David Swensen Insight

Archive for November 2009

Harvard University Endowment significantly increased its holding of Market Vector Russia, iShare Mexico and iPath India in third quarter of 2009.

Table: Top 10 holdings in Harvard University Endowment’s public portfolio

Rank Names 9/30/09 (x1000sh) 6/30/09 (x1000sh) Change
1 iShares E. Mkt 10298 9712 +586
2 iShares Brazil 3355 3294 +61
3 iShares China 4962 4178 784
4 iShares S. Korea 4127 4349 -222
5 iPath India 1882 1388 +494
6 iShares S. Africa 1624 1595 +29
7 iShares Taiwan 7297 6836 +461
8 Mkt vector Russia 2596 882 +1714
9 iShares Mexico 1639 570 +1069
10 Vanguard E. Mkt 1568 1758 -190

Get my white paper: The Informed Investor: 5 Key Concepts for Financial Success.

On his anticipation of the crisis

We were absolutely aware of potential issues. And that was months before Bear Stearns. That said, we weren’t prepared for the magnitude of the crisis, or its duration.

Read the rest of this entry »


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

%d bloggers like this: