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David Swensen

A Big Brand With the Opportunity to Lead on an Increasingly Complex Problem: Climate

Judith Samuelson | Posted 03.18.2014 | Education
Judith Samuelson

Last weekend I enjoyed the opening festivities for a spectacular new building on the Yale campus, designed by Norman Foster to house the Yale School o...

Cramer Sees the Light (But Misses the Point)

Dan Solin | Posted 02.03.2013 | Business
Dan Solin

I applaud Cramer for taking on the 401(k) industry. Now he should do investors a huge favor by either dispensing academically-based advice about the perils of market timing, stock picking and fund manager selection or go off the air.

Why Harvard, Dartmouth, and the University of California Bet Big and Lost

Bob Samuels | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Bob Samuels

We need a more careful examination of how our most prestigious institutions of higher learning spend their money, and we need to motivate them to move away from their risky investment models.

A Yale Man's Guide to Sleeping Soundly

Marc Gunther | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marc Gunther

In just under a quarter century as Yale's chief investment officer, Swensen has generated Madoff-like returns for the university - except that he made his money honestly.

Initiating a Culture of Compensation

Rob Fishman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rob Fishman

As a J-school student, I ask myself: is it crazy to pay for an education in a profession that refuses to charge for its services? Giving away news for free was a terrible folly. It's time now to move on and cough up.

The Yalie Who Could Save Us Billions

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Glenn Hurowitz

There is another model that works extremely well: the relatively modestly paid money managers employed by major educational institutions and pension funds.

Yale Alumni Want 'College' Named After Chief Investment Officer

Wall Street Journal | Robert Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

I've written before about Yale's vow not to sell naming rights to its two new colleges to the highest bidder. Their tradition is to name colleges afte...