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10 Most Important Reads Of The Week - Jan. 13, 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.

6 Single-Family Offices Of American Oil Tycoons. This week, Trusted Insight casts light on a group of family offices that serve the founders of oil companies and their heirs. All the companies associated with these family offices have histories longer than 50 years. The oldest was founded in 1934.

Kyle Bass: 'Global Markets Are At The Beginning Of A Tectonic Shift'. Texan hedge fund manager J. Kyle Bass, the founder of Hayman Capital, says that global markets are at the "beginning of a tectonic shift."

Five Themes For Family Offices In 2017. The business of predicting outcomes didn't go so well in 2016 - Donald Trump won the US presidential election and the UK voted to exit the European Union, despite what pretty much all mainstream commentators and pollsters predicted before these events. Nonetheless, it's still worth discussing family office themes for the new year.

This Policy-Driven Market 'Really Scares Me' | Mark Canavan, New Mexico ERB | Exclusive Q&A Part 3. With his broader career in hindsight, we asked Mark Canavan about the current state of the markets and how he has positioned New Mexico Educational Retirement Board's real assets portfolio to mitigate risk while generating the best-possible returns over the near and long term.


Abu Dhabi's Government Is Going To Invest $10B In The World's Largest VC Fund. When the fund was announced, SoftBank said it will be made up with $45 billion (£37 billion) from Saudi Arabia via the Kingdom's Public Investment Fund, $25 billion (£20 billion) from SoftBank, and $35 billion (£28 billion) from other global investors.

NYC CRE To Flatten In 2017 Before Dropping In 2018, Experts Say. While the office market took a slight dip last year, most in the commercial real estate expect the status quo to hold in 2017 as the market braces itself for a possible recession in 2018.

Ex-Carleton College CIO Joins Minnesota Foundation. Jason Matz will oversee the $448 million foundation as well as four independent funds making up Arbor Philanthropy.

Blackstone Looks To Buy $3B Water Division Of GE. Stephen Schwarzman’s Blackstone Group is in the running to buy its second major division from GE in roughly two years, The Post has learned. Blackstone is in the final round of the auction to buy GE Water, the division that filters fracking water and wastewater, for roughly $3 billion.

Why Enterprise SaaS Has Room For 'Another Dozen' Unicorns | Video. Renowned early-stage venture capitalist Elad Gil says there is a huge market opportunity for startups looking to solve problems of Fortune 500 companies.