Planning for Higher Education Journal

Growing the Endowment in a High-Risk Environment

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From Volume 25 Number 4 | Summer 1997
By Charles Tharp

In response to financial cutbacks, many institutions are looking to more aggressive endowment management as one means of increasing operating income. Discusses the need for balance among three factors: the endowment spending rate, the investment policy, and fundraising. However, although institutions seek to enlarge their endowments, they are doing so with an increased emphasis on risk management. Concludes with a discussion of asset allocation, portfolio management, and risk evaluation.

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