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Should Universities Spend More From Their Endowments?

Cambridge Associates

During the virus-driven recession, universities are wrestling with whether they should dip deeper into their endowments. In this Chief Investment Officer article, Managing Director, Tracy Filosa discusses the results of a recent client survey.

“There is a great deal of uncertainty like we haven’t seen ever before,” said Tracy Filosa, Managing Director at Cambridge Associates. “This is a year that really stands out and shows that these organizations are looking everywhere including the endowment to try to figure out how to balance their financial equation. A small increase one time is not going to have a substantial impact, but a much higher increase, and especially if it’s for multiple years, can significantly change the market value of the endowment and how it supports the institution going forward,”  Filosa added.

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