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Harvard Investments Lose 27.3%, Less Than Forecast

Bloomberg – Harvard University, the wealthiest U.S. school, said its investments fell 27.3 percent in the past year, a $10.1 billion loss that was smaller than President Drew Faust’s forecast in December before markets started to recover.

The endowment declined to $26 billion from $36.9 billion in the year ended June 30, including the inflow of gifts from donors and $1.7 billion in distributions to the university, according to a report today by Harvard Management Co., which oversees the fund. Gains in non-U.S. fixed-income and emerging- markets securities helped trim a loss that Faust had said could reach about 30 percent.

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