"…informative and entertaining…an excellent resource for anyone who is considering a career move into this field or who has not-for-profit organizations as clients." (Financial Analysts Journal
, July/August 2008)
From the Inside Flap
Having achieved impressive returns over a number of years, foundations and endowments are finally being recognized as investment powerhouses. With sophisticated portfolios managed by talented financial professionals, these institutions have become increasingly influential due to their long-term perspectivewhich gives them the latitude to take more investment risks and adopt new asset classes long before other investors.
Now, in Foundation and Endowment Investing, authors Lawrence Kochard and Cathleen Rittereiser offer you a detailed look at this fascinating world and the strategies used to achieve success within it. Filled with in-depth insights and expert advice, this reliable resource profiles twelve of the most accomplished Chief Investment Officers within today's foundation and endowment community; chronicling their experiences, investment philosophies, and the challenges they face in allocating assets, managing risks, and selecting from an increasingly complex set of investment opportunities.
Some of the individuals you'll hear from along the way include:
Laurie Hoagland, CIO, Hewlett Foundation
Scott C. Malpass, CIO, University of Notre Dame
Alice Handy, CIO, Investure, LLC
William Spitz, CIO, Vanderbilt University
Don Lindsey, CIO, George Washington University
Ellen Shuman, Vice President and CIO, Carnegie Corporation of New York
While each professional profiled skillfully discusses the strategies used to improve the financial health of their respective institutions, they also take the time to bridge the gap between theory and practice by describing how to apply the principles they've pioneered in real-world market conditions.
Besides providing you with the practical perspectives of top investors and institutions, Foundation and Endowment Investingthrough the combined expertise of two well-informed authorsclearly lays out the basic background and current landscape of this ever-evolving industry, and shares important lessons that can be used by those in the broader investment community.
As investors, we all want to do a better job establishing a disciplined investment process in order to generate better returns on our portfoliowhether it's for the benefit of an institution or our families. With Foundation and Endowment Investing as your guide, you'll discover how to do this and much more as you gain from the experience of today's top investment officers.