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10 Most Important Reads Of The Week - Dec 2, 2016

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It has been an eventful week, and it's easy to fall behind. Here are the 10 most important reads of the week.

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Top 30 LPs Investing In Real Assets & Real Estate. Real assets and real estate are playing a larger role in the investment strategies for institutional investors. This list highlights 30 real assets and real estate experts at the nation’s leading institutions.

7 Family Offices Behind Silicon Valley's Tech Billionaires. This concentration of corporate success has created a vast network of high net worth founders and executives. In fact, 41 of the richest Americans on the Forbes 400 reside in Silicon Valley and given the positive news around the IPO market, that number will surely grow. Trusted Insight profiles the family offices managing the fortunes built in and around Silicon Valley. Read more

Harvard Alumni Blast Endowment Managers’ Pay. A group of Harvard University alumni wrote a letter Monday blasting the school's overseers for allowing pay for Harvard's endowment managers to continue to rise, even as investment performance has faltered. Read more

How New Mexico ERB Earned 16% IRR By Restoring Nature. Mark Canavan is senior portfolio manager at the New Mexico Educational Retirement Board where he manages the pension funds’ $1.7 billion in real estate and real assets allocations. Canavan has expanded the scope and definition of what it means to invest in the real assets space to achieve stellar returns, all while battling through tough market conditions and a near fatal bout with cancer. Read more

Exclusive Q&A: Texas Tech Deputy CIO On The Future Of Investment Management. Daniel Parker, Deputy CIO, Texas Tech University will be discussing the future of investment management at the Trusted Insight Alpha Conference on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 in San Francisco. Here, he gives us a sneak preview of what to expect. Read more

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How Can Family Offices Deal With The Big Data Revolution? While some family offices show great entrepreneurial spirit, to date many have been slow adopters of technology tools for efficient portfolio management. But that is changing as the sources of available information continue to mushroom, and some are even starting to set up dedicated data science teams. Read more

Billionaire VC Peter Thiel's Simple Rule To Identify Game-Changing Startups. A startup's idea has to be so new that it's not easily understood by everybody. For example, Thiel said most people called Google just another search engine, when in fact, it was the "first machine-powered" search engine. Read more

Rockefeller University Endowments Stumble. Early investment returns coming in from America's most prestigious and deep-pocketed colleges indicate that fiscal 2016 will go down as one of the worst performance periods for endowments in recent memory. Read more

Texas A&M Foundation Loses Investment VP. Texas A&M Foundation's long-time vice president of investments Janet Handley has announced her retirement, effective December 31. Handley's position will be filled by Ben Wall, who currently serves as the alternative investments director. Read more

Venture Capitalists And The Search For Moonshots. In Silicon Valley, there are companies that prefer to target low-hanging fruit, problems that may not be significant but that have a high likelihood of gaining traction quickly. But a few are bucking this trend, instead opting to look at the bigger picture and developing technology that can genuinely solve some of the world’s most challenging problems. Read more