutting its use of outside managers by 20%.
Mar 9 2015 | 6:35am ET
As more investors look to diversify, many are beginning to use retirement funds to invest in alternative assets such as private equity and real estate. Kelly Rodriques, CEO & President of PENSCO Trust Company, explains how companies can connect with those looking to use their retirement accounts in a different way. Read more…
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…