Office of Investments
About the Office
The Office of Investments was established to ensure strategic management of the university's Long-Term Investment Pool, which encompasses thousands of endowment funds that support access, affordability and excellence.
Led by Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, Vishnu Srinivasan, the university's investment team employs a strategy that is designed to deliver long-term returns for the Ohio State community. Generating strong real returns over market cycles and active risk management are both critical parts of our investment process.
The Office of Investments utilizes a diversified asset allocation model that groups assets into five broad categories: Public Equity, Private Equity, Real Estate & Infrastructure, Hedge Funds, and Cash & High-Grade Bonds. We partner with external managers and their specialized investment teams from around the world to implement our strategy. This model allows the Office of Investments to be responsive to changing market conditions.
Long-Term Investment Pool (LTIP) - Portfolio Snapshot
Asset Allocations as of June 30, 2021
Asset Allocation detail:
Public Equity: US, Global, Emerging Markets and International
Private Equity: Buyouts, Growth Equity and Venture Capital
Real Estate and Infrastructure: Liquid Real Estate, Illiquid Real Estate, Infrastructure and Natural Resources
Hedge Funds: Absolute Return, Liquid Credit and Illiquid Credit
30% - 55%
15% - 40%
Real Estate & Infrastructure
5% - 15%
60% - 90%
0% - 25%
Cash & High-Grade Bonds
0% - 25%
Total Diversifying Assets
15% - 35%
What the Portfolio Supports
The Long-Term Investment Pool contains thousands of endowments funded by private gifts, strategic investments by the university, and rainy-day funds that the university has saved to protect the financial health of the university and Wexner Medical Center.
Endowments generate more than $38 million a year for student scholarships and cover the cost of other priorities that might otherwise be borne by tuition and tax dollars. Students benefit from access to these resources, which improve the quality of education and healthcare at Ohio State.
FY21 Distributions: $247 Million
The Office of Investments supports Ohio State's mission as a leading flagship national research university through its management of the Long-Term Investment Pool. Our investment strategy is designed to deliver long-term, risk-adjusted returns to grow and protect the value of thousands of endowment funds that support access, affordability, and excellence.
For information about short- and intermediate-term investments, see the Treasurer's Office website.