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Where to Invest in a Low Yield Environment?

This webinar features Jack Brennan, the Chairman Emeritus of Vanguard and a member of the CIS Board of Trustees, in a discussion of the challenges of building a diversified investment portfolio in an era of historically low interest rates. Topics include Treasury Bond yields, inflations effects, managing risk and working…

Honoring Our Catholic School Teachers and Administrators

This year’s celebration of National Catholic Schools Week (Jan. 31 to Feb 6) is particularly meaningful as we honor the incredible work that America’s Catholic teachers, administrators and staff have done to nurture their students throughout this difficult pandemic. All of us at Catholic Investment Services are proud to support…

Governance Considerations in the Age of COVID

This webinar features a discussion of how the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged investment committees of Catholic institutions, and what these committees can do to adapt and strengthen their approaches for the future. Sharing their views on this webinar are: Paul Schott Stevens, former President and CEO of the Investment Company…

TIFF Investment Management 4Q20 Quarterly Commentary

The Year of Living Dangerously We will all remember 2020 for different things. First and worst, we will remember 2020 as the year when COVID-19 spread throughout the world and killed nearly 2 million people globally, including nearly 400,000 Americans. Depending upon how you count, that is the greatest loss…
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eBook: Exploring the Potential of Hedge Funds

Exploring the Potential of Hedge Funds Introduction For many investors, the investment universe in recent years has largely been divided into two categories of asset classes: Equities and Fixed Income. The first category, which entails buying shares in companies, is typically seen as the “risky” allocation of an investment portfolio,…

The Role of Alternatives in Institutional Portfolios

This webinar features an open discussion of how Catholic institutions can take advantage of strategies involving alternative investments, such as hedge funds, to strengthen and diversify their investment portfolios. Sharing their views on the webinar are: Scott Malpass, retired CIO of the University of Notre Dame; Rick Buhrman, Strategic Advisor…

How to Make an Impact through a Private Markets Portfolio

This webinar features an open discussion about the role that private equity can play in the impact investment strategies of Catholic institutions. Moderated by Sister Suzanne Brennan, general treasurer and general counsel at the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Cross, this webinar features: Jackie Rantanen, managing director for…

Post-Election webinar featuring Scott Malpass, co-Founder CIS

This webinar features an open discussion of how the public and private market environments may be impacted by the 2020 Presidential election. Sharing their views are: Scott Malpass, recently retired CIO of the University of Notre Dame; Mario Giannini, CEO of Hamilton Lane; and Jay Willoughby, CIO of the Catholic…

Insights for Catholic fiduciaries featuring Jack Brennan, co-Founder CIS

This webinar features Jack Brennan, the Chairman Emeritus of Vanguard and a member of the CIS Board of Trustees, in a discussion of endowment best practices, governance in times of crisis, and the differences between traditional and alternative investments. Joining Jack is host Jerry Maginnis, an industry leader and accounting…

TIFF Investment Management 3Q20 Quarterly Commentary

On Walls and Worries As we prepare this quarterly piece, capital markets, especially U.S. equity markets, have fully recovered – and then some - from the disastrous 1Q & 2Q economic consequences of Covid-19 U.S. stock prices move up a little bit on most days despite continuing unsettling virus statistics,…
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