SEI interviewed Michael Ellis, the investment committee chair for Moravian College, to find out more about the college’s outsourced chief investment officer (OCIO) search process. We talked about what led the committee to make the decision to begin a search for an OCIO, what the search process was like, how they narrowed the field, and advice for others considering a search for themselves.
December 10, 2020 – Major transformational projects (e.g., system implementations, new construction, institutional restructuring) challenge and impact higher education institutions every day – sometimes involving budget overruns, schedule delays and other resource constraints. Institutions are increasingly looking to objective resources (e.g., internal audit, independent consultants) to provide insights and assurance regarding risks to their strategic projects.
November 16, 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the shift to virtual processes and methods for all colleges and universities. Increasingly, colleges and universities have shifted permanently to expanded online or hybrid educational delivery models and have begun conducting essential business operations virtually.