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APRIL 5, 2023

Vanderbilt University Office of Investments announces new hires

Press Release

Vanderbilt University’s Office of Investments (OoI) is proud to announce the hiring of four investment managers and the promotion of one investment analyst to investment manager. Brendan Sullivan, Rashad McCloud, Nichole Burnap and Liz Anderson have joined the OoI team, with start dates ranging from July 2022 to March 2023. Ethan Sun, previously an investment analyst, began his new role as an investment manager in January....

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NOVEMBER 30, 2022

Vanderbilt endowment falls 4.4% in 2022 financial report

Staff  | Vanderbilt Hustler

Vanderbilt reported an annual endowment of over $10.2 billion in its 2022 financial report, a $700 million decrease since 2021. The 4.4% decline follows a 57.1% increase the year prior. Vice Chancellor for Investments and Chief Investments Officer Anders Hall said the decline in endowment return is not as extreme as those of peer institutions. Brown University, which is tied with Vanderbilt at...

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JANUARY 14, 2022

Vanderbilt University named founding partner in venture fund designed to invest in Black-founded and -led health care companies

Staff  | Vanderbilt News

Vanderbilt University is among the founding investors in Jumpstart Nova, the first venture fund in the United States to invest exclusively in Black-founded and -led companies at the forefront of health care innovation. The $55 million fund will invest exclusively in...

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SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

Colleges See Best Gains in Decades Thanks to Private Investments

By:  Janet Lorin  |  Bloomberg

Universities saw their endowments swell by billions of dollars after a year which by one estimate could be the sector’s best since the mid-1980s. Powered by specific pandemic-related gains and a macro environment that’s been a boon to private investment funds, colleges are reaping returns that...

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FEBRUARY 08, 2019

Vanderbilt’s endowment is on the rise according to 2018 study results

By:  Anna Yarinsky  |  Vanderbilt Hustler

Most of Vanderbilt’s students and faculty know little about the university’s endowment, or the total value of Vanderbilt’s financial assets. It’s a part of Vanderbilt which, though essential to many programs, seems to exist in an administrative sphere that we don’t have to interact with in our daily lives. Recent news reports showed that Vanderbilt had among the fastest growing endowments of higher education institutions in 2018...

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JANUARY 31, 2019

Vanderbilt makes strong showing in influential endowment ranking

By:  Princine Lewis  |  Vanderbilt News

Last fiscal year, the market value of Vanderbilt’s endowment increased 11.4 percent, making it one of the fastest growing endowments out of the about 800 reporting institutions in the recently released 2018 NACUBO-TIAA Study of Endowments. Additionally, the survey showed Vanderbilt’s overall 12.6 percent return significantly outperformed the national median of 8.2 percent during the same time period. Vanderbilt’s endowment is the single most...

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DECEMBER 07, 2018

Why starting a hedge fund is like opening a restaurant

By:  Nicholas Kapur  |

My name is Nicholas Kapur, and I am SumZero’s COO and head of the firm’s internal fund manager program called Cap Intro. I am honored to be joined by Mr. Anders Hall, the Chief Investment Officer of Vanderbilt University’s Office of Investments and the associated $5.6B Long-Term Investment fund responsible for overseeing the future growth and financial well-being of the Nashville-based university...

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OCTOBER 25, 2018

Vanderbilt endowment returns 12.6% in fiscal year

By:  Rob Kozlowski  |  Pensions & Investments

Vanderbilt University's endowment, Nashville, Tenn., returned a net 12.6% in the fiscal year ended June 30, said a financial report on the university's website. The report did not provide benchmark information, return information for asset classes or long-term returns. The $4.6 billion endowment returned a net 11.5% for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017...

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SEPTEMBER 26, 2018

Private equity helps drive college endowment returns

By:  Janet Lorin  |  Bloomberg

...Vanderbilt, a private school in Nashville, Tennessee, gained 12.6 percent, with help from buyouts, venture capital and commodities, CIO Anders Hall said in an email. Assets under management were $5.1 billion, which includes $4.6 billion in the endowment. “Turning around an endowment is like turning around a big ship,” Hall said. “It takes a while but I feel really good about where we are with the portfolio and as a team.” ...

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OCTOBER 6, 2017 

Vanderbilt endowment returns 11.5%

By:  Meaghan Kilroy  |  Pensions & Investments

Vanderbilt University's endowment, Nashville, Tenn., returned a net 11.5% in the fiscal year ended June 30, surpassing its 10.4% benchmark, said a university spokeswoman in an email. A financial report on the university's website did not provide return information for asset classes or long-term returns...

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JULY 23, 2013

Vanderbilt University names chief investment officer

By:  Eric Snyder  |  Nashville Business Journal

Anders Hall has been named vice chancellor for investments and chief investment officer of Vanderbilt University, the school announced Tuesday... [PAY WALL]

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