Endowment Index™ Gains 10.26% in Q1; Best Quarter since 2014 Inception

By S Moore
In April 10, 2019

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Appleton, WI, April 9, 2019 — The Endowment Index™ calculated by Nasdaq OMX® (Symbol: ENDOW) increased 10.26% (on a total return basis) for the quarter ended March 31, 2019.   This compares to the S&P 500, which gained 13.65% for the same period.

Following Q4 2018, which was one of the worst quarters for stocks in recent history, asset prices rebounded and had their best January in more than 30 years. Gains were primarily driven by easy monetary policy announcements by the central banks of China, the Eurozone and the United States. In addition, other factors included the U.S. unemployment rate, which remains near historical lows, and progression in the trade talks between the U.S. and China.

All 19 components of the Index posted a gain in the first quarter. Emerging markets equity-China (+31.0%), domestic real estate (+17.3%), commodities- metals & mining (+15.4%) all posted gains in excess of 15% for the quarter. The worst performing constituent for the quarter was managed futures with a return of +0.2%.

The index was reconstituted and rebalanced in January, with some minor changes to several asset classes.  Broad allocations between equities, fixed income and alternatives remained constant. Commodities, managed futures and gold saw their allocations increase while private equity, hedge funds and U.S./international real estate’s allocations were reduced.

The Endowment index™ represents the investable opportunity for managers of portfolios utilizing the Endowment Investment Philosophy™ or who otherwise incorporate alternative investments within a comprehensive asset allocation. The Index provides an objective tool used for portfolio comparison, investment analysis, and research and benchmarking by fiduciaries, trustees, portfolio managers, consultants and advisers to endowments, foundations, trusts, defined benefit/contribution plans and individual investors.

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