“Harvard reported a 7.3% gain during the fiscal year that ended in June 2020, just months after markets tumbled amid the coronavirus outbreak”
With Harvard sitting on this kind of money, you have to wonder why they still charge tuition.
Harvard, world’s wealthiest university, sees endowment soar to $53.2 bln
Harvard University, already the wealthiest in the world, said on Thursday that its endowment made a 34% gain and swelled to $53.2 billion in the fiscal year that ended in June.
Investments in private and public markets helped fuel the increase which university officials called an “outstanding” year. A year ago, Harvard reported a 7.3% gain during the fiscal year that ended in June 2020, just months after markets tumbled amid the coronavirus outbreak.
But the returns trail those of other prominent endowments that invest in private equity, venture capital and hedge funds the way Harvard does.
N.P. Narvekar, the university’s chief investment officer and chief executive of Harvard Management Company (HMC), said Harvard’s gains would have been much higher had the school invested in riskier assets. He also cautioned that the endowment won’t produce these types of returns every year.
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