The University of Chicago's Office of Investments and the Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees aim to provide stewardship of the University's investment assets, which total nearly $14 billion. Contact us

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About Us

The University of Chicago's Office of Investments is responsible for managing the University's investment assets, which totaled nearly $14 billion as of June 30, 2017. This includes overseeing the endowment to ensure that it benefits both current and future generations of the University of Chicago.

Located in the University's downtown location at 401 N. Michigan Avenue, the Office of Investments is made up of six investment teams, led by vice president and chief investment officer, Mark Schmid. Our Investment Committee oversees all aspects of the Investment Office.

The endowment, largely invested in the Total Return Investment Pool (TRIP), accounts for $7.7 billion of total assets. The Investment Committee approves the TRIP Investment Policy with the objective of achieving high returns at acceptable levels of risk. The current portfolio invests in diversified asset classes, including: global stocks and bonds, real estate, natural resources, private equities, private debt, hedge funds and portfolio protection (tail hedging) strategies.

We are committed to developing, implementing, and maintaining best business practices that support the goals of the University of Chicago through effective and conscientious management of investment resources.