Boston University Investment Office

Boston University
Investment Office
122 Bay State Road

Our Mission

The Boston University Investment Office seeks to support the mission of the University through effective stewardship of the Endowment ($3+ billion).

Boston University is the 4th largest private, not-for-profit, residential research university in the US, with over 35,000 students and annual revenue in excess of $2 billion.

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Our Goals

Today, our Endowment distributions support ~3% of the University’s annual operating budget and our goal is to provide stable near-term and growing longer-term operating support.
Both of these characteristics shape our investment strategy:


Equity dominance to grow

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Ability to accept short-term volatility for greater longer-term returns

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Diversification to ensure sustainable annual operating budget support

Intergenerational Equity

We strive to preserve (and enhance) the real purchasing power of the Endowment by delivering attractive risk-adjusted and absolute returns over time.

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Manager Partnerships

In pursuit of these objectives, our team of experienced investment professionals seeks to build robust partnerships with best-in-class managers by:

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1. Being an effective fiduciary that:

  • Supports investment managers through cycles
  • Invests:
    • With a focus on quality and value
    • With a long-term, contrarian perspective
    • Creatively and flexibly
    • Globally and across all asset classes
  • Diversifies to compound value over time
  • Rebalances for risk control

2. Partnering closely with managers who:

  • Value their investors’ partnership
  • Incorporate long-term perspectives
  • Offer well-integrated investment philosophy/strategy and portfolio management
  • Seek to capitalize on competitive advantage and/or dislocation
  • Prioritize organizational excellence