Conferences for Endowments and Foundations. Listed here are events for those with oversight of endowment and foundation assets. One of the longest running events in this section is Opal's Endowment and Foundation Forum. This section also contains conferences for asset owners such as charities and non-profits. Topics specifically covered in conferences for endowments and foundations will include discussions of the so-called Yale Model, allocations to alternative investments, sustainable withdrawal rates, the asset allocation of endowments, risk tolerance and investment returns from endowment funds. Of course, managers of Endowment funds and Foundation assets will also be interested in general events for institutional investors. Markets Group hosts a number of conferences for institutional investors.