The Office of Investments is responsible for the management of the Endowment and other long-term investments of the University. A growing Endowment is essential to the University's ability to compete with top-tier academic institutions while keeping tuition at an affordable level. The Endowment is invested across publicly traded stocks, bonds, and alternative investments, along with investments in private equities and real assets. The senior staff of the Office of Investments is a seasoned team of five professionals who collectively span all the capabilities needed to manage such a diverse portfolio. The team manages the Endowment to support the infinite life of the University's mission.