Saturday, 28 March 2015
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Jan 26 2006 | 7:41pm ET
The rich keep getting richer, or so it seems for endowments.
Over the last decade, colleges and universities with over $1 billion in their endowments have earned an average of 12% per year, compared to those with under $25 million, which earned an average of 7.9%, according to a recent survey by the National Association of College and University Business Officers.
The NACUBO survey also showed that billionaire colleges invested 21.7% of their endowments in hedge funds last year, compared to 2.4% of lessendowed schools.
The larger endowments also invested a higher percentage of their assets in other alternatives, such as private equity, venture capital, natural resources and real estate.
The NACUBO report, in which 746 institutions were polled, draws the conclusion that the wealthier colleges can afford more sophisticated financial advice and therefore have better returns.
Other stats by the Association show:
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