Message from the CFO

Fiscal Year 2015

Geoff Chatas, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Geoff Chatas,
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Ohio State again strengthened its investment office by hiring John C. Lane as chief investment officer last fall. John has a wealth of experience, most recently serving as CIO of the $90 billion Ohio Public Employees Retirement System.

Fiscal 2015 was a challenging environment for investment markets, with global equity and bond markets up only slightly, but the university's Long-Term Investment Pool (LTIP) surpassed its benchmark return. The LTIP generated a net investment return of 3.81 percent in fiscal 2015 versus a benchmark return of 1.87 percent. Top contributions came from U.S. eqiuty-oriented funds, private equity partnerships and real asset partnerships. The LTIP is a diversified portfolio and structured to produce strong risk-adjusted rates of return over time.

We are truly inspired by your generosity and we are committed to managing the LTIP in the most professional prudent manner. Fund information is updated quarterly at investments.osu.edu.

Investment returns as of June 30, 2015


*Current Policy Benchmark–60% ACWI/30% Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index / 10% CPI + 5% Benchmark prior to FY 2015–33% (75% ACWI + 2%) / 33% 90-Day T-Bills + 4% / 17% Cambridge Private Equity Index / 17% (75% (CPI + 4%) + 25% NCREIF)

Long-Term Investment Pool asset allocation as of June 30, 2015

Long-Term Investment Pool market value as of June 30, 2015

Long-Term Investment Pool distribution by use as of June 30,2015

66,329 new donors

72,272 alumni donors gave $72M last year

131,000+ donors who have given 10+ years to Ohio State