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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,…

Catholic Investment Services launches the CIS Institute

As Pandemic Puts Greater Financial Pressure on Catholic Institutions, Faith-Forward Investment Firm Builds, Unveils Unique Educational Web Site BOSTON, MA – September 30, 2020 – For the past seven years, non-profit Catholic Investment Services (CIS) has been helping Catholic institutions fortify their finances by offering investment strategies that strive for…

Private Equity Basics for Catholic Institutions

This Private Equity basics webinar features industry experts from Lewis and Clark, Hamilton Lane and Mercer Investment Consulting. We cover the basics of private equity, including: the private equity life-cycle, investing through vintage years, what drives successful outcomes, and private equity’s role within Catholic portfolios. These experts also discuss how…

eBook: Exploring the Potential of Private Equity

Many investors – institutional and retail alike – deal with the complexities of investing the same way: by sticking to the most familiar or comfortable path. On the surface, that seems like a wise decision, one that avoids taking unnecessary risks with scarce financial resources. But, when we look deeper,…
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