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10 Most Important Reads Of The Week - Jan. 20, 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.

'...Investing Is The Easiest Business In The World Until You Lose Money.' In 2016, Trusted Insight interviewed more than 70 institutional investors at the world's leading pension funds, endowments, family offices and sovereign wealth funds, among others. Here are the most memorable quotes we heard this year:

Mixed Returns For High-Profile Family Offices In 2016. The family offices of George Soros and Steve Cohen had a torrid time in 2016 as they were hit with wrong bets on the stock market and the Trump Bump. In contrast, two other former hedge funds, but now family offices, recorded strong returns last year.

A Scandal At Korea’s $456B Retirement Giant. With 546 trillion won ($456.5 billion) in assets, South Korea’s public National Pension Service is the world’s third-largest pension fund, behind Japan’s and Norway’s. It’s also become a part of the widening scandal surrounding impeached President Park Geun-hye.

Advance In Institutional Investing With These 7 Tools In 2017. Here are some of the ways Trusted Insight will help continue to grow your investment and career success in 2017:


LACERS Ends Private Equity Transparency. Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System, one of the standouts among public pensions on private equity transparency for the public, has taken a major step backward.

Arizona State To Invest Another $500M With H/2 Capital. The investments include a $350m separate-account commitment to H/2 Strategic Partners. The pension fund said the general investment strategy for the account was to invest in liquid commercial real estate and related credit sectors.

New Mexico ERB Senior Portfolio Manager Joins CIO-Led Forum To Discuss Real Assets. Speaking to more than 200 institutional investors at Trusted Insight Alpha Conference in San Francisco on June 14, 2017, Mark Canavan will discuss the emerging opportunities and looming pitfalls of investing in real assets in this low interest rate and uncertain market environment.


It Appears We’ve Reached The End Of A Venture Capital Cycle. Now What?. The flow of capital supporting our start-up ecosystem is clogging. At risk is the core activity of venture capital -- the conversion of accumulated wealth into innovation.

Robots Already Do 80% Of The Work At This Danish Pension Fund. In order to go achieve an even higher degree of automatization, the robots at PensionDanmark are not only handling routine processes but also complex situations.

The Future Of Family Offices: Regulation And The Right Location. The fittest adapt to survive. Increased scrutiny and legislative pressures for transparency are transforming the family office industry. The global drive toward systemic reforms has radically altered the regulatory landscape, prompting a search for more efficient jurisdictions and more competitive structures.