peHUB’s Pension Slideshow—’12 Report Card

The results are out! And, they’re not exactly terrific. College and university endowments averaged a loss for 2012, in what turned out to be a surprising year for public markets. Difficulties arose from places like China and the Euro zone, and in New England, among the top 10 endowments, Harvard and MIT wound up on opposite sides of the rankings, which we highlight today in the peHUB slideshow from NACUBO, a university business officers group.

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Northwestern University, a $7.12 billion pension, was down 0.9%.

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Texas A&M University System, with $7.64 billion, was up a whopping 9.1%.

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Columbia University, with $7.65 billion, was down 1.7%.
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The University of Michigan, with $7.69 billion, was down 1.8%.

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MIT was up 4.5%, a boon for its $10.15 billion portfolio.

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Princeton, with $16.95 billion, was down 0.9 percent.

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Stanford was up 3.2%, good news for its $17 billion portfolio.

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The University of Texas System got a 6.5% boost for its $18.26 billion portfolio.

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No news is good news? Yale’s needle moved the least in 2012; the university’s $19.35 billion portfolio was down 0.1%.

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They’re number one—but only because of the size of their endowment. Harvard University’s $30.44 billion endowment fell a surprising 4.1 percent in 2012.

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