It has been an eventful week, and it's easy to fall behind. Here are the 10 most important reads of the week.
The 3 Things VCs Want From LPs: SaaStr's Jason Lemkin | Podcast. Jason Lemkin is the Founder at SaaStr, now with the $70 million SaaStr Fund, Jason has paved the way for the new wave of VC in what I describe the "platformification of VC." Jason has led or sourced the first VC investment in some of the fastest growing SaaS companies of today with the likes of Algolia, TalkDesk, Rainforest QA and PipeDrive.
Hidden Among High Valuations, Niche Real Estate Opportunities Abound | Exclusive Q&A With Caixia Ziegler, Ford Foundation. Caixia Ziegler is an associate director and the head of real estate at Ford Foundation. She was named on Trusted Insight’s 2016 Top 30 LPs Investing In Real Assets & Real Estate annd shared her insights of the foundation's real estate investment.
A Bumper Year For Family Offices. The link between the number of billionaires and the number of family offices is a strong one. So, the fact that Forbes has just announced the number of billionaires has increased by 233 to 2,043 in the space of year means it’s pretty safe to say the number of single-family offices has also risen.
University of California Fund To Double Private-Equity Holdings. The University of California plans to double the endowment's investments in private equity and trim stock holdings, the latest move as it tries to improve performance.
From Lawyer To Institutional Investor | Exclusive Q&A With Kathleen Browne, Managing Director Of Wellesley College. Kathleen Browne is the managing director at Wellesley College. In this interview, she discusses her career transition from engineering to law to investment. She also talks about the investment strategy at Wellesley College endowment, where she manages investments across all asset classes, and her insights on opportunities in real estate, in particular.
Why India Continues To Look Optimistic For PE/VC Funds. India has recently assumed the mantle of the fastest growing major economy in the world, and has witnessed a surging interest from both financial and strategic investors. The factors that have made India attractive are only gaining in strength, ensuring that it continues to be among the most sought after investment destinations.
Observations On The Evolution Of Private Equity | Video. A panel of private equity investors discuss the how private equity has evolved in the past 30 years.
More Hedge Funds Shut Last Year Than Any Time Since The 2008 Crisis. Though assets managed by the industry rose slightly to $3.02 trillion during 2016, at the end of the year there were 9,893 funds managing that cash, including funds of hedge funds -- the fewest since 2012.
Seth Klarman – Value Investing Doesn’t Apply Only To U.S. Companies. One of our favorite investors here at The Acquirer's Multiple -- Stock Screener is Seth Klarman. Klarman is a value investing legend who runs The Baupost Group, one of the largest hedge funds in the U.S.
America’s Infrastructure Shortfall Could Be An Investor’s Best Friend. This gap has "a cascading impact on our nation's economy," as the ASCE puts it. If nothing changes in terms of infrastructure spending, U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) could lose up to $4 trillion by 2025.