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Stanford investments earned 1 percent last year

Original post made on Sep 28, 2012

Stanford University's primary investment pool achieved returns of 1 percent for the year ending June 30, the university reported Thursday. But the endowment, at $17 billion, has nearly regained its pre-recession level.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, September 27, 2012, 11:55 AM

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Posted by It's 20 Billion
a resident of Stanford
on Sep 28, 2012 at 10:53 am

A report on the radio yesterday said Stanford's endowment is now 20 billion $.
So many useless numbers in this story. Intentional confusion?


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Posted by reader
a resident of another community
on Sep 29, 2012 at 11:10 am

yes, $19.7B does round to $20B...radio stories often give brief & simplistic soundbites.


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Posted by Gunn Class of '67
a resident of Barron Park
on Sep 29, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Gunn Class of '67 is a registered user.

amazing - does Stanford biz school advise?


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Posted by Gene
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 29, 2012 at 4:14 pm

This Stanford return is about the same as CalPERS returns:

Web Link

Large investment funds are constrained by their own rules, as well as national and international economic conditions.

Stanford can hang in there, because it has a faithful donor base. CalPERS is a sinking ship, something than could negatively affect Palo Alto and Stanford in the future.