Second Quarter 2021 Endowment Index Performance Update

APPLETON, Wisconsin., July 14, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The Endowment Index® Calculated by Nasdaq OMX® (Ticker: ENDOW) Gained 6.17% (on a Total Return Basis) for the Second Quarter Ended June 30th, 2021. This compares to the Global 60-40 Portfolio (60% equities, 40% bonds), which increased by 6.11% for the same period.

Global equity markets continued to climb in the second quarter of 2021, with many indexes setting new records throughout the quarter. This strong performance is attributable to the continued deployment of Covid-19 vaccines and an overall strong economy. Beyond the stock markets, inflation data has received a lot of attention as the Consumer Price Index (CPI) has posted high year-over-year increases and the unemployment rate US fell to 5.9%.

Twenty-one of the index’s twenty-two components posted gains for the second quarter of 2021, four of which posted double-digit gains. The best performing component of the index for the second quarter of 2021 was publicly traded MLPs, which gained 22.00%. Short-term Treasuries were the only negative performance, posting a loss of -0.03% for the quarter.

Asset class

Q2 2021

Asset class

Q2 2021

Listed MLP


International developed actions


Commodity – Oil and gas

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Merchandise – Wood


Commodities / Div-Futures


Intl. Immovable


Domestic real estate


Emerging Mkt Fixed Inc


Merchandise – Met / Mine




Private equity / CR


Merchandise – Infrastructure


American equities


Private debt in difficulty


Global Equities


Domestic landline Inc.


Managed Futures


Hedge funds


Emerging Markets


Intl Developed Fixed Inc


Em. Market actions – China


Liquidity – Treasury bills


The endowment index represents an investment opportunity for portfolio managers using the endowment® investment philosophy or who otherwise integrate alternative investments into a full asset allocation. The Endowment Index measures the performance of a multi-asset, globally diversified, three-dimensional portfolio that includes global equities, global fixed income and alternative investments (such as private equity, hedge funds and real assets). construction methodology based on portfolio allocation data obtained from more than 700 educational institutions that collectively manage more than $ 637 billion to 06/30/20. Each of the 22 sub-indices that currently make up the Index is investable and contained in these sub-indices includes more than 47,000 underlying securities.

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