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NACUBO Commonfund Study of Endowments

Our National Practice Group reveals five key findings from a recently released executive summary of research on 805 U.S. colleges and universities regarding investment management. Click the image on the right to watch the video.

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Research and Publications

PNC's team of investment strategists examine and provide key insights on financial market challenges and opportunities that affect institutional investors.
Quarterly Investment Strategy
    The Long and Winding Road: An Investor's GPS for 2018
    First Quarter 2018
    In this issue of Investment Strategy Quarterly, we present our 2018 outlook for the global economy and various key asset classes.

    If They Build It, Will Investors Come?
    Fourth Quarter 2017
    In the fourth-quarter 2017 issue of Investment Strategy Quarterly, we take a look at global infrastructure, outline the defining characteristics of the asset class, and discuss why this might be a good time to consider initiating new positions in this asset class or adding to existing ones.

    Is 80/20 the New 60/40?
    Third Quarter 2017
    In this issue of Institutional Strategy Quarterly, we explore the details behind our own long-term return assumptions and risk management process while also focusing on ways in which investors can think about the relationships among risk, return, and portfolio construction in this lower-return environment.

    The Incredible Shrinking Earth: Have We Reached Peak Globalization?
    Second Quarter 2017
    In this quarter’s Investment Strategy Quarterly, we take a look into the history and impact of globalization and analyze current global trends, as well as review some of key 2017 calls from last quarter’s report.

    Great Expectations
    First Quarter 2017
    With a predominantly Republican Congress and a political-establishment outsider set to take control of the White House in 2017, the potential paradigm shift is much bigger than we anticipated. Thus far the results of the 2016 election have unleashed widespread economic and financial market optimism.