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Investment Manager Selection and Traditional Due Diligence

As would be expected, a foundation’s specific due diligence program (e.g., staffing, expertise, structure, scope) for both investment due diligence and operational due diligence (ODD) will be impacted significantly by the investment model it currently follows (i.e., investment duties managed by foundation board members, internal investment staff, an outsourced chief investment officer, or a mix... Read More

How the Brain’s Wiring Can Hurt Investment Returns

The field of behavioral finance has been a hot one of late as researchers define precisely the biases we all tend to exhibit as investors. How did behavioral finance originate? About 50 years ago, finance earned widespread respect as an academic discipline firmly grounded in economic models based on the rational behavior of humans. Over... Read More

Controlling Fees

By relying simply on stated fees, such as management fee or advisory fee, foundation trustees may be underestimating the full impact of the aggregate investment expenses because as there may be other components of investment costs that are not explicitly stated as fees. In the 1990s, when portfolio performance was beating the S&P 500, it... Read More

Broader & Deeper: 5-Part Investment Due Diligence Program

This article suggests that it will be useful for foundations to think about investment manager due diligence in a different conceptual framework than typically has been used in the past. The typical framework has had two major elements: Investment due diligence Operational due diligence This article suggests that investors, including foundations, will be well-served by... Read More

Allocating Your Assets

Are you talking with your board and investment advisors about asset allocation? Concepts to consider A number of concepts should be understood before you tackle the important work of creating an investment policy and allocating assets. Investment time horizon How long do you want your foundation to exist? Do you plan for your foundation to... Read More

Top 5 Ways to Make an Impact Beyond Grantmaking

Originally distributed as part of Glenmede’s Top 5 series While grantmaking remains one of the most powerful ways for philanthropists to create an impact, new ways of thinking have inspired philanthropists to leverage additional strategies. Become a Strategic Partner, Not Just a Funding Source Grantmakers have the ability to impact grantees in a number of... Read More