Ivy endowments

The Real Return Driver Behind Brown University’s FY20

AlternativesWatch’s Susan Baretto explores how MPI’s patented analysis technique — Dynamic Style Analysis, was used to dissect Brown University’s endowment annual returns, providing a plausible explanation of the outlier’s spectacular FY20 results.

 

Ivy League Endowments Underperform 60-40 Portfolio, Again

Read more on MPI’s annual assessment of the Ivy League Endowments, featured in Chief Investment Officer, where our analysts provide a deeper look into FY20 performance and the likely reasons behind the sharp drop over FY19.

If the Ivy League Can’t Get This Right, Who Can?

“Last year was a great one for private equity and venture capital, but Ivy League endowments, with their huge allocations to alternative investments, didn’t all benefit, according to MPI.,” writes Julie Segal about MPI’s research in her article in Institutional Investor. 

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Measuring the Ivy 2019: Decoding the Performance Gap

Fiscal year 2019 was a curious year for the Ivy League endowments. In a year with strong returns in key private market investment classes, the average Ivy underperformed a traditional domestic balanced 60-40 portfolio in FY 2019. Ivies also experienced a wider dispersion of returns and saw a shift in the historical positioning of performance leaders and laggards.

Outsmarted: Why investor brainiacs couldn’t beat the market over the past decade

Ian McGugan, investing columnist at Canada’s premier daily Globe & Mail wrote a column reviewing the decade and discussing why beta was so hard to beat has a prominent mention of the Ivy endowments’ failure to beat a 60/40 portfolio and MPI’s research.