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Investment Topics
Endowment Management
Market Environment
Risk Tolerance
Asset Classes
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The Investment Topics section presents all of TEF's written material - including articles, speeches, and commentary - organized by topic: endowment management, market environment, risk tolerance, and asset classes.

  • Endowment Management includes subjects such as an organization’s investment policies, asset allocation, manager selection, spending policy, and costs related to investing.

    Areas discussed:
    Policy Portfolio Construction
    Asset Allocation
    Fees and Terms
    Manager Selection
    Behavioral Economics and Finance
    Socially Responsible Investing

  • Market Environment refers to the behavior of global capital markets and countries as well as to buy college essay online that may be taken into account when making an investment decision.

    Areas discussed:
    South Africa

  • Risk Tolerance discusses risk tolerance, or the amount of risk an investor is willing to take given his or her return goal, a topic of paramount importance in investment decision-making and endowment management.

    Areas discussed:
    Measuring Risk
    Types of Risk
    Risk versus Reward

  • Asset Classes discusses various asset classes, which are often described as groups of securities that exhibit similar characteristics and behavior. Two well-known asset classes, for example, are stocks and bonds.

    Areas discussed:
    Inflation-Linked Bonds
    Nominal Bonds
    Alternative Investments (Absolute Return; Private Equity)
    Real Estate
    Emerging Markets

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