Endowment

Returns and Endowment Size (FY2006-FY2016) Graph
Central Administration

Higher Fees at HMC 'Worth Undertaking,' Faust Says

"The sense was that the fees that would be charged by external managers in relationship to the insight and success of external managers was worth undertaking,” Faust said.

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston - HMC Office
Endowment

With an External Real Estate Team, HMC May Face Increased Fees

Experts say that if the real estate team continues to do business with Harvard Management Company as an external management unit, it could earn salaries well above what members of the team drew in at HMC for doing mostly the same job.

Endowment

Harvard's Wealth Lagging Behind Peers

Harvard’s wealth has grown at a slower rate than that of its peer institutions in the past five years, a brief report from Moody’s Investors Service recently found.

Endowment

Harvard’s Endowment Returns Trails National Average, Report Says

Harvard’s endowment grew slower than was average for university endowments in fiscal year 2016, according to a recent report from the National Association of College and Business Officers.

Stephen Blyth
Central Administration

Former HMC Chief Returns to Teaching Role

Stephen Blyth left the University’s investment arm in the summer to undergo cancer treatment.

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston - HMC Office
Central Administration

University Treasurer Defends Compensation at HMC

University Treasurer Paul J. Finnegan described efforts to improve the performance of Harvard Management Company in a letter responding to alumni concerned that the University's investment arm overcompensates its executives.

"Harvard Against Hate"

The 10 Stories That Shaped 2016

There was no shortage of surprises in 2016. Between unprecedented penalties on members of undergraduate social organizations, the stunning rise of Donald Trump to the presidency, and a dining workers strike that lasted more than three weeks, events at Harvard and beyond defied expectations and challenged norms. The Crimson takes a look back at the essential stories of a pivotal year.

HMC Natural Resources Performance
Endowment

HMC Natural Resources Performance

HMC Natural Resources Performance
Endowment

HMC to 'Refine' Natural Resources Investing

​Harvard Management Company—the University’s investment arm—is aiming to sell some of its natural resource assets after the endowment’s value fell almost $2 billion during fiscal year 2016, Bloomberg reported last week.

University Budgets 2016
Central Administration

University Budgets Potentially ‘Constrained’ For Years To Come, Report Warns

Harvard’s traditional revenue sources—including returns on its endowment—may be subdued in the coming years, a reality that could “significantly constrain” future University budgets, according to Harvard’s annual financial report released Tuesday.

Central Administration

Management Company Reportedly Described as ‘Lazy,’ ‘Stupid’ by Employees in 2015 Review

Harvard Management Company employees accused the University's investment arm of setting artificially low benchmarks and overcompensating top managers, Bloomberg reported Thursday.

FAS

Harvard Calls on Employees to Volunteer During Strike

Administrators are ratcheting up efforts to minimize campus disruption and calling for volunteers from the exempt employees within several of its schools to help out HUDS.

Ivy League FY2016 Endowment Returns Graph
College Finance

Ivy League FY2016 Endowment Returns Graph

FAS

FAS Reserves Dwindling, Dean Says

Cash reserves for Harvard’s flagship Faculty have dwindled to “effectively zero,” Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith said at a meeting of the body Tuesday.

FAS

FAS Surpasses $2.5 Billion Campaign Fundraising Goal

​The Faculty of Arts and Sciences passed its $2.5 billion capital campaign goal in June, FAS Dean Michael D. Smith said at the Faculty’s monthly meeting Tuesday.