A cutting-edge look at the endowment model of investing Many larger endowments and foundations have adopted a broadly diversified asset allocation strategy with only a small amount of traditional U.S. equities and bonds. This technique, known as the "endowment model of investing," has demonstrated consistent long-term performance and attracted the attention of numerous institutional and individual investors.
With The Endowment Model of Investing Leibowitz, Bova, and Hammond take a closer look at the endowment model with customary research sophistication and attention to detail. Throughout the book, they examine how the model provides truly outstanding real returns, while keeping a close eye on the risks associated with this method of investing. Along the way, the authors offer practical advice on incorporating the endowment model into your own investment endeavors and reveal what it takes to make this method work in the real world.
Details the growing debate about the endowment model of investing and discusses how to use it successfully
Written by an authority on endowment investing and non-traditional asset allocation strategies
Offers expert insights on understanding risk and return in non traditional asset allocation
If you want to gain a better grasp of one of the most successful forms of investing, then The Endowment Model of Investing is a book you need to read.
Martin L. Leibowitz is Managing Director in the U.S.Research Department at Morgan Stanley. Prior to working at MorganStanley, he was vice chairman and chief investment officer ofTIAA-CREF. Leibowitz is a leading authority in the fields ofsecurity analysis and portfolio allocation. He is the author offour books, including Franchise Value, and 138 articles,eight of which have won the prestigious Graham and Dodd Award forexcellence in financial writing. Anthony Bova is a Vice President in the Morgan StanleyResearch Department, focusing on institutional portfolio strategy.He recently won the ninth annual Bernstein Fabozzi/Jacobs LevyAward for coauthoring the article "Gathering Implicit Alphas in aBeta World," which ran in the Spring 2007 issue of the Journalof Portfolio Management. P. Brett Hammond is a Managing Director and ChiefInvestment Strategist for TIAA-CREF Asset Management. His group isresponsible for asset allocation modeling, institutional advising,economic and market commentary, and investment product andportfolio research. Within TIAA-CREF, Hammond has also publishedextensively on pension issues, developed new approaches toperformance attribution, and played a key role in the creation ofthe company's life-cycle inflation-linked bond funds.