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When and Where
  • 3/22/2022 4:00 PM EDT
  • 3/22/2023 4:00 PM EDT
  • Virtual


With record rates of return reported by all types of institutions in fiscal year 2021, there is growing pressure to curtail costs and spend more on students. Some institutions are making single purpose spending appropriations. Others are staying the course, resulting in modest spending increases over time due to the spending “smoothing” effect of multi-year trailing average returns. Can a single year of significant spending compromise intergenerational equity? Since returns can be unrealized, what will a market correction mean for institutions that significantly increase spending? What are the best strategies to ensure stability while increasing spending? This session’s experts will address such questions with the latest strategic investment practices that consider national and global economic policy decisions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate trends in endowment spending rates and spending dollars by endowment size.
  • Appraise the challenges and opportunities of spending in the short-term that diverges from policy.
  • Consider new spending rate policies and practices that can better meet institutionally specific spending needs.  

This webcast is part of the Endowment Leadership Series. Visit the series page to see other sessions

available for a la carte registration or to purchase access to the whole series.


This webcast is supported by Russell Investments.