Note: This event is in-house and is not being broadcasted nor recorded. No media will be present and speaker or attendee attribution, in any form, is a violation of CFANY’s code of conduct.
The 2nd Annual Endowment and Foundation Chief Investment Officer Roundtable will feature a high-level discussion on the implications of current market conditions and within this context, analyze trends in best practices in investment strategy, risk management and market engagement. As Endowments and Foundations are faced with a challenging return environment and higher market volatility, the outlook for future returns seems muted when compared to their impressive record of double digit growth generated in the recent past. Most are responding to the lack of readily evident market opportunities by investing in longer-term opportunities such as alternatives, exploring private markets and turning to strategic partners.
According to the latest Nacubo-Commonfund study on endowments, the share of alternatives among endowments with over $1bn has doubled in the last decade. This shift has been marked by innovative portfolio themes in the space that include a focus on uncorrelated investments, tail risk hedges, investing in Venture capital etc. which will be discussed by the CIOs and senior investment managers of major Endowments & Foundations at this evening conference.
In addition, we will navigate how these nonprofit organizations are managing multiple objectives and are becoming increasingly focused on risk, managing short-term liquidity and due-diligence in manager selection. As Endowments and Foundations seek to take a more hands-on approach to investment management and increase the complexity of their portfolios by moving into new markets, their perspectives and approach towards these goals offer a valuable lesson for investors.
Who Should Attend
Asset owners, portfolio managers and research analysts employed at asset management firms, investment banks, hedge funds, mutual funds, and insurance companies, as well as pension plan sponsors; professionals working at potential participants on the issuance side, including corporations and private equity firms; and service providers such as attorneys, consultants, and rating agency personnel. Asset owners receive complimentary registration*
*In general, asset owners must be employed by a sovereign wealth fund, corporate pension fund, endowment, public employee pension fund, foundation, single family office with +$1 billion AUM, governmental treasury, insurance company investing division, state investment corporation, multilateral development bank or other governmental fund. CFANY has full discretion on who qualifies as an asset owner attendee.