Brown’s portfolio of investments is constructed to generate the highest risk-adjusted return over the long term under multiple economic scenarios. The portfolio is diversified geographically as well as across asset classes, including investments in stocks, bonds, private companies, real estate, and commodities.
The Investment Office hires and oversees external investment managers who manage portfolios of investments on behalf of the endowment. We select the external investment managers with whom the University will partner, with the goal of generating competitive investment returns for the endowment. We monitor the portfolio to ensure adequate liquidity for the University’s spending needs and to maintain compliance with investment policies at all times.