Gender and Racial Equity Lens (GREL) Investments

In 2020, the RBF set out to increase the gender, racial, and ethnic diversity of the managers in our investment portfolio. Advancing diversity in our asset management upholds our fiduciary duty to preserve our endowment in perpetuity. Research shows that investment return performance, in general, is statistically indistinguishable between funds owned by women and people of color and funds owned by white men, but research suggests that investors underestimate the value of funds managed by people of color and women.

We set a target to invest 25 percent of our endowment with firms in which women and/or underrepresented people of color hold majority ownership. In addition, the RBF will seek firms that reflect several criteria:

  • Leadership: Women and/or people of color are voting members of the Investment Committee or Portfolio Managers.
  • Pipeline: Firm makes intentional efforts to transition women and/or people of color to more senior roles.
  • Portfolio Companies: Venture Capital and Private Equity funds commit to a minimum of 30 percent portfolio companies led by women and/or people of color.

Read our full Commitment to Manager Diversity.

GREL Investment as of July 2021

Manager Initial Commitment Date Amount Committed Asset Class GREL Metric*
Ambienta November 2018 $14,000,000 Private Capital 2–Leadership, 4–Portfolio Companies
ARCH Ventures July 2016,
December 2017,
December 2018 
$35,000,000 Private Capital  2–Leadership 
ArrowMark Global Opportunity Fund May 2015 $689,065  Private Capital

2–Leadership, 3–Pipeline 

ArrowMark Income Opportunity Fund April 2014  $25,671,923 Global Fixed Income 

2–Leadership, 3–Pipeline 

Beach Point Capital Management LP February 2016 $6,024,718 Global Fixed Income 2–Leadership, 3–Pipeline
CenterOak  March 2016,
November 2019 
$11,167,916 Private Capital  4–Portfolio Companies
ClearVue September 2016  $11,437,245 Private Capital  1–Ownership, 2–Leadership, 3–Pipeline 
Colchester  March 2018  $20,184,016 Global Fixed Income  2–Leadership, 3–Pipeline 
DeepCurrents  May 2020  $22,745,283 Absolute Return  1–Ownership, 2–Leadership, 3–Pipeline 
DSM Capital Partners LLC  April 2014  $42,849,927 Global Equities  2–Leadership 
Elevar Equity July 2015 $23,597,254 Private Capital  1–Ownership, 2–Leadership, 3–Pipeline, 4–Portfolio Companies
Europa Capital Partners  July 2014  $2,952,578 Real Assets  3–Pipeline 
Hazelview Investments (fka Timbercreek)  October 2018  $10,471,088 Real Assets  2–Leadership 
Hudson Bay  November 2017  $37,775,150 Absolute Return  2–Leadership 
Ishana Capital May 2018  $11,406,480 Absolute Return  1–Ownership, 2–Leadership 
KKR  May 2020  $12,000,000  Private Capital  2–Leadership 
New Century  October 2020  $20,000,000  Real Assets  1–Ownership, 2–Leadership 
OSP  October 2017  $7,926,978 Private Capital  2–Leadership 
Ownership Capital April 2017  $87,284,029 Global Equities  2–Leadership 
Patria (P2 Brasil)  February 2015  $10,444,715 Real Assets  1–Ownership, 2–Leadership 
Pax World January 2016 $10,738,083 Global Equities 2–Leadership 
Rally Ventures  October 2018  $5,851,773 Private Capital  3–Pipeline, 4–Portfolio Companies 
Redwood Grove  April 2020  $17,896,805 Global Equities  2–Leadership 
ReThink Impact Fund II  April 2020  $12,000,000  Private Capital  1–Ownership, 2–Leadership, 4–Portfolio Companies 
RhumbLine (Passive)  December 2018  $39,671,504 Global Equities  1–Ownership 
Rockefeller and Co Inc.  January 2016 $11,135,790 Global Equities 2–Leadership, 3–Pipeline 
RRG  November 2019  $12,500,000  Real Assets  2–Leadership, 3–Pipeline 
Sanders Capital, LLC  April 2014  $95,364,240 Global Equities  3–Pipeline 
Sculptor Real Estate May 2020  $18,000,000  Absolute Return  2–Leadership 
Select Equity Group July 2020  $24,761,846 Global Equities  2–Leadership, 3–Pipeline 
Stellex Capital Management July 2020  $10,000,000  Private Capital  1–Ownership, 2–Leadership, 3–Pipeline 
Tensile Capital management  May 2016  $40,122,439 Global Equities  1–Ownership, 2–Leadership, 3–Pipeline 
Turner Impact Capital  September 2015  $17,540,094 Real Assets  2–Leadership, 3–Pipeline 
Two Creeks  October 2020  $28,014,947 Absolute Return  3–Pipeline 
Tybourne Equity January 2017 $27,425,750 Absolute Return 1–Ownership, 2–Leadership

GREL Investment Total: $784,651,636

The above is provided for information purposes only and is not an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to purchase, any shares in any underlying pooled vehicles or managers named therein.

*GREL metrics were created and defined by the RBF; fund managers do not necessarily market their services in these categories. Certain managers declined to be publicly disclosed and are excluded from the list. Managers with whom RBF is in the process of redeeming from were also excluded from this list.