FINANCIAL DATA

Investment Summary

As of December 31, 2012, MacArthur's assets totaled $5.8 billion. The Foundation's investment portfolio had a return of 9.89 percent in 2012 net of investment management costs.

The Foundation invests for the long term with the objective of earning a real rate of return, net of expenses, sufficient to fund its charitable giving and operations. The underlying principles of MacArthur's investment approach may be summarized as follows:

  • The Foundation maintains a broadly diversified portfolio with allocation to a variety of asset classes, both public and private.
  • The broad diversification, combined with rigorous analytical research, is intended to enable the Foundation to manage risk.
  • The Foundation seeks to achieve strong net returns over time at a cost comparable to other institutions with similar asset allocations.

Total Assets and Rate of Return, 2004—2012

YearAssetsRate of Return
2003$4,530,410,64025.98%
2004$5,034,822,73817.01%
2005$5,492,269,24015.47%
2006$6,178,196,93318.04%
2007$7,052,165,31219.37%
2008$5,014,059,259-26.97%
2009$5,237,796,06112.26%
2010$5,737,270,33416.95%
2011$5,703,076,5544.55%
2012$5,987,438,52410.20%

Average rate of return, 2003–2012, 10.2%