Amherst College

Amherst College

Amherst College

Overview
Date Founded

1821

Headquarters

PO Box 5000,Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Employees (Worldwide)

3,316

Industries

Trusts & Funds
Investment Services & Portfolio Management
Schools & Student Services

Company Description

Amherst College educates men and women of exceptional potential from all backgrounds so that they may seek, value, and advance knowledge, engage the world around them, and lead principled lives of consequence. Amherst brings together the most promising students, whatever their financial need, in order to promote diversity of experience and ideas within a purposefully small residential community. Working with faculty, staff, and administrators dedicated to intellectual freedom and the highest standards of instruction in the liberal arts, Amherst undergraduates assume substantial responsibility for undertaking inquiry and for shaping their education within and beyond the curriculum. Amherst College is committed to learning through close colloquy and to expanding the realm of knowledge through scholarly research and artistic creation at the highest level. Its graduates link learning with leadership—in service to the College, to their communities, and to the world beyond.

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President

Chief Investment Officer

Provost

Chief of Student Affairs Officer

Chief of Campus Operations

Chief of Staff/Secretary of the Board of Trustees

Controller

Associate Dean of the Faculty William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence & Political Science

Associate Dean of the Faculty Samuel A. Hitchcock Professor of Mineralogy & Geology

Chair of Russian Department

Board of Directors

President at Amherst College

Chief Executive Officer at General Atlantic LLC

Distinguished Alumni
William E. Ford is now Chief Executive Officer at General Atlantic LLC
Robert A. Bradway is now Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Amgen, Inc.
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Investment Manager

NGP Energy Capital Management LLC operates as an investment franchise in the natural resources sector. It specializes in investments in seed and start-ups, emerging growth, middle markets, later stage, growth capital buyouts, industry consolidation and recapitalization. The company was founded by Kenneth Alfredo Hersh and David Russell Albin in 1988 and is headquartered in Irving, TX.

Investment Manager

The Baupost Group employs a value-oriented, multi-strategy investment approach that seeks to achieve good absolute returns on a long-term, risk-adjusted basis. The Baupost Partnerships seek to invest their capital so as to maximize total risk-adjusted pre-tax returns over an extended period of time. The Partnerships seek to invest in assets which are undervalued relative to their market price. The Partnerships invest, either directly or indirectly, in securities and other assets that have some or all of the following characteristics: (1) they are currently out-of-favor, but have good prospects (2) they sell at a significant discount to underlying economic value (3) they have catalysts in place for the realization of underlying value (4) they are highly complex (5) they are somewhat or highly illiquid and (6) they sell at prices below what would reasonably be expected due to market imperfections and inefficiencies, including but not limited to temporary supply demand imbalances, information gaps, and selling pressures.The Partnerships invest across a range of financial instruments, asset classes and geographic regions. Investments may include securities and and assets of all types, including, but not limited to, stock (common, preferred and convertible), warrants, options, swaps, trade claims, bank debt, bonds, other debt instruments including self-originated loans, currency, futures, derivatives, commodities, contract rights, royalty interests, non-US securities and other assets (including in emerging markets), structured investment vehicles, secured and unsecured instruments, ABS, CMBS, RMBS, real estate and related instruments, other complex financial instruments and rights and distressed assets. Securities may be listed or traded on domestic or non-US exchanges or other trading networks (including OTC markets), as well as securities that are unlisted and trade infrequently or not at all. At times, significant investments may be in securities or other assets that are not freely tradable or are otherwise illiquid. Such investments include interests in private equity investments, real estate, leveraged buy-out vehicles and joint ventures, which are typically organized as limited partnerships or limited liability companies, and are managed by thirdthird party asset managers. The Partnerships may also invest in PIPEs, Rule 144A securities and other direct assets such as car loans, consumer loans, commodities or non-performing assets.

Investment Manager

Lone Pine Capital (LPC) manages the Lone Pine Capital Funds which include: the Cypress Funds, the Kauri Funds. the Cascade Funds. the Tamarack Funds. and the Lone Juniper Fund.^The Cypress Funds primarily invest in long and short positions in equity and equity-related securities of US and non-US issuers based on bottom-up, fundamental analysis. The Funds may utilize both OTC and exchange-traded instruments (including derivative instruments such as options, swaps and futures on equities and equity indices and other equity derivatives), and invest in the fixed income markets. The Funds may invest up to 5% of total assets in private placement securities. LPC may hedge against currency fluctuations using forward contracts and may maintain assets in cash or cash-equivalent instruments for defensive purposes or to fund withdrawals/redemptions. ^The Kauri and Tamarack Funds employ a similar investment strategy as the Cypress Funds. However, the Kauri Funds and the Tamarack Funds invest primarily in equity and equity related securities of companies with minimum average daily trading volumes of approximately $20 million and $50 million, respectively, or more at the time of investment. Neither the Kauri Funds nor the Tamarack Funds invest in private placement securities. ^The Cascade Funds primarily invest in equity and equity-related securities of US and non-US issuers with minimum average daily trading volumes of approximately $20 million or greater at the time of investment. While LPC intends for the Funds pursue a long-only strategy, they may, on occasion, hedge all or a portion of a long investment. LPC may hedge against currency fluctuations using forward contracts and may maintain assets in cash or cash-equivalent instruments for defensive purposes or to fund withdrawals or redemptions. The Funds may utilize both OTC and exchange-traded instruments (including derivative instruments such as options, swaps and futures on equities and equity indices and other equity derivatives). ^The Juniper Fund is a fund-of-funds, the assets of which are primarily invested in private investment partnerships (including private investment partnerships advised by LPC) that are managed by portfolio managers that generally employ long-short equity strategies driven by fundamental, bottom-up research.

Advisor

Chairman at Lipman Hearne, Inc.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2016
Market Capitalization
Total Enterprise Value
Earnings Per Share
Revenue
$330M
Non-Profit Donations & Grants
Non-Profit Donations & Grants Received
$50K
03/31/2013
$500
02/02/2013
Awards & Honors
Rank #287
2009
The Chronicle of Philanthropy - Philanthropy 400
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