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Yale Boosts Venture Capital to Almost a Fifth of Its Endowment

  • Allocation is up from 13.7% in 2014 at pool led by Swensen
  • Ivy League school decreases real estate, leveraged buyouts
Vanderbilt Hall stands on the Yale University campus.

Vanderbilt Hall stands on the Yale University campus.

Photographer: Craig Warga/Bloomberg

Yale University increased its venture capital allocation to almost one-fifth of its endowment, after the asset class helped drive returns for the third-richest U.S. school.

The fund with a record $29.4 billion boosted its venture allocation to 19 percent as of June 2018 from 17.1 percent the prior year, according to the school’s annual investment report published online. The allocation was 13.7 percent in 2014.