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October 10, 2019

Ascension Investment Management Looking To Increase Venture Exposure, Focus On Disruption | David Erickson, Chief Investment Officer | Q&A

David Erickson is the chief investment officer at Ascension Investment Management, where he is responsible for the administration, management, and coordination of investments and operations. In this interview, he discusses why the organization is leaning more towards a generalist structure; why they want to increase venture exposure and focus on disruption; and encouraging diversity by on-boarding international students and women as leadership staff.
Read by 36% of LPs 15 minutes ago

Meet The New Crisis: Looks Like The Old Crises | Allaboutalpha: Alternative Investing Trends And Analysis | A Finance Blog About Private Equity, Commodities, And Other Alternative Asset Classes.

Last month saw an extraordinary spike in the interest rates of the repo market--the market that consists of the (very) short-term, usually the overnight, borrowing of government securities. Hedge funds, along with other institutions such as trading firms and banks, regularly hand over US Treasury bills and the like inRead More.
Read by 63% of LPs 45 minutes ago

These Hedge Funds Dodged A Bullet By Dumping Pg&e Corporation (pcg)

Does PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG) represent a good buying opportunity at the moment? Let's quickly check the hedge fund interest towards the company. Hedge fund firms constantly search out bright intellectuals and highly-experienced employees and throw away millions of dollars on satellite photos and other research activities, so it is no wonder why they tend to generate millions in profits each year. It is also true that some hedge fund players fail inconceivably on some occasions, but net net their stock picks have been generating superior risk-adjusted returns on average over the years.
Read by 45% of LPs 55 minutes ago

Softbank To Invest $500M In Venture Capital Funds In Latin America

SoftBank has invested in 10 companies from its Latam fund including Colombian delivery-app Rappi and Brazilian lender Banco Inter SA. The post SoftBank to invest $500m in venture capital funds in Latin America appeared first on DealStreetAsia.
Read by 79% of LPs 1 hour, 5 minutes ago

Asean Digest: 500 Startups Backs Vietnam's Cricket One; Thai Drivehub To Expand Footprint

Vietnam-based food alternative provider Cricket One has raised an undisclosed sum led by 500 Startups and Singapore-based Masik Enterprises. The post Asean Digest: 500 Startups backs Vietnam's Cricket One; Thai Drivehub to expand footprint appeared first on DealStreetAsia.
Read by 38% of LPs 1 hour, 5 minutes ago

Tanglin Venture Partners Closes Fund At $50m, Invests In Six Startups

Tanglin has already made half a dozen investments from its first fund. The post Tanglin Venture Partners closes early-stage fund at around $51m appeared first on DealStreetAsia.
Read by 42% of LPs 1 hour, 5 minutes ago

Govt To Invest $60B To Build National Gas Grid To Link Up Nation By 2024 In A Bid To Cut Carbon Emissions

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has previously set a target to more than double the share of gas in India's energy mix to 15% by 2030 The post Govt to invest $60 billion to build national gas grid to link up nation by 2024 in a bid to cut carbon emissions appeared first on Firstpost.
Read by 64% of LPs 1 hour, 5 minutes ago

Cardekho In Talks To Raise $100M From Chinese Strategic Investor Autohome

The round is said to value the online car marketplace at $700 million. The post CarDekho in talks to raise $100m from Chinese strategic investor Autohome appeared first on DealStreetAsia.
Read by 77% of LPs 1 hour, 5 minutes ago

Lgt Capital Hits Final Close Of Fourth Asia-focused Pe Fund At $1B

Crown Asia-Pacific Private Equity IV closed at the hard cap of $1 billion, well above the firm's $586-million third fund. The post LGT Capital hits final close of fourth Asia-focused PE fund at $1b appeared first on DealStreetAsia.
Read by 77% of LPs 1 hour, 35 minutes ago

West Asia Tension & Trade War May Hit Energy Security, Economy: Pradhan | India News

Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday warned that India's growing import dependence for oil and gas made it vulnerable to external developments. A series of adverse global events in recent months - from the US-China trade war to happenings in West Asia - might have an "enormous impact" on the country's energy security as well as its economy, budget and investment, he said.
Read by 54% of LPs 2 hours, 35 minutes ago

The 'glass Floor' Is Keeping America's Richest Idiots At The Top

Elites are finding more ways to ensure that their children never run out of chances to fail. : In 2014, Zach Dell launched a dating app called Thread. It was nearly identical to Tinder: Users created a profile, uploaded photos and swiped through potential matches. The only twist on the formula was that Thread was restricted to university students and explicitly designed to produce relationships rather than hookups. The app's tagline was "Stay Classy." Zach Dell is the son of billionaire tech magnate Michael Dell.
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