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Nominations open for Commonfund research prize

Newton Centre for Endowment Asset Management teams with Commonfund

Nominations open for Commonfund research prize
The Newton Centre for Endowment Asset Management at Cambridge Judge Business School is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Commonfund Prize, awarded by the Commonfund Institute. The Institute is the focal point for Commonfund’s educational and professional development activities, research programs, publications, and communications. The Prize, which recognises original research on endowment and foundation asset management, awards USD 10,000 to the winning paper.

The Centre’s Academic Director, Dr David Chambers, stated that:

We greatly value the support that Commonfund provides to this area of academic research. The prize, which the Commonfund Institute has awarded since 1996, aims to set the standard for research excellence and innovation in endowment and foundation asset management. We are extremely pleased to be working with the Commonfund Institute in continuing this tradition.

The Newton Centre for Endowment Asset Management is a research and education centre dedicated to furthering scholarship and understanding of the unique investment challenges faced by long-term investors. The addition of the Commonfund Prize to the Centre’s core activities enhances its research engagement in this area and complements the Centre’s long-running endowment asset management programme.

The judging panel is led by David Chambers, who in addition to being the Centre’s Academic Director is also a Reader in Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School; Elroy Dimson, the Centre’s Chairman and Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School; and William Goetzmann, Professor of Finance at Yale University. The closing date for nominations is midnight (EST) on 25 January 2015, and the prize will be awarded in Cambridge on 24 March 2015.