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Johnson & Wales University Endowment Fund

Name: Johnson & Wales University

Assets Under Management: $892.5 Million (Source: Johnson & Wales University on 6/30/2013)

Annual Report: Johnson & Wales University Consolidated Financial Statements Years Ended June 30, 2013 and 2012

Portfolio Insights: “Johnson & Wales University (the “University”) is a not-for-profit institution offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business, culinary, hospitality and technology. Founded in Providence, Rhode Island in 1914, the University also operates campuses in North Miami, Florida; Denver, Colorado; and Charlotte, North Carolina.

The University invests in alternative investments, consisting of hedge funds, non-marketable asset partnerships, and various inflation hedging vehicles. These types of investment vehicles may be included within each investment classificati on. Alternative investments utilize a variety of instrument strategies incorporating marketable securities and, in some cases, derivative instruments, all of which are reported at fair value by the fund managers. The underlying investments of the hedge funds are principally publicly-priced securities and derivatives. These investments provide broader diversification, offering sources of return that are not generally correlated with traditional equity and fixed income markets.” (Source)

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Top Johnson & Wales University Endowment Fund Headlines:

1) Johnson & Wales University is a private institution that was founded in 1914. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 9,401, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 126 acres. It utilizes a quarter-based academic calendar. Johnson & Wales University’s ranking in the 2015 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 65. Its tuition and fees are $28,539 (2014-15). (Source)

2) Johnson & Wales University is an educational and research institution that provides instruction in business, hospitality, culinary arts, and technology. The university offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral level courses. Its education programme includes the John Hazen White School of Arts and Sciences, the Alan Shawn Feinstein Graduate School, and various hands-on learning and continuing education programmes. Johnson & Wales University was founded in 1914 and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Its has campuses in Providence, Rhode Island; Charleston, South Carolina; Norfolk, Virginia; North Miami, Florida; Denver, Colorado; and Goteborg, Sweden. (Source)

3) Johnson & Wales University gives students an opportunity to pursue a career education in business, hospitality, culinary arts, or technology. Several majors and degree programs are offered at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level. Johnson & Wales’ six campuses are located in Providence, Rhode Island; Charleston, South Carolina; Norfolk, Virginia; North Miami, Florida; Denver, Colorado; and Charlotte, North Carolina. (Source)

4) Johnson & Wales University reported a 11.5 percent increase, to $272 million, and Rhode Island School of Design, 7.9 percent, to $337.9 million. (Source)

5) Johnson & Wales University (J&W) offers its students a unique blend of hands-on experience and classic academic instruction. The University has two campuses in Providence. The Downcity Campus, in the heart of the downtown area, houses The Hospitality College and the College of Business, while the Harborside Campus, on the edge of the city, is home to the College of Culinary Arts. J&W was founded in 1914 by two women – Gertrude Johnson and Mary Wales – and continues to leave its mark on the city, most notably through its impact on the critically acclaimed restaurant scene. Notable alumni include Celebrity Chefs Emeril Lagasse and Tyler Florence. (Source)

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