It has been an eventful week, and it's easy to fall behind. Here are the 10 most important reads of the week.
Few Family Offices Embrace The Blended Investment Model. The idea of blending investment with philanthropic efforts is becoming increasingly talked about by private investors like family offices, but few are embracing the concept and most remain skeptical, says an impact investment specialist.
Top 30 University Endowment Rising Stars. University endowments are often perceived as the pioneers of institutional investing. Endowments have fostered many young minds into the investment leaders and chief investment officers at world’s prestigious investment offices. This list features 30 investment directors, managers, officers and associates commanding significant influence over outperforming strategies at the country’s top university endowments. Presenting Trusted Insight’s Top 30 Endowment Rising Stars.
Steve Cohen Is Reportedly Prepping The Biggest Hedge Fund Launch Ever. Steve Cohen is looking to raise $20 billion for his big hedge fund comeback, the Wall Street Journal reported. That would make his fund the biggest ever US hedge fund launch, less than four years after his predecessor hedge fund firm, SAC Capital Advisors, was banned from managing external money.
Why LPs Should Utilize Upstream Oil & Gas Assets | Edward Geiser, Managing Partner, Juniper Capital Advisors | Exclusive Q&A. Edward Geiser is managing partner and head of investment committee at Juniper Capital Advisors, private equity firm based in Houston, Texas. This interview is a sneak preview to his presentation. Geiser discusses the upstream oil and gas market, the impacts of the decline in oil prices and what makes an ideal institutional investor partner.
Sovereign Funds Pull $18.4B From Global Markets In Q1 2017. Sovereign wealth funds pulled $18.4 billion (£14.1 billion) from global stock and bond markets in the first quarter of 2017, notwithstanding robust equity gains in this period.
Top LP Advice On Changing Career Path. Is it possible to succeed in institutional investing with limited prior experience? Is it too late to make a shift after establishing a career in a different field? How important is a degree in finance? Here are the insights given by top LPs in the industry:
Leon Cooperman: SEC Insider Trading Case Was 'Extraordinarily Abusive'. Fresh off a settlement with government regulators regarding insider trading charges, hedge fund titan Leon Cooperman said he would have won the case but chose to settle instead.
China's CIC Plans More Direct Investments In U.S.. China's sovereign wealth fund has opened a New York office and plans to make more direct investments in the United States, with its head of the fund saying foreign investment can help advance U.S. President Donald Trump's economic agenda.
Marc Andreessen On The Disconnect Between Silicon Valley, Rest Of U.S. Outspoken venture capitalist Marc Andreessen reflected on the disconnect between the technology community and the rest of the United States.
Billionaires Warren Buffett And Jorge Paulo Lemann: Business And Leadership | Video. An interview and Q&A with titans of finance, Warren Buffett and Jorge Paulo Lemann. In this interview both men discuss early influences in their life and how they seek and defined good management. Both men also talk about what they look for in businesses they acquire and how to keep improving the business once all of the "fat" has been taken out.