Michigan State University Spartans work every day to advance the common good in uncommon ways. Together we tackle some of the world's toughest problems to find solutions that make life better. MSU is one of the top research universities in the world and the nation's pioneer land-grant institution. Home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs, MSU is a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders. The Investment Office, governed by the President and Board of Trustees, is responsible for managing MSU’s endowment fund. As of 4Q’18, the fund has $2.8 billion in assets and invests in a diversified portfolio including long-only equity and fixed income as well as hedge funds and private investments through partnership with external investment managers.