The University of Chicago's Office of Investments (COI) is responsible for managing the University's investment assets, which includes overseeing the endowment to ensure that it benefits both current and future generations of the University of Chicago. COI oversees the broad investment strategy and provides input to the development of the strategic and tactical investment policies of the University & UCMC endowments, pension plans and self-insurance trust assets. Their strategy combines qualitative and quantitative analysis, seeking to achieve superior investment performance on a risk-adjusted basis. COI's approach seeks to evaluate the investment strategy as an integrated part of the operating plans of the University rather than in isolation and focuses the the University's overall success, not investment returns. The endowment is well-diversified across a variety of asset classes, including global stocks and bonds, real estate, natural resources, private equity, absolute return strategies and protection (tail-hedging strategies). Asset class exposure is achieved primarily by selecting and engaging external managers. COI manages the global macro and the overlay portfolio to ensure that the portfolio’s overall positioning is compliance with the endowment's investment guidelines. COI's strategies for investing in the public markets include: Absolute Return, Private Debt, Fixed Income and Credit. and Global Equities. COI's real assets team invests globally in real estate and natural resources using outside managers. The real estate portfolio invests globally in value-added and opportunistic strategies using both private partnerships and public vehicles. The natural resources portfolio invests globally in strategies that include, but are not limited to: oil and gas exploration & production; power generation; infrastructure; timber; mining and minerals; and agriculture.
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is a graduate business school located in Chicago, Illinois, at the University of Chicago. Formerly known as the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, Chicago Booth is the second-oldest business school in the U.S., the first such school to offer an Executive MBA program, and the first to initiate a Ph.D. program in business. The school was renamed in 2008 following a $300 million endowment gift to the school by alumnus David G. Booth. The school has the third-largest endowment of any business school.
The school's flagship campus is located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago on the main campus of the university. The school also maintains additional campuses in London and Asia (originally Singapore, but in July 2013 a move to Hong Kong was announced), as well as in downtown Chicago on the Magnificent Mile. In addition to conducting graduate business programs, the school conducts research in the fields of finance, economics, quantitative marketing research, and accounting. Chicago Booth is currently ranked first in the United States by Bloomberg Businessweek and first globally by the Economist.
Johnsonville LLC manufactures sausage products from meat. Its products include Brats, Grillers, Italian Sausage, Ground Sausage, Fully Cooked Links, Fully Cooked Split Rope, 50% Less Fat Chicken Sausage, Meatballs and Slices, Fresh Breakfast Sausage, Fully Cooked Breakfast Sausage, Summer Sausage, Naturals and Sausage Accompaniments. The company was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Sheboygan Falls, WI.
Mondelez International, Inc. engages in the manufacture and marketing of snack food and beverage products. The company operates its business through following segments: Latin America; Asia, Middle East, and Africa; Europe; and North America. Its products include beverages, biscuits, meals, chocolate, and gum and candy. Its brands include but not limited to Nabisco, Oreo, and LU biscuits; Cadbury, Cadbury Dairy Milk, and Milka chocolates; and Trident gum. Mondelez International was founded by James Lewis Kraft in 1903 is headquartered in Deerfield, IL.
Converse, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets footwear for men, women and children. It offers sneakers, high top, low top, slip, wedge and customized footwear. The firm also offers clothing products that include tees, shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, pants, socks and accessories. The company was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.
The Kraft Heinz Co. engages in the production of processed food and beverages. The company operates through the following geographical segments: United States, Canada, Europe, and Rest of the World. The Rest of the World segment comprises of Asia Pacific, Latin America, Russia, India, the Middle East, and Africa. It products include condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy, ambient meals, frozen and chilled meals, and for infant and nutrition. The Kraft Heinz was founded on July 2, 2015 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.
United Way of Dane County, Inc. aims to improve lives and strengthen communities. It offers programs which cover the areas of education, healthcare, homelessness, domestic violence and aiding people with disabilities. The company was founded in 1922 and is headquartered in Madison, WI.
AMERICAN MEAT INSTITUTE (AMI) IS DEDICATED TO BEING THE MOST EFFECTIVE, CREDIBLE AND WIDELY RECOGNIZED VOICE OF THE MEAT AND POULTRY INDUSTRY. AMI'S MISSION IS TO REPRESENT THE INDUSTRY AND ADVOCATE ITS VIEWS; TO BE A CATALYST FOR CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT; AND, TO ENHANCE OUR MEMBERS' ABILITY TO ANTICIPATE AND RESPOND TO THE NEEDS OF THEIR CUSTOMERS AND SUPPLIERS.