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10 Most Important Reads Of The Week - March 31, 2017

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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.

How We’re Positioning For Impending Inflation | Exclusive Q&A With CIO Chris Halaska, Memorial Hermann Health System

Chris Halaska is a senior vice president and chief investment officer at Memorial Hermann Health System. In this interview, he discusses his insights on finding opportunities in the already crowded real assets and real estate space, as well as his strategy in addressing the high management fee challenge in private equity and hedge funds.

The Top 20 Venture Capitalists Worldwide. These 20 venture capitalists – the investors who unearth the tiny start-ups that turn into tomorrow’s behemoths – are on the winningest streaks. 

Hedge Fund Partner Associated With Bernie Madoff Plunged To His Death In Apparent Suicide. A Paulson & Co. partner that once worked for Bernie Madoff feeder fund plunged to his death in an apparent suicide.

Q1 2017 Liquidity Watch List: 5 Startups Where LPs Likely To See An Exit. Two companies highlighted in the October 2016 edition of The Liquidity Watch List have already achieved exits with two other featured companies currently undergoing the IPO process. Appdynamics, which was about to IPO in January 2017, was snapped up by Cisco in a last-minute acquisition just 24 hours before its entrance to the public markets. 

Walkout For Private Prison Divestment Disrupts Princeton University. Today was the first time the University has specifically stated that it does not have holdings in private prisons; the University normally does not discuss what PRINCO, the firm that manages the endowment, invests in. 

From Efficient Market Theory To A 100% Active Management Portfolio | Exclusive Q&A: Michael Odlum, CIO, Northwell Health
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Since September 2011, Michael Odlum has headed the treasury group at Northwell Health. Odlum has served in various investment management leadership positions over a more than 30-year career. In this interview, Odlum discusses the primary risk factors in the markets today, how his background as an asset manager helps him identify those risks and offers an outlook for the future of hospital investment offices as an industry.

Why A Former Navy Secretary Just Joined Google Ventures. GV, the venture capital arm of Alphabet, has added four new advisors to its stable: Craig Kornblau, former president of Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Guillaume Le Cunff, president of Nespresso USA, Sanyin Siang, the executive director of the Coach K Center on Leadership & Ethics at Duke, and former Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus. 

3 Charts That Show Why Commercial Real Estate Could Be The Next 'Big Short'. A small but growing group of hedge funds are positioning themselves to profit from the collapse of the real estate market. Sounds like 2007? But this time, hedge funds (along with Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley) aren’t targeting subprime mortgages—they’re going after commercial real estate. 

University of California Shifts Assets from Public to Private Equity. The University of California has proposed reweighting the asset allocation of its general endowment pool by slashing its holdings in public equity, while boosting its investment in private equity. 

Harvard Management Company Will Invest At Least $300M To Spun-Off Hedge Fund. Months after announcing it would radically revise its investment strategy by the end of the fiscal year, Harvard Management Company will invest at least $300 million into a hedge fund formed by some of its former money managers.