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Pennsylvania PSERS Focused On Increasing Leverage To Reach 'Better-Balanced Portfolio' | Jim Grossman, Chief Investment Officer | Q&A

Jim Grossman is the chief investment officer at the Pennsylvania Public School Employees Retirement System (PA PSERS), where he oversees $59.1 billion of assets. In this interview, he discussed why PSERS prefers a more balanced and diversified portfolio allocation; why using leverage in the portfolio is evolutionary for them; and their measured approach to early-stage venture.
Read by 44% of LPs 2 hours, 39 minutes ago

Venbio Closes $394M Life Sciences Venture Capital Fund

SAN FRANCISCO, April 3, 2020-- venBio Partners LLC today announced the closing of venBio Global Strategic Fund III ("venBio Fund III"), its third life sciences venture capital fund, exceeding its target and closing on approximately $394 million in capital commitments in an oversubscribed fundraise. The capital was raised from existing and new investors, including a broad range of institutional investors comprising pharmaceutical companies, corporate pensions, financial institutions, endowments and foundations, family offices and funds-of-funds.
Read by 43% of LPs 2 hours, 39 minutes ago

Insight Partners Closes Growth Equity Technology Fund Xi At $9.5B

Insight Partners announces its largest growth equity fund for both VC and PE ScaleUp investments as it recognizes 25 years of software investing excellence NEW YORK, April 3, 2020-- Global software growth investor Insight Partners ("Insight") today announced the final closing of Insight Partners XI, L.P. ("Fund XI" or the "Fund"), which enhances the firm's capacity to invest in leading high potential software companies. Fund XI closed at $9.5 billion receiving strong support from Insight's long-standing investors, as well as notable new investors.
Read by 44% of LPs 2 hours, 39 minutes ago

Tsg Consumer Partners Acquires Pathway Vet Alliance From Morgan Stanley Capital Partners

SAN FRANCISCO & AUSTIN, Texas & NEW YORK, April 3, 2020-- TSG Consumer Partners ("TSG"), a leading private equity firm focused exclusively on the branded consumer and retail sectors, today announced that it has acquired a majority stake in Pathway Vet Alliance LLC ("Pathway" or the "Company") from investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners ("MSCP"). As part of the transaction, Pathway management will continue to lead the Company and retain a significant minority stake. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Read by 38% of LPs 2 hours, 39 minutes ago

Cvc Capital Partners Hits The Hard Cap For Its Fifth Asia Pacific Fund With Commitments Of Us$4.5 Billion

CVC Capital Partners hits the hard cap for its fifth Asia Pacific Fund with commitments of US$4.5 billion NEW YORK and LONDON, April 3, 2020-- CVC Capital Partners ("CVC"), one of the world's largest private equity and investment advisory firms, is pleased to announce that it has successfully raised US$4.5 billion for its fifth Asia Pacific fund, CVC Capital Partners Asia Pacific V L.P. ("Fund V"). Strong demand from a diversified global investor base of new and returning institutional investors, allowed Fund V to exceed its US$4 billion target.
Read by 39% of LPs 6 hours, 9 minutes ago

Commentary: Bitter Truths For Singapore Airlines About This Aviation Industry Crash - Cna

There's no escaping the need for a healthy balance sheet, diversifying revenue sources and rethinking frequent fleet renewal, says Nitin Pangarkar.
Read by 67% of LPs 6 hours, 9 minutes ago

Coinbase Co-founder Invests In Project To Bridge Bitcoin And Ethereum

The Keep network, a privacy layer for Ethereum, has closed a private $7.7M token sale led by Paradigm, Fenbushi Capital, ParaFI Capital, A. Capital, and Collaborative Fund.
Read by 56% of LPs 6 hours, 39 minutes ago

How To Invest In A Bear Market According To Behavioral Economists

March's drop in stock market value marked the swiftest descent into a bear market ever, causing strong emotional reactions from many investors as they scramble to preserve their savings. The rush to hang on to profits, dump investments and hide money under the mattress can cause just as much, if not more, damage to your 401(k) as any swipe from a bear market.
Read by 79% of LPs 6 hours, 49 minutes ago

Hedge Fund That Soared 51% Warns Bear Market Rallies Won't Last

(Bloomberg) -- One of this year's top macro hedge funds is cautioning investors that the market pain is only beginning. Said Haidar, a New York-based investor, said he expects an ebb and flow in both public health measures and market performance as the coronavirus wreaks havoc for months to come. He said money managers are far too optimistic about how quickly the world can return to normal because he's less certain effective vaccines or anti-viral drugs will materialize any time soon. "I don't know that these bear market rallies are sustainable," he said in an interview on Tuesday.
Read by 36% of LPs 7 hours, 9 minutes ago

Exploring The Influence Of Technology On Real Estate Investing With Roy Dekel

Recently, the real estate investment space has begun to integrate cutting-edge technology as part of its repertoire. From boutique real estate investment firms that specialize... The post Exploring the influence of technology on real estate investing with Roy Dekel appeared first on ValueWalk.
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Crisis Prods Ceos To Look Beyond Shareholders - Barron's

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. To order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers visit As tens of millions of people are losing jobs in the U.S. amid the coronavirus crisis, companies are stepping up to commit to their biggest constituencies beyond their own shareholders. The move is likely to accelerate the trend toward what's known as stakeholder capitalism--in which employees, suppliers, customers, and communities are given equal consideration to shareholders.
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