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Wednesday, December 15th, 2021
A biweekly topical newsletter from CIO
Fund Performance
This issue: Insights on winners and losers in fund performance.
Record Returns Not Enough to Ensure Public Pension Stability
Exceeding 6% returns over the next decade will likely require excess risk or consistently performing well above average.
CalSTRS CIO Set to Receive $1.1 Million Bonus
Chris Ailman is up for a bonus that’s nearly twice his base pay for leading the pension to a 27.2% return.
Asset Allocation
MIT, Brown Endowments Report Over 50% Returns for 2021
MIT’s portfolio grew to $27.4 billion, while Brown’s rose to $6.9 billion.
Why Bother With Active Management When Mechanistic Passive Does Best Historically?
You want a helping of alpha along with beta-hugging index funds? We asked some shrewd allocators how they get it.  
Market Moves
Venture Capital Spurs Endowments’ Record Returns
However, Pitchbook warns that growth from alternative investments ‘could be more mirage than oasis.’
Brown Leads Ivies for Third Year in a Row, as Columbia, Harvard Lag Behind
Endowment investment returns range from 32.3% to 51.5% for the fiscal year ending June 30.
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