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TIFF Webinar: Board Governance in an OCIO World

TIFF hosted a webinar titled Board Governance in an OCIO World on May 25th, 2021.  Michael Murray, TIFF’s Head of Strategic Partnerships, was joined by investment industry experts Deborah Boedicker (Independent Consultant & Philanthropist TIFF Board Member) and Bruce Wilcox (Teachers College of Columbia University Board of Directors, Investment Committee Chair).  The panelists discussed the importance of the Investment Policy Statement (IPS), board roles and responsibilities, and primary challenges facing boards today.

You can view the 35-minute webinar via the link below.

Webinar: Board Governance in an OCIO World

Please note that this webinar has been edited from its original recording to shorten its length.  This webinar is for general informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy securities. The asset classes discussed may not be suitable for all investors.  All expressions of opinion are subject to change.  Past performance does not guarantee future results.  All investments are subject to risk, including the possible loss of principal.

Sustainable Investing in Fixed Income

The global market for “sustainable” fixed-income securities is estimated at over $1 trillion[1] and growing.  It includes corporate, municipal, sovereign, and securitized bonds issued to finance businesses, infrastructure and projects designed to have positive environmental and social impact.  The purpose of this paper is to explain TIFF’s approach to sustainable fixed-income and how we are tapping into this opportunity set.

TIFF launched dedicated sustainability strategies in July of 2020.  The dual mandate of these sustainability strategies is to seek investment returns in excess of CPI + 5% over market cycles while maximizing positive environmental and social impact.  These strategies employ the same time-tested investment process that TIFF has used to manage capital for non-profits for thirty years, relying on superior manager selection across public equities, diversifying strategies, and fixed income.  There are some modest but important differences in how we construct the sustainability portfolios, relative to TIFF’s other comprehensive solutions, including how we manage fixed income.

This is an excerpt from a longer article. Please download the PDF to read more.