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Athletic endowments correct. But the larger core endowments

At university’s are where the majority of each schools endowment resides. Much of those funds are restricted as the athletic endowments are. Most endowments have about a 5% spend rate on average. The problem on the horizon is that many of those things endowments are often invested in 50-60 equities and the rest in fixed income and alternatives including hedge funds. The hedge funds have been walloped this year and have been single digit returns (net of fees) for several years. 10 year Treasury is at 0.7%. Equities are about flat ytd. Not sure how any endowments are going to earn their spend rates so I expect many schools are considering lowering their spend versus the eating into principal. Then you add in lower state contributions to the mix. Schools also will see fewer foreign students who often pay full price. All in all an unfortunate mix of things. If football isn’t played I would expect more decisions along the lines of Stanford. Cancelling a program seems to be a more permanent move. I Have heard that some conferences are considering ways to reduce travel and non conference competitions. Many of the sports cut by Stanford are filled with great examples of student athletes who spend 4-5 years at a school and get a great degree. Unfortunately it appears many schools will have men’s basketball, football and enough to women’s teams to make the scholarship regs work.

(In response to this post by VTScoop)

Posted: 07/09/2020 at 08:23AM


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