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Customized OCIO

We are a leading Outsourced Chief Investment Office to endowments, foundations, and other long-term investors. We collaborate with clients on the design of investment policy and portfolio construction, and then assume responsibility for implementation and manager selection. Portfolios are customized to meet clients' distinct needs, objectives, and risk tolerance, with varied allocations across asset types. Within portfolios, we ensure all clients have equitable access to our differentiated manager relationships.

Alternative investments

We believe alternative investment strategies play a key role in investment portfolios, and that the gap between well-selected and poorly selected alternative investments is wide. We have deep domain expertise across a broad spectrum of private asset classes, with a particular focus on small buyouts, real estate, and venture capital.

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Impact integration

Our impact approach is founded on our conviction that we can deliver positive outcomes for people and the planet without sacrificing financial returns.1 Using our rigorous impact measurement framework, we prioritize managers and investments with the potential to solve pressing social and environmental problems.2

Recent Insights

GEM 2024 Outlook: The Big Debates

In our 2024 Outlook, we outline four current issues that are impacting portfolios and offer our views on how these questions might influence our allocation strategy and the broader economic landscape.

Leading by example: How one foundation mobilized its assets to advance diversity and equity

The 16th oldest community foundation in the United States, the Winston-Salem Foundation partners with individuals and organizations to improve the quality of life in Forsyth County and beyond.

Global Endowment Management Named A "Best Place To Work In Money Management" By Pensions & Investments

We are proud to announce that the firm has been recognized as a 2023 Best Place to Work in Money Management by Pensions & Investments.

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1 Returns are not guaranteed.

2 To select impact investments, GEM utilizes the GEM IMP Framework, a comprehensive model adapted from the Impact Management Project’s Impact Management “norms” and Impact Classes and applied by GEM to assess impact by evaluating investment strategies and managers, including but not limited to the impact of portfolio companies on key stakeholders and investment managers’ contributions to impact. For more information on the Impact Management Project, please see For the avoidance of doubt, GEM reserves the right to modify the GEM IMP Framework and its application.