Annual Reports

Financial Information

As of December 31, 2009, MacArthur's assets totaled $5.24 billion. The Foundation's investment portfolio had a return of 12.26 percent in 2009 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.
  Assets Rate of Return
2000 $4,479,153,951 2.60%
2001 $4,215,930,831 -4.45%
2002 $3,836,621,632 -4.79%
2003 $4,530,410,640 25.98%
2004 $5,034,822,738 17.01%
2005 $5,492,269,240 15.47%
2006 $6,178,196,933 18.04%
2007 $7,052,165,312 19.37%
2008 $5,014,059,259 -26.97%
2009 $5,237,796,061 12.26%
Average Annual Rate of Return, 2000-2009, 6.26%