Kathleen E. Jacobs , Chief Investment Officer
NYU’s Endowment Fund provides a permanent source of capital to support the University’s mission and programs. The Endowment is managed by a professional investment staff within the NYU Investment Office. It is invested globally across a diverse range of strategies using external managers.
The objective of the Endowment is to support NYU students and faculty equally in the present and in the future, by providing current financial support to the University operating budget while also preserving the Fund's long-term purchasing power. To achieve its goal, the Endowment is actively managed and relies on a globally diversified, equity-oriented approach. Investments are considered on a risk-adjusted basis and liquidity is carefully monitored.
The Investment Office manages NYU’s Endowment Fund in accordance with the Investment Policy adopted by the Board of Trustees.
Frequently Asked Questions
How large is NYU's endowment?
At August 31, 2021, the value of the total Endowment stood at $5.8 billion.
What percentage of NYU's operating budget does the Endowment fund?
Total distributions from the endowment represent approximately 4% of the annual operating budget. For further information regarding New York University's operating budget, please visit the Office of Budget and Planning's webpage.
How do I make a gift that will be invested in the Endowment?
The Office of University Development and Alumni Relations is responsible for NYU's fundraising initiatives, which includes annual gifts as well as long-term capital gifts intended for the Endowment.
How do I contact the Investment Office about an investment opportunity?
Investment managers may share materials with us by sending an email to email@example.com. After a member of the team reviews the information provided, we follow up based upon suitability and fit with the portfolio's needs at any given time. Due to the high volume of inbound inquiries received, we regret that it may not always be possible to follow up with each inquiry individually.
How do I pursue a career opportunity with the Investment Office?
Please access the following link to search positions we are currently seeking to fill: www.nyucareers.com. Should you meet the criteria as detailed in the job description, please submit your materials through the NYU online portal.
No phone calls, please.
|Kathleen E. Jacobs||Chief Investment Officer|
|Jeff Rathgeber||Managing Director of Investment Operations|
|Cynthia Nascimento||Managing Director of Investments|
|Lou Fernandes||Managing Director of Investments|
||Managing Director of Investments|
|Paul Cotter||Director of Investments|
||Director of Investments|
Director of Investment Implementation
|Todd Elfman||Senior Investment Analyst|
|Andrew Duncan||Senior Operations Analyst|
|Ava Nelson||Administrative Coordinator|