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No news will be good news for many endowments -- at least for the next two weeks -- as they seek to avoid a seismic geopolitical event that wipes out their better-than-average returns before the end of the fiscal year on June 30. The S&P 500 Index is up 8.7 percent so far in 2017 and, other than raising cash or paring stocks, endowments are mostly waiting and hoping it stays that way.
In 2015, it was the Greek debt crisis. Last year, Brexit. No news will be good news for many endowments -- at least for the next two weeks -- as they seek to avoid a seismic geopolitical event that wipes out their better-than-average returns before the end of the fiscal year on June 30. The S&P 500 Index is up 8.7 percent so far in 2017 and, other than raising cash or paring stocks, endowments are mostly waiting and hoping it stays that way.
The University of Michigan's endowment is looking for yield by boosting its holdings in two Texas-based energy funds. The Ann Arbor-based school said it plans to add to its investment in Denham Oil & Gas, a Houston-based fund that focuses on upstream exploration, according to an agenda item for the Thursday board of regents meeting. The endowment committed $30 million to Denham in March. It's also seeking to bolster its co-investment in Dallas-based Four Rivers Resources.
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