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Authored by Debashis Chowdhury, CFA
July 2020
Nonprofit Information
Much has been written of high market returns over the past few years, and the COVID-19 pandemic will certainly lead to higher volatility going forward. What hasn’t been written is that these data points have created a precarious situation for endowments and the organizations they support: Spend rates are up or at unsus…
In The Media
Quote by Debashis Chowdhury, CFA
June 2020
Orange County Business Journal
The first quarter was unlike anything seen in the world’s financial markets. The markets reached an all-time high in February and when the coronavirus struck, they plunged more than 30%, including the 13% drop of the Dow Jones on March 16, the second worst day in its history.
In The Media
Quote by Debashis Chowdhury, CFA
May 2020
Fiduciary News
The proliferation of investment options promised participants a plug-and-play plan. In the process, it created a 401k Frankenstein monster of a mess.
In The Media
Quote by Debashis Chowdhury, CFA
April 2020
The NonProfit Times
The temptation to panic during a crisis looms over leaders at nonprofits immediately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, advisers to groups relying on walk-in traffic, guest fees, and gift shop sales are taking the long view since the situation remains unclear, despite many cities and towns now telling resident…
In The Media
Quote by Debashis Chowdhury, CFA
February 2020
Inside Higher Ed
Colleges and universities generally aren't happy about the endowment tax, but many are paying less than the tens of millions of dollars reported by the country's wealthiest universities, a review finds. And even those ultrawealthy universities might end up paying substantially less. It has been more than two years s…
Annual Investment Forum
Press Release
February 2020
Yahoo Finance
This year's forum featured experts from Research Affiliates, The Collaborative Fund and PIMCO who provided insight on the relevancy of valuations, the psychology of investing and the view from Washington.
Events
Discussion Led by Debashis Chowdhury, CFA
October 2019
Institutional Investor
On October 16, 2019, Debashis Chowdhury, CFA, president at Canterbury, will be moderating one of three concurrent breakout sessions that examine questions that asset allocators and consultants are asking as they examine the status quo of institutional investing across asset classes. Customization in strategy, fees, …
Annual Investment Forum
Press Release
February 2019
MarketWatch
Canterbury Consulting recently hosted its 2019 Investment Forum, Canterbury's annual client education event. The 11th annual investment forum showcased a diverse array of leaders in the investment management industry, specialists in ESG investment principles, and thought leaders at the intersection of politics and the …
In The Media
Quote by Debashis Chowdhury, CFA
January 2019
Institutional Investor
Canterbury Consulting is setting up a fund of hedge funds for its clients, signaling that appetite remains for an area of asset management that has struggled to attract investors over the past decade.
In The Media
Quote by Debashis Chowdhury, CFA
January 2019
Inside Higher Ed
When President Trump at the end of 2017 signed a Republican-backed tax-reform package into law that included significant changes for colleges and universities, higher ed leaders were left waiting for answers. They wondered about rules for calculating a new tax on endowments. They sought guidance regarding a tax on p…
Events
Panel Discussion with Debashis Chowdhury, CFA
December 2018
Southwest Investors

On December 12, 2018, Canterbury Consulting President Debashis Chowdhury spoke on the Investment Consultants and Advisors Roundtable at LinkBridge Investors’ Southwest Investors Annual Meeting. Alongside Nathan Skankey, director of investor relations at Santé Realty Investment; Ben Maslan, principal at RCLCO; Christian…

Articles
Authored by Debashis Chowdhury, CFA
November 2018
Nonprofit Information

Legend has it that a college professor once awarded an “A” for the best existentialistic description of a simple chair. The “A” paper contained just two words, “what chair?”

It’s been said “the existential attitude” is a sense of puzzlement, misperception, or anxiety in the face of an apparently empty or illogical wor…

In The Media
Quote by Debashis Chowdhury, CFA
May 2018
The NonProfit Times
Pension funds, endowment fund, and foundations are taking a renewed look at their investments and whether they include gunmakers or even companies that sell guns.
In The Media
Quote by Debashis Chowdhury, CFA
March 2018
Inside Higher Ed
Interest in divestment has spiked in recent weeks, according to Debashis Chowdhury, president at Canterbury Consulting, an investment advisory firm managing about $18 billion of assets for endowments, foundations, health care organizations and families. Donors and parents were asking colleges about their exposure to…
Articles
Press Release
January 2018
Yahoo
Experts Discussed Macroeconomics, Global Equity and Credit Markets, the State of Philanthropy and the Future of Healthcare NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Jan. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Canterbury Consulting, an independent investment advisory firm overseeing $18 billion for foundations, endowments, and families, recently hos…
Events
Discussion Led by Debashis Chowdhury, CFA
September 2017
Institutional Investor
On October 5, 2017, Debashis Chowdhury, CFA, President, will co-host a breakout discussion group to examine the latest thinking about who should decide what in the asset allocation process and what are the best metrics on which they should be measured.
In The Media
Quote by Debashis Chowdhury, CFA
September 2017
FundFire
Although underlying asset managers are cognizant of investors’ growing appetite for divestment and ESG issues, investors still need to be implementing “reasonable policy parameters”, says Debashis Chowdhury, president at Canterbury Consulting, a consultant firm that also provides OCIO services. “You really have to mak…
In The Media
Quote by Debashis Chowdhury, CFA
August 2017
Orange County Business Journal
Debashis Chowdhury, CFA, president of Canterbury Consulting, discussed the firm's investment philosophy, allocation strategies and the general state of return expectations in an article on the front page of the August 7 Orange County Business Journal.
Articles
Authored by Debashis Chowdhury, CFA
February 2017
Trustee
In the past few years, hospitals in all parts of the United States have received some of the largest single donations in their history, allowing them to expand services and build newer and more technologically advanced facilities. But this trend forces foundation trustees, particularly those in community hospitals, to …
In The Media
Press Release
January 2017
Canterbury Consulting
Newport Beach, California, January 18, 2017 – Canterbury Consulting, an independent investment advisory firm overseeing $17.4 billion for foundations, endowments, and families, recently hosted the 2017 Investment Forum, Canterbury’s annual assembly of some of the world’s foremost investment management leaders. Attendee…
In The Media
Recognition
November 2016
Orange County Business Journal
Debashis Chowdhury, CFA, President, has been selected by the Orange County Business Journal for its inaugural edition of the OC 500. This list honors the most influential individuals from throughout Orange County. Honorees range from top executives at the largest publicly traded or privately held companies to up-and-co…
In The Media
Quote by Debashis Chowdhury, CFA
November 2016
U.S. News & World Report
Many investors turn to advisors skilled in this area, says Debashis Chowdhury, president of Canterbury Consulting, an investment consulting firm in Newport Beach, California. "While there are many providers of index and fund products who provide their own form of pre-screened portfolios, our clients prefer a customi…
In The Media
Quote by Debashis Chowdhury, CFA
October 2016
Orange County Business Journal
We view the fiduciary rule as a positive for investors large and small. Many advisers were already working this way with clients, and this cements and codifies the good things the industry was doing. It’s a confirmation of what we have always thought was the right way to interact with clients: putting their best intere…
Events
Discussion Led by Debashis Chowdhury
October 2016
Institutional Investor
At the Roundtable for Consultants and Institutional Investors, alongside fellow consultants, investment managers and senior investment professionals from distinguished endowments, foundations, and healthcare entities from around the country, Debashis Chowdhury, CFA led a discussion on portfolio construction in the curr…
In The Media
Press Release
September 2016
Canterbury Consulting
SEATTLE – (September 7, 2016) – Canterbury Consulting, a leading investment advisory firm overseeing $16.8 billion in assets under advisement for foundations, endowments, and families, has announced the appointment of Jaylene Howard. In her role as investment consultant, Howard will focus on advising institutions and p…
Articles
Authored by Debashis Chowdhury, CFA
June 2016
Pensions & Investments
Spend rates are up, often beyond realistic expectations for real returns. Much has been written of lower expected returns going forward compared to the high market returns over the past five years, but what hasn't been written is that these data points have created a precarious situation for endowments and the organiza…
Annual Investment Forum
Press Release
January 2016
Newswire
Canterbury Consulting, a leading investment advisory firm, hosted its 2016 Annual Investment Forum on January 7, 2016, which featured prominent experts providing exclusive forecasts and insights on critical topics, including cycles of investor behavior, global fixed income markets, macro diversification, and the impact…
In The Media
Announcement
July 2015
Canterbury Consulting
I am pleased to announce today that the company's Board of Directors has elected Debashis Chowdhury to the role of President. The management team will continue to include Michael Laven, CEO and Mike Ethridge, COO.

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