The Modern Endowment Allocation Model
This chapter includes topics on:
- Institutions working in a more flexible fashion with allocations
- wider allocation bands
- using assets that do not necessarily fit into the traditional categories
Anthony Bova is a Vice President in the Morgan Stanley Research Department, focusing on institutional portfolio strategy. He recently won the ninth annual Bernstein Fabozzi/Jacobs Levy Award for coauthoring the article "Gathering Implicit Alphas in a Beta World," which ran in the Spring 2007 issue of the Journal of Portfolio Management.
P. Brett Hammond is a Managing Director and Chief Investment Strategist for TIAA-CREF Asset Management. His group is responsible for asset allocation modeling, institutional advising, economic and market commentary, and investment product and portfolio research. Within TIAA-CREF, Hammond has also published extensively on pension issues, developed new approaches to performance attribution, and played a key role in the creation of the company's life-cycle inflation-linked bond funds.