One of the key responsibilities of health care trustees is to make decisions about the assets and liabilities of their organizations. Trustees are challenged with applying their knowledge to nonprofit health care organizations in the current financial market. To thrive in the current environment, nonprofit health care organizations need to focus on the tradeoffs between capital growth and capital preservation. They need to go beyond just a risk assessment for their investment portfolios and look at the risks in both the assets and liabilities together. This Strategies in Capital Finance article provides an overview of the financial markets as they impact health care organizations to assist in the education process for Trustees and non-financial executives.
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