University endowments earn 19.2 percent
Endowments at U.S. colleges and universities earned an average of 19.2 percent on their investments in fiscal 2011, the second steep annual climb following two years of recession-induced declines, a new report says.
Nonprofit hospitals’ assets grow
While nonprofit hospitals posted their best two-year investment performance in almost a decade, returns were barely high enough to bring three-year numbers back into positive territory, a new report says.
Returns rebound at nonprofit health-care groups
The average investment return of 18.8 percent for 2009 was a welcome turnaround from 2008 losses, but not enough to bring three-year returns into positive territory, a new report says.
Foundations try to balance assets, grants
In a bust, when interest income is gone, assets are shrinking and grantees need even more money, the balance between asset preservation and grantmaking takes on particular gravity.
Education investment returns tank
Investment returns among U.S. higher-education endowments are dismal, with a loss of 24.1 percent for the last half of 2008, a new study says.
Foundation returns drop, spending rises
Mirroring the weakening economy, U.S. foundations earned less on their investments last year, but they still spent more than in 2006, a new study says.