UCLA Investment Company Philosophy

IC members are value investors. Currently less than two percent of UCLA’s operating budget comes from the endowment’s payout. And although one of the IC’s goals is to make the endowment more meaningful to the university, that low liability has an advantage. It allows the IC to invest aggressively for the next 20 years or so, taking the appropriate level of risk for the long term. Among those entities in which the IC will continue to invest are UCLA’s own people and their discoveries and innovations. By doubling the university’s endowment every seven years — a very attainable goal — the IC will bring UCLA in line with peer institutions, bolstering the university’s efforts to recruit and retain the very best faculty and students.