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Endowment Asset ManagementInvestment Strategies in Oxford and Cambridge$
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Shanta Acharya and Elroy Dimson

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199210916

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210916.001.0001

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Endowment definition

Endowment definition

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(p.1) 1 Endowment definition
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Endowment Asset Management
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Shanta Acharya

Elroy Dimson (Contributor Webpage)

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210916.003.0001

This chapter begins with a discussion of educational endowments, focusing on those of the colleges and universities in the UK. It presents a background of educational endowments of the universities of Oxford and Cambridge followed by a description of data collection methods used for the study. Restricted versus unrestricted funds, size of endowment assets, higher education funding in the UK, funding of Ivy League universities compared to Oxford and Cambridge, and the accounting of endowments are discussed.

Keywords:   Oxford, Cambridge, colleges, universities, educational endowments, funding, Ivy League

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