It has been an eventful week, and it's easy to fall behind. Here are the 10 most important reads of the week.
Marc Andreessen: We’re Wrong About Robots Stealing Jobs. Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen says we've got this whole artificial intelligence thing all wrong. In fact, the fear of the machines taking over has been a familiar one throughout history. Here's why.
Avoid Over-Diversification Through Manager Selection | Exclusive Q&A With David Demeter, Investment Manager of University Of Michigan. David Demeter is the manager of investments at the University of Michigan. In this interview, Demeter reveals University of Michigan’s manager selection criteria and one thing that differentiates great managers with average ones. He also shares his favorite readings that guide his professional opinions and help him be a smart investor.
Stanford Endowment CEO Wallace Urges Caution On Private Equity. Robert Wallace, the head of Stanford University's $25 billion endowment, urged caution when investing in private equity and venture capital, saying that an excess of capital is driving some company valuations higher.
KKR Co-CEO Henry Kravis Predicts Where Private Equity Will Go. Henry Kravis, Billionaire and Co-CEO of private equity giant KKR, talks about how private equity has changed and where he predicts it will go. Henry also talks about the rise of growth equity investing in private equity and unicorn companies.
Saving An Underfunded Plan: De-Risking & Educating Participants | Exclusive Q&A With Mo Jalajel, Pension Manager Of Pfizer. Mo Jalajel is a senior manager of pension investments at Pfizer, Inc., a major pharmaceutical company headquartered in New York City. In this interview, Jalajel discusses adapting to the new fee structure for hedge funds, following a liability-driven investment philosophy and how institutions should “take every opportunity to de-risk their defined benefit plan.” He also shares career insights for young people looking to enter institutional investing.
The Disruptive Cryptocurrency Gold Rush. The cryptocurrency world has gone mad for token offerings, as they are seen as a disruptive new mechanism that could displace traditional venture capitalists from the fund raising process. In fact, the oracles of Silicon Valley say token offerings could reinvent the "freemium" business model of the internet. Here's how.
VC Is Changing As 20-Somethings Manage Millions. In a trend that turns the established venture capital dynamic on its head, the investors backing the Bay Area’s early-stage tech startups increasingly are 20-somethings with little more than college credits, internships or a few years of work experience under their belts.
China’s Tech Warlords Eye Southeast Asia. Isaac Ho, founder at Venturecraft Group, and several investors were watching a pitch from a cancer-detection startup in Singapore when one of the Chinese billionaires present got up and, without a word, scrawled "Speed x Market Share" in Chinese characters on a whiteboard.
Private Equity Is Family Offices’ Biggest Investment: Study. Private equity makes up an average 21% of a family office portfolio, a higher proportion than any other asset class, according to a new study.
Trusted Insight’s New Book Dives Into Top Institutional Investor Psyche. Trusted Insight is pleased to announce the publication of Inside The World's Top Institutional Investment Offices: Conversations With 80 Institutional Investors, a book written by Trusted Insight staff and forwarded by tenured endowment investor Lawrence E. Kochard, CEO and chief investment officer of the University Of Virginia Investment Management Company.
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