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January 15, 2019

LACERA Continues 'Steadfast' Approach To VC | Elin Szymanowski, PE Investment Officer | Q&A

Elin Szymanowski is a private equity investment officer at the Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA), which manages the $55 billion retirement fund for the County of Los Angeles and outside Districts. In this interview, she discusses how LACERA's dynamic work environment attracts and retains top investment talent; why she’s keeping a close eye on the infrastructure and healthcare sectors; and how she contributes to the industry’s efforts in improving diversity.
Read by 68% of LPs 26 minutes ago

Bloomberg Nef: Solar Investment Declined 24% In 2018, But Capacity Reached Record Levels

Solar investment fell in 2018, according to new data out from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, dropping nearly a quarter from 2017. At the same time, Bloomberg NEF said it was a record year for solar capacity, which topped 100 gigawatts. Total global clean energy investments were down 8 percent over 2017 according to the research firm, ringing up at $332.1 billion compared to $361.7 billion in 2017.
Read by 67% of LPs 56 minutes ago

Kirsten Gillibrand Reached Out To Top Democratic Donor Bernard Schwartz About 2020

This development comes as Gillibrand is trying to distance herself from being associated with big money in an attempt to show that she's going to build a campaign off of small grassroots donors.
Read by 73% of LPs 56 minutes ago

In Papua New Guinea, Exxon's Giant Lng Project Fuels Frustration

From her red-roofed home near Papua New Guinea's capital of Port Moresby, Isabelle Dikana Iveiri overlooks a giant plant used by Exxon Mobil Corp to liquefy billions of dollars' worth of natural gas before it is shipped to Asian buyers.
Read by 37% of LPs 1 hour, 6 minutes ago

Sears Gets A Reprieve But Faces A Tough Slog

Lampert has a severely depleted retailer on his hands. : Sears Holdings (shld)is not being relegated to the dustbin of retail history, at least not yet, thanks to a $5.3 billion offer in bankruptcy court by company chairman Eddie Lampert. Reuters and the Wall Street Journal early on Wednesday reported that the hedge fund manager, and Sears' former CEO and top shareholder, had won an auction with a deal that will keep 400 stores open and give Lampert ownership of the chain as well as of key assets like Sears' still well regarded Kenmore and DieHard brands.
Read by 52% of LPs 1 hour, 26 minutes ago

Shale Markets, Llc / Croatia To Push On With Lng Project Despite Low Interest

By LNG World News Croatian LNG project planned for the island of Krk will proceed regardless of the lack of interest from natural gas buyers. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: LNG World News.
Read by 54% of LPs 1 hour, 26 minutes ago

Ipo Market Is Double-edged Sword For The Pe Investors: S Sriniwasan | Business Standard News

S Sriniwasan, managing director at Kotak Investment Advisors, discusses real estate markets and the PE segment with Business Standard. : Kotak Realty Fund, part of Kotak Investment Advisors, made exits of $350 million last year, among a very few private equity (PE) funds to do so in dull property markets. S Sriniwasan, managing director at Kotak Investment Advisors, discusses real estate markets and the PE segment in an interaction with Raghavendra Kamath.
Read by 71% of LPs 1 hour, 26 minutes ago

Checkpointid | Ret Ventures | Real Estate Startups

A startup seeking to do away with rental fraud just closed on a Series A funding round. CheckpointID raised $1.5 million in a round led by RET Ventures, the company said in a statement. The capital will be used to grow the team as the firm seeks to meet increased demand from the multifamily industry. CheckpointID is an identity verification service that multifamily owners and operators can use with customers for apartment tours and move-ins. [...]
Read by 37% of LPs 1 hour, 26 minutes ago

Pggm And Shell Analyze Joint Bid For Eneco | Swfi - Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute

Rotterdam-based Eneco is the trading name of Eneco Holding N.V. Eneco is one of the largest producers and suppliers of natural gas, electricity, and heat in the Netherlands. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]
Read by 57% of LPs 1 hour, 56 minutes ago

Citigroup Is Revealing Pay Gap Data Most Companies Don't Want To Share - The Washington Post

Median pay for women at the global financial services giant is 29 percent less than it is for men, a figure that reveals a shortage of women in the top ranks and doesn't reflect pay differences between men and women at the same jobs.
Read by 39% of LPs 1 hour, 56 minutes ago

Commentary: Are Us Treasury Bonds Still A Safe Investment Bet?

For the first time in living memory, investors lack a quiet port where they can find shelter from the storm, says Professor Benjamin J Cohen.
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