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Perspectives on the Path to ESG & Impact Investing for Catholic Institutions

This webinar features a discussion of how Catholic Institutions can incorporate Laudato Si and Fratelli Tutti into their investing, while deploying their investments and philanthropy more strategically. Sharing their views are industry experts: Alexia Kelley, CEO of FADICA; Mike Barry, CIO of Georgetown University, and Tim Connors, a prominent lay…

TIFF Investment Management 1Q21 Quarterly Commentary

Attention Seekers: GameStop and Bitcoin Normally in these commentaries, even when overall performance is good, we tend to lament those things standing between our portfolios and the performance that we want them to achieve. We admit to focusing more on any shortcomings in our portfolios, or why some funds or…

The Post-Pandemic Investment Playbook

This webinar features a discussion of the complex factors Catholic institutions must consider as they shape their investment strategies for a post-pandemic world. Sharing their views on this seminar are: Scott Malpass, retired Chief Investment Officer of the University of Notre Dame and CIS founder; and Jonathon Hook, Chief Investment…

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…
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