University | 7:07 pm | May 1, 2013 | By Sophie Gould

Yalies win community service award

A group of 16 Yale students associated with the Dwight Hall Socially Responsible Investing Fund won a 2013 Connecticut Higher Education Community Service award last Tuesday. The Dwight Hall SRI Fund — which manages a portion of the endowment of Dwight Hall and aims to direct investments toward social and environmental initiatives — came first »

University | 2:56 pm | April 25, 2013 | By Sophie Gould

On Congolese minerals, students urge ‘responsible investing’

Students from Yale, Brown and Dartmouth released a joint statement Wednesday calling for their universities to adopt more responsible investing policies toward companies that use minerals mined in eastern Congo. In the statement, the students said they are concerned about human rights violations in the Congo, which they said are perpetrated by armed groups that »

University | 2:02 am | April 10, 2013 | By Sophie Gould

Investments Office director to manage Penn’s endowment

Peter Ammon GRD ’05 SOM ’05, a director for the Yale Investments Office, has been named the University of Pennsylvania’s next chief investment officer, Penn announced Tuesday. Ammon, who will assume his new position on July 1, has worked at Yale under Chief Investment Officer David Swensen since 2005. Swensen is widely credited for pioneering »

University | 10:18 am | March 22, 2013 | By Sophie Gould

Solar power company declares bankruptcy

A subsidiary of a Chinese solar power company highlighted in Yale’s 2009 annual investment report declared bankruptcy Thursday. The Yale Investments Office profiled Suntech Power Holdings Co. — once the world’s largest supplier of solar panels — in a two-page spread on “green investments in emerging markets” in 2009. It is not clear whether Yale »

University | 6:04 pm | March 12, 2013 | By Sophie Gould

Yale investment model compared to Norway’s

The Yale model of investing, pioneered by Chief Investment Officer David Swensen over the past two decades, doesn’t make sense for Norway’s “Government Pension Fund Global,” according to a Wall Street Journal article published last week. The Norwegian fund is more than 35 times the size of the Yale endowment, so a strategy like Swensen’s »