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September, 2017

Investment Committee Boot Camp Brochure

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September, 2017

Harvard CEO Says 8.1% Return Signals 'Deep Structural Problems'

By Michael McDonald

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September, 2017

Colorado, Texas Lead Public University Funds in Investment Gains

By Janet Lorin

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August, 2017

College OCIO Biz Hits $100B as Competition Heats Up

By Kathleen Laverty

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August, 2017

Yale’s Big Timber Bet Was a Money Machine. Now It’s a Headache

By Janet Lorin

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July, 2017

Private School Is Becoming Out of Reach for Middle-Class America

By Jordan Yadoo

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March, 2017

College Endowment Managers $100 Billion Mistake

BY CCAP

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January, 2017

Harvard Endowment Shifts Investment Strategy, Cuts Half Its Staff

By Zack Friedman

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June, 2016

Liberty University makes $5 million investment in Israel, more anticipated

By Jessie Pounds

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April, 2014

Small U.S. Colleges Battle Death Spiral as Enrollment Drops

By Michael McDonald, Bloomberg

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April, 2014

Shareholder Activists Up Their Game

By John Studzinski, Fortune Magazine

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April, 2014

Should Smaller Endowments and Foundations Manage Their Own Money?

The Skorina Letter by Charles Skorina

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March, 2014

Are Universities Fair? Risking the Endowment for Future Generations

An abstract by: Thomas Gilbert and Christopher Hrdlicka

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March, 2014

Why I Lost My Secretary: The Effect of Endowment Shocks on University Operations

An abstract by: Jeffrey R. Brown, University of Illinois and NBER, Stephen G. Dimmock, Michigan State University, Jun-Koo Kang, Nanyang Technological University, and Scott Weisbenner, University of Illinois and NBER

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March, 2014

The Problems With Payouts: by Alexander M. Wolf, Harvard Journal on Legislation

Assessing The Proposal For a Mandatory Distribution Requirement For University Endowments

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March, 2014

You Can't Eat IRR

By Howard Marks, Oaktree Capital

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March, 2014

Permanens Capital in Nonprofit News

An interview with firm principal and CIO, John Regan, on what sets Permanens apart from other asset managers.

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March, 2014

Liberty University's Net Assets Headed for $1 Billion, Thanks to Online

Principal and CIO John Regan discusses client Liberty University and their successful model for online distance learning.

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November, 2013

Special Report on Big Endowment Performance: The Skorina Letter by Charles Skorina

"What the CIO and his/her team do all year, even after the policy portfolio has been set, matters a great deal. Allocation is not destiny."

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October, 2013

A Ransacked Endowment at New York City Opera: by James B. Stewart, The New York Times

"There are surely many people responsible for the sad fate of New York City Opera... But the fate of the endowment, established to ensure the existence of City Opera in perpetuity, is a stark measure of the management failure."

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October, 2013

How Investors Lose 89 Percent of Gains from Futures Funds

By David Evans, Bloomberg Markets Magazine

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June, 2012

Rewarding Failure at Harvard's Endowment: by Dan Primack, Fortune Magazine

"Colleges and universities talk a lot about merit - getting the best grades, playing the best game, publishing the most research. Those triumphs are judged in large part against the accomplishments of others. But when it comes to investment managers, just showing up is often good enough."

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July, 2011

Ex-Cornell Official Launches Outsourced CIO Biz: by Paul Menchaca, FundFire

"Permanens' approach to building a client's investment platform will begin with establishing a governance structure... This includes drafting an investment policy, establishing an asset allocation, going through cash flows, establishing a liquidity model and even putting an investment committee in place."

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June, 2011

Cornell Loses Second Endowment Manager Since May as Regan Exits: by Gillian Wee, Bloomberg

"Cornell University, whose investment chief stepped down May 1, is losing its second endowment manager in two months as John Regan is leaving to start [Permanens Capital].

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