Investment returns slow down

Though Yale returned 4.7 percent on its investments in the latest fiscal year — beating the performances recorded by two other Ivy League schools so far — the value of its endowment slipped by $100 million because spending distributions outpaced growth. The performance of Yale’s endowment, valued at $19.3 billion as of June 30, was […]

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Endowment posts 4.7 percent return

While Yale posted a return of 4.7 percent on its investments during the latest fiscal year, the value of the endowment dropped by $100 million due to spending distributions. Yale’s endowment performance, which leaves it at $19.3 billion as of June 30, is significantly weaker than the 21.9 percent return it posted in fiscal year […]

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Harvard endowment falls .05 percent

Harvard University’s endowment fell to $30.7 billion in the latest fiscal year after experiencing a 0.05 percent loss in investments. The slight decline of the largest endowment in higher education is a substantial reversal from fiscal year 2011, when the school reported a 21.4 percent return on investments. Equities in emerging markets were hit particularly […]

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New meetings to expand FAS voice

Starting next Monday, professors will have a new venue to discuss and adopt formal opinions on behalf of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. The recently introduced FAS meetings will convene twice a semester and allow professors to adopt formal resolutions “as the views of the FAS faculty,” following rules released in an email by […]

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Penn posts 1.6 percent return on endowment

The University of Pennsylvania became the first Ivy League institution to report the performance of its endowment in fiscal year 2012 today, posting a 1.6 percent return on investments. The slight gain, which brought the value of Penn’s endowment to $6.8 billion as of June 30, is significantly weaker than the 18.6 percent return the […]

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Admins evaluate future of SOM facilities

Before the School of Management moves to its new campus in December 2013, administrators are planning how best to repurpose the classrooms and office space that the school will leave behind. The classroom facilities in the school’s main building at 135 Prospect St. will likely remain classrooms, some for use by Yale College, Deputy Provost […]

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Weaker endowment returns expected

Yale will likely see a lower return on its investments than the 21.9 percent it reported last year, based on the performance of endowments at the University’s peer institutions and of financial markets in fiscal year 2012. In an interview with Bloomberg a week ago, Princeton University President Shirley Tilghman estimated that the school will […]

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Construction freeze continues to thaw

Over the course of this academic year, administrators will consider whether to move forward on four major construction and renovation projects valued at almost $1 billion in total. The administration has made renovating the School of Music’s Hendrie Hall and the Hall of Graduate Studies — projected to cost around $45 million and upwards of […]

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Inaugural Yale-NUS faculty unveiled

On Thursday night, Yale-NUS administrators officially announced the school’s inaugural faculty — a group of 38 professors from around the globe who say they are eager to introduce the liberal arts to Singapore. Seven faculty members of the new college, a joint venture between Yale and the National University of Singapore, have previously worked at […]

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University confirms Swensen diagnosis

Yale Chief Investment Officer David Swensen will take time off from his teaching responsibilities to undergo treatment for cancer, University spokesman Tom Conroy confirmed in a statement released today. Conroy said Swensen, who did not attend this week’s session of the economics seminar he teaches with Investments Office Senior Director Dean Takahashi, will continue to […]

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CIO Swensen diagnosed with cancer

Chief Investment Officer David Swensen has been diagnosed with cancer, according to students in his economics seminar. Swensen, who is responsible for managing the University’s roughly $19 billion endowment, did not attend this Monday’s session of “Investment Analysis,” which he teaches with Investments Office Senior Director Dean Takahashi, five students in the course said. At […]

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Faculty members join presidential search committee

The final members of the committee that will select a successor for University President Richard Levin were announced Friday, and the newly appointed faculty representatives said they will look to their colleagues for guidance when considering candidates for the job. Professors Judith Chevalier ’89, Amy Hungerford, Richard Lifton and Anna Pyle joined the eight Corporation […]

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