Read Kane Brenan's Annual CEO Letter, 2022/2023
Stayin’ Alive: The Importance of Risk Management in a Risky Market

Investors have endured a challenging six months in the markets as multiple macro-economic events have driven uncertainty to near-term highs. With risk being top of mind for investors, we believe it is useful to discuss how TIFF approaches risk management within our Diversifying Strategies team. In our new white paper, “Stayin’ Alive: The Importance of Risk Management in a Risky Market”, we aim to:

  • Introduce some of the metrics and tools we use to monitor risk
  • Explain the philosophy behind how we measure hedge fund risk management
  • Help readers gain a better understanding of why risk management is critical to long-term portfolio performance
  • Bonus: recommend some great tunes to listen to while reading the paper!
TIFF Asks Whether It’s Time to Invest in Floundering Growth Stocks

“Being down this much in this short period of time — that gets our attention,” says Trevor Graham, head of equities.

Value investing may be back, but TIFF Investment Management, a firm that provides outsourced chief investment officer services, is already reconsidering growth investments.

“We’re now looking at deeply-out-of-favor areas of growth,” said Trevor Graham, head of equities.

Read the full article, Institutional Investor: TIFF Asks Whether It’s Time to Invest in Floundering Growth Stocks

Equities Core, Smaller Managers Key to ‘Excess Returns’ for Endowments: Report

As market conditions look set to change dramatically, higher-education endowments can still achieve excess returns if they go about building their portfolio with strong equities exposure and strategies from smaller managers, according to a recent paper from TIFF Investment Management.

“We would argue that the excess returns that some of these organizations earned, and that we have earned in the recent past, are in fact sustainable,” said Matt Hoehn, co-head of customized asset allocation for the outsourced chief investment officer.

Read the full article, FundFire: Equities Core, Smaller Managers Key to ‘Excess Returns’ for Endowments: Report

Hedge Funds Jump On Energy Transition Investing
OCIOs, Consultants Call on Endowments to Re-Examine Spending Policies

Elizabeth Warren, TIFF’s Director of Member Strategy, is cited in the May 2, 2022 issue of FundFire. Elizabeth is quoted on nonprofits having less tolerance for variability in their budgets and spending volatility coming to the forefront of conversations with nonprofit clients.

OCIOs, Consultants Call on Endowments to Re-Examine Spending Policies