Endowment

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston - HMC Office
Endowment

Despite Divest Cheers, Harvard Maintains Investment Approach

After a Harvard Management Company official said that the natural resources portfolio is "pausing" investments in fossil fuels, the University maintained that the remarks did not represent a change in investment strategy.

University President Drew G. Faust
Central Administration

In D.C., Faust Calls for Government Backing of Universities

Faust said the renown of American universities is “contingent” on continued federal support during a panel discussion with university presidents in the nation’s capital.

Returns and Endowment Size (FY2006-FY2016) Graph
Endowment

Yale’s Annual Endowment Report Defends High Fees for External Managers

As Harvard cuts the size of its internal workforce and begins to outsource its funds to more expensive external managers, Harvard Management Company will begin to more closely resemble investment offices at Yale and other peer institutions.

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston - HMC Office
Endowment

Harvard ‘Pausing’ Investments in Some Fossil Fuels

​Harvard Management Company’s head of natural resources Colin Butterfield said that Harvard is “pausing” investments in some fossil fuels.

Endowment Distribution Graph
Endowment

Endowment Distribution Graph

SEAS
SEAS

As FAS Grapples with Budgets, SEAS Continues ‘Measured Growth’

As FAS struggles with budget constraints, SEAS is continuing with “measured growth” and plans to partner with outside firms to generate additional revenue.

Endowment Distribution Graph
Endowment

Schools Will be 'Differentially' Affected by Endowment Returns, Faust Says

As Harvard seeks to cope with disappointing endowment returns from last fiscal year, some of the University's twelve constituent schools will be harder hit than others.

Massachusetts Hall
College

New Campus Group Calls for Private Prison Divestment

Students have launched a new effort urging Harvard to divest—this time taking aim at the University’s holdings in private prison stocks.

Cost of Enrollment, 2017-2018
College

Cost of Enrollment Rises 4.1 Percent, Marks Largest Increase in Decade

The cost of attending Harvard College will be $65,609 in the 2017-2018 academic year, representing a 4.10 percent increase from last year.

FAS Endowment Distribution Graphic
FAS

FAS Endowment Distribution Graphic

The FAS Dean
FAS

FAS To Run ‘Reasonably Small’ Budget Deficit

​The Faculty of Arts and Sciences will run a budget deficit in the coming year, according to FAS Dean Michael D. Smith.

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.