Month: April 2020

April 30, 2020
Research on Private Equity Deal-Level Data
Much of the research on private equity performance has relied on fund-level data provided by LPs. A new research paper was published this year based on deal-level data gathered by Burgiss. The performance of the underlying portfolio company investments drives the performance of PE funds. Portfolio company holdings data, therefore, are crucial to understand what […]
April 29, 2020
Tim McCusker – Advising Through a Crisis at NEPC (EP.135)
Brought to you by: Prosek Partners | Tim McCusker is the Chief Investment Officer at consulting powerhouse NEPC, who serves 350 clients with total assets over $1.2 trillion. Tim joined me for the last of our special updates from the field during this unique and challenging period. Our conversation touches on the separation of short-term […]
April 29, 2020
Estimating Endowment Losses at Harvard
Harvard is cutting expenses. They are speculating a $6 billion drop in the endowment. It is too early, and the markets are far too volatile, to know what the assets will be worth at the end of fiscal 2020. As a hypothetical exercise, assume that the endowment records a negative 10 percent investment return during the year; that new […]
April 26, 2020
Michael Mervosh - Investing in Yourself During a Crisis (EP.134)
Brought to you by: Northern Trust Front Office Solutions| Michael Mervosh, clinical psychologist and founder of the Hero’s Journey Foundation.  Michael joined me to talk about how people are managing their way through the crisis. Our conversation covers the unexpected resonance of shelter-in-place, facing ordeals, valuing connection, and discovering creativity. We close with a simple […]
April 24, 2020
Don't Just Do Something, Sit There
This article originally appeared here in Institutional Investor on April 24, 2020 Allocators will eventually allocate — but don’t get your hopes up, asset managers. Ted Seides April 24, 2020 In The Checklist Manifesto, Atul Gawande describes why well-designed checklists improve outcomes. Doctors, pilots, investment managers, and allocators all employ checklists to hone their daily craft. […]
April 23, 2020
Surviving a Pandemic at Yale Endowment
University President Peter Salovey wrote about the endowment in a letter to the Yale community that was published this week. We are fortunate to have a large, well-managed endowment, which mostly is restricted to support various aspects of the university’s core mission — from financial aid, to faculty salaries, to research and scholarship, to student […]
April 22, 2020
Andy Golden – Navigating Princeton’s Endowment Through (Another) Crisis (EP.133)
Brought to you by: Prosek Partners | Andy Golden is the President of PRINCO, where he has overseen the management of Princeton University’s $25 billion endowment since 1995. He was an early guest on the show and came back to discuss steering the ship in this tricky time. Our conversation covers communicating remotely, adding value […]
April 22, 2020
Scott Malpass Three Decades at Notre Dame Endowment
The school's soon to be retired Chief Investment Officer grew the endowment nearly thirty times in over thirty years. During his tenure, Notre Dame’s endowment grew to $12.5 billion as of June 30, 2019, from $425 million in 1989, with endowment spending increasing to $425.7 million from $19.5 million over the same period. The endowment […]
April 19, 2020
Annie Duke – Decision Making in a Crisis (EP.132)
Brought to you by: Atom Finance, Northern Trust Front Office Solutions, and Canoe Intelligence | My friend Brian Portnoy recently put together a Zoom call where he and Jonathan Novy interviewed Annie Duke about decision making in the crisis. Brian was a long-time fund investor and has authored two books in the field of behavioral […]
April 16, 2020
The Day of Reckoning for Private Equity
This article originally appeared here in Institutional Investor on April 16, 2020 The Day of Reckoningfor Private Equity This crisis is likely to mark the apex of private equity – irrespective of how the drama around accessing government loans plays out. Ted Seides April 16, 2020 The Global Financial Crisis catalyzed a fundamental change in the hedge […]
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