The size of the endowment fund of Anglo American University is amazing. The largest endowment fund of Harvard University exceeds 35 billion U.S. dollars. What is this concept? If you invest in China's P2P, the annual income will exceed 3.5 billion U.S. dollars, and the central government will allocate 1.8 billion yuan to Peking University for one year (China has been so poor that colleges and universities have been crying in the toilet). just kidding. Carlyle Group, one of the private equity funds currently under management, raised a capital of US$30 billion from 2008 to 2013.
This is the Endowment ranking of American universities in 2014. The second is a bug. Texas has included the entire university system. After being kicked out, the top few are basically wealthy private schools.
The domestic area is basically blank, even the size of Tsinghua Peking University’s fund is not worth mentioning compared to British and American universities (and Peking University and Tsinghua University Many of the funds are dedicated. For example, the CEO of Blackstone donated a sum of money to set up a Schwarzman College. The funds are all dedicated funds. The local tyrants donate money to have a name, such as the Liao Kaiyuan building of Peking University and scholarships. Many of the
donations for university endowment come from ordinary students (mostly undergraduates with the most sense of belonging). For example, the famous American liberal arts colleges
Amherst College has about 20,000 living Alumni, about 60% of which are made every year Donating to the school is simply a scary ratio (each person may also donate a few hundred dollars). It is estimated that only successful alumni will donate to domestic colleges and universities, and there are many plans, not for fame. It is for political interests).
Endowment management in British and American universities is very professional, and the investment of Harvard University endowment funds is basically closely watched by the entire financial circle. Harvard’s endowment fund management entity is called Harvard Management Company. The current CEO Stephen Blyth travels in the industry and academia. He belongs to a big cow. He is a PhD in statistics from Harvard University. Later he served as the managing director of derivatives trading at JP Morgan. The head of Deutsche Bank's global self-operated department, then returned to school, as if first became a professor at Harvard. The managers of the endowment funds of most universities in the United States are leaders in the financial industry. This is impossible in China. The mobility of talents in different industries and systems is very poor. No major financial institution will get a career establishment, and colleges and universities are limited by the system and cannot give these people the rewards they deserve.
The investment styles of university endowment funds are different. Most of them require the board of trustees (similar to the school board or council) to formulate investment strategies and concepts, and professional investment teams to implement them. Because it is the school's funds, the style tends to be diverse and conservative in general. There are also times to catch the blind. For example, Harvard University's eye-popping Endowment reached 36.5 billion U.S. dollars in 2008, and it shrank to 25.6 billion in 2009 due to the financial crisis. US dollars, but now it's back to more than 35 billion US dollars (really awesome). The loss in 2009 almost caused an uproar, leading to a reduction in the budget of the entire Harvard school, and the construction of large projects such as the Allston Science Complex (Allston Science Building) was also delayed.
In addition, I think that assessing whether a university is good or not, the rankings of those newspapers and magazines are not reliable, just look at the endowment ranking! For example, in the rankings of British universities, Niu Jian may be able to find the 20th version of the ranking that is completely confusing.The size of the endowment fund is the most objective. The following is the 3-10th place among British universities. The University of Edinburgh has a longer history than civilized society.....It is estimated that I have saved a little more money...
In addition, I really have to complain about the vision of domestic universities. The alumni circle is a very important resource. Foreign universities have done a good job in this area. I heard a senior from Cornell University say that the administrative department with the largest number of Cornell is responsible for contacting alumni and raising endowment funds; while domestic , Ha ha, after I graduated from my undergraduate degree, I went back to school to apply for an alumni card. Various procedures were required to support me from various departments. Various administrative procedures when graduating, the logistics administration department takes piss off the graduating students as its own responsibility, and does not treat the graduates as school friends and future potential supporters. They will come to kiss when you become famous and have money. Your ass, for example, a Huangdi-Destiny Theory course taught by Mr. Minke Liao Kaiyuan from the Peking University Law School is simply dreadful.