Our financial
priorities

To fulfil our ambitions, we must improve our financial strength and flexibility. We will do so by focusing on the following areas.

Increasing our endowment

  • Growing our endowment will provide increased long-term income for scholarship and research.
  • This growth will come from the addition of new funds from donations and legacies, as well as by working to maximise investment returns.
  • We are now more active in managing our investment portfolio, with careful selection and monitoring of our investment managers.

Exercising prudent financial management

  • We continue to plan carefully and work diligently, balancing today’s needs with those of the future.
  • The Bursar and Operations Director – a post created following the strategic review – are working to simplify operations, identify greater efficiencies and conduct rigorous project appraisals.
  • Our aim is to reach a position where our operations break even.

Developing complementary revenue streams

  • We aim to grow our conference business by increasing availability and margins.
  • We are focusing on maximising room occupancy, both in and out of term time.
  • We will maximise rents from our investment properties.
  • Above all, everything we do will be to the highest levels of professionalism and with a keen focus on our students, conference customers and tenants.

If you would like to know more about College finances, please contact the Bursar, Ms Nicky Robert, via ea.ops.bursar@caths.cam.ac.uk.