News Archive: Jan - 2012

The Endowment Effect: A Mind-trap Among Investors

The cognitive tendency among investors to get caught up in the endowment effect -- a mental roadblock that can cause investors to hold onto something too long -- applies to shares, bonds, and funds in a portfolio, a newly released report by Morningstar concludes. 

The Profile: Jim Dunn, CIO, Wake Forest University

Jim Dunn of Wake Forest University speaks with aiCIO on his commitment to running the $1.5 billion university portfolio, and -- compared to its public pension counterparts -- the greater tools, control, and flexibility granted within the endowment arena.