The Commonfund Prize is awarded annually by the Commonfund Institute, in collaboration with the Newton Centre for Endowment Asset Management. Awarded since 1996, it recognises original research relevant to endowment and foundation asset management and rewards a single paper with a $10,000 USD prize.
Nominated papers must have been presented at a major academic conference in the preceding 18 months, but will not yet have been published. David Chambers, Elroy Dimson and William Goetzmann lead the judging panel for the award.
2015 prize winners
The Prize for 2015 is awarded to:
Two further papers were chosen by the judging panel as runners-up in the category of Highly Commended:
The 2015 prize was awarded on 24 March at an event at Cambridge Judge Business School where the winning authors presented their paper.