IIT Madras Foundation Endowment-Investment Philosophy

Investment Philosophy

Given its multi-generational, long-term mandate, the Foundation has a conservative investment philosophy and strongly believes in a disciplined investment process. Great emphasis is placed on deep investment research, thoughtful asset allocations and cost-effective execution of investments. The management of the Endowment is expected to be more strategic than tactical, while striking a balance between the return objectives and liquidity needs of the Foundation and IIT Madras. Risk management is an essential component of the investing program, and the IC strives to manage various types of market, credit, and operational risks that affect the portfolio.