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Harvard Endowment Fossil Fuel Investments Rose In Value During Fiscal Year 2022
The value of fossil fuel investments in Harvard’s endowment ticked up during fiscal year 2022 as energy prices soared, according to a Harvard Management Company report released Thursday.
Harvard Corporation Approved New Voting Guidelines on Climate, Racial Equity, and Cybersecurity in 2022
Harvard’s Corporation Committee on Shareholder Responsibility approved new voting guidelines in 2022 on climate commitments, racial equity audits, and cybersecurity, according to an annual report released Thursday.
Missing from Harvard’s Annual Endowment Report This Year: Underlying Data
Each fall, Harvard releases an annual financial report that provides insights into the University’s budget and investment strategy. For years, the endowment section of the report looked largely the same, with data on HMC’s targets, as well as returns across asset categories. But this fall, it abandoned the longtime practice of disclosing investment performance by asset class.
Harvard Endowment Value Falls $2.3 Billion Following First Negative Returns Since 2016
The value of Harvard University’s endowment fell by $2.3 billion in fiscal year 2022 after the Harvard Management Company delivered a 1.8 percent loss on its investments — its first year of negative returns since 2016.
By the Numbers: Harvard’s FY 2022 Financials
In fiscal year 2022, the value of Harvard’s endowment dropped by $2.3 billion while the University’s revenue streams rebounded. See the highlights from Harvard’s Annual Financial Report below.
Harvard Has Reported Positive Endowment Returns for Five Straight Years. That Could Change this Year.
With high inflation and rising interest rates rattling financial markets, the Harvard Management Company, the University’s investment arm, could be on the brink of delivering its first negative annual returns in five years.
Harvard Says the Endowment Tax Is a Blow to Higher Education. Is It?
Harvard has decried a bill passed under the Trump administration that includes a tax on wealthy university endowments. But is the impact of the provision as significant as the University claims it to be?
Harvard Bolsters Investments in Google, Semiconductor Industry
The Harvard Management Company shored up its investments in the technology industry last quarter, boosting its shares of Alphabet — the parent company of Google — by nearly 40 percent while increasing its holdings in the semiconductor companies.
Harvard Management Company Endorses Some Environmental Regulations in SEC Letter
The Harvard Management Company advocated for new environmental disclosure rules under consideration by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, while pushing back against the proposal’s broadest reporting mandate in a letter to the SEC.
GOP Congressman Takes Aim at Harvard’s Potential Endowment Links to Chinese Companies
U.S. Representative Gregory F. Murphy (R-N.C.) called on Harvard to disclose and divest its endowment from any potential holdings in Chinese companies deemed a threat to national security by the federal government in a letter to the school last week.
Harvard Endowment Shares of Meta, Google Balloon in First Quarter
The Harvard Management Company more than tripled its shares of Meta Platforms — formerly known as Facebook — as it saw nearly all of its stock holdings decline in value during the first three months of 2022.
Harvard President Lawrence Bacow Made $1.1 Million in 2020, Financial Disclosures Show
Harvard University President Lawrence S. Bacow earned $1.13 million in 2020, a pay cut from his compensation during the first full year of his presidency in 2019.
After Initial Sell-Off, Harvard Endowment Has Slowly Increased Number of Public Holdings Under Narvekar
The number of stocks in the Harvard endowment has slowly crept back up in recent years after the Harvard Management Company sold off the vast majority of its public holdings when N.P. “Narv” Narvekar took over as its CEO.
‘A Black Hole of Information’: Experts Evaluate Harvard’s Net-Zero Emissions Pledge
As the Harvard Managment Company works toward achieving its pledge, climate and financial experts weighed in on the challenges the company faces, including difficulties obtaining data on and measuring the emissions of its partners.
Endowment Scraps Apple, Slashes Facebook Holdings in Fourth Quarter
HMC’s acquisitions and liquidations were reported in its latest filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which requires investment managers who oversee more than $100 million in assets to disclose their public securities portfolio each quarter.