"University endowment managers have generally outperformed themarket benchmarks. However, their knowledge has not been welldocumented in any book. This book fills that gap and should be ofsignificant help to all those who want to learn from extensiveinterviews with a number of endowment managers."--PREMJAIN, McDonough Professor of Accounting and Finance, GeorgetownUniversity
Learn how higher education's largest endowments consistentlyachieve higher investment returns than the overall market.
The Chief Investment Officers who oversee the top academicendowment funds manage over $400 billion in total assets. Over thelast ten years (1999-2009), large endowments returned anaverage of 6.1%, compared to the S&P 500 index average of-2.22%, an outperformance difference of over 8%. With therecent sharp economic downturn, and a decade of inflation-adjustedflat returns in the overall equities market, institutional andindividual investors alike are looking to endowments for provenstrategies for improving the performance of their portfolios.Outperform: Inside the Investment Strategy of Billion DollarEndowments interviews top CIOs from leading endowments, todetail how they consistently outperform the market, what theypredict for the coming years, and how small investors can employtheir investment philosophies.