December 12, 2019

endowment

  1. October 17, 2019

    U-M endowment up $500M after another strong year

    The value of U-M’s endowment rose to $12.4 billion, and its 20-year annualized return of 9.2 percent ranks U-M in the top decile for long-term investment performance among university endowments.

  2. October 18, 2018

    U-M endowment up $1B over last year with strong rate of return

    The value of U-M’s endowment climbed to $11.9 billion in fiscal year 2018, $1 billion more than a year ago. The rate of return for the fiscal year was 10.7 percent.

  3. September 13, 2018

    University leaders reaffirm support of successful investment practices

    University leaders are reaffirming support for the university’s investment practices while refuting new claims by the Detroit Free Press that imply wrongdoing on the part of the university and its regents in regard to interactions with university donors.

  4. September 13, 2018

    Additional statement from U-M Regent Andrea Fischer Newman

    University of Michigan Regent Andrea Fischer Newman shared this additional statement following the publication of a story today in the Detroit Free Press: I love the University of Michigan and have been honored to serve its students and community. Transparency and accountability are two of my core principles, which is why I was appalled that…
  5. March 29, 2018

    University will increase transparency on investment matters

    As a further expression of its commitment to transparency and appropriate governance regarding investments, U-M will implement several changes to its practices.

  6. October 19, 2017

    U-M endowment rebounds to $10.9B with 13.8 percent return

    New investments through the Victors for Michigan fundraising campaign and a strong rate of return on investments pushed the U-M endowment’s market value to $10.9 billion at the end of the 2017 fiscal year.

  7. October 20, 2016

    U-M endowment provides strong support for campus operations

    U-M’s long-term investment strategy continues to provide a steady stream of endowment funding, with fiscal year 2016 distributions to the general fund exceeding $300 million for the first time.

  8. October 15, 2015

    University endowment valued at $10 billion in FY 2015

    The total value of U-M’s endowment increased to $10 billion in fiscal year 2015, with distributions increasing to $294.5 million, and a 3.5 percent return on investment.

  9. October 16, 2014

    Endowment has quadrupled during life of Investment Office

    The university’s total endowment has nearly quadrupled to $9.7 billion in the past 15 years, and distributions in support of campus operations have topped $3 billion.

  10. October 19, 2013

    University endowment reaches historic high of $8.4 billion

    The University of Michigan endowment grew to its highest point ever — $8.4 billion for the fiscal year that ended June 30.