Our endowment consists of long-term oriented, investment assets that are the result of historical gifts as well as investment gains. It provides perpetual support for our operating budget.
The financial objective of our endowment is to preserve and enhance the real (i.e. inflation adjusted) purchasing power, while providing support for spending needs. The long-term investment objective is to attain a real return (net of inflation and fees) of at least five percent.
A diversified portfolio of investment assets is developed to satisfy our long-term investment objective at an appropriate level of risk and liquidity.
Raymond A. Jacobson, CFA, chief investment officer, 704-894-2333
Michael Phipps, CAIA, investment director, 704-894-2452
Christopher J. Barrera, CFA, investment operations manager, 704-894-2278
Please note that we do not use a consultant for investment manager selections. Those managers seeking consideration may email our chief investment officer and investment director.