The Office of Investment Management is dedicated to supporting the financial and operating goals of the university and working with the Investment Committee in pursuit of these goals.
The office is comprised of eight full-time employees and is overseen by a eight-person investment committee whose members have significant investment experience. As of June 2018, the endowment had an approximate value of $1,046 million. For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2018, the endowment generated an annual return of +10.1%. Over the past five years, the office has achieved annualized returns of +7.9%.
The office also manages the Brandeis University Endowment Fund, which was established to fund scholarships, fellowships, faculty salaries, programs, activities and facilities designed to promote and advance the mission of Brandeis University. The endowment supports the operational stability of the university and provided approximately 14% of the university operating budget in fiscal year 2018.
The Brandeis University Endowment Fund is committed to maintaining a diversified portfolio capable of generating strong returns with lower risk over a long-term horizon.