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10 Most Important Reads Of The Week - May 19, 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.

'Squeezing Out Alpha' From Alternative Assets | Exclusive Q&A With Kurt Hoddinott, Senior Investment Manager, General Mills. Kurt Hoddinott has worked at General Mills for 18 years, and he is experienced with equity, private equity, fixed income, stable value, real estate and energy portfolios. In this interview, Hoddinott discusses the challenges of investing in current markets, the keys to General Mills strong annual performance and the benefits of rebalancing when “there isn’t anything that’s a glaring opportunity.”

Ray Dalio: The ‘Magnitude’ Of The Next Downturn Will Be Epic. Bridgewater Associates's Ray Dalio has some good news for Wall Street investors, and some bad news.

Ultra-Rich Investors Shift To Real Estate | Video. Founder of Tiger 21, a high net worth investment advisor, explains why real estate is the preferred asset class of wealthy individuals and families.

Steve Cohen Hires CIA VC Investors, Opens Palo Alto Office. Billionaire Steve Cohen has opened a Palo Alto office to invest in early-stage companies focused on big data and machine learning, and he has hired two people who invested on behalf of the CIA.

Strapped Pension Funds, And The Hefty Investment Fees They Pay. By investing in private equity and hedge funds, pension overseers pay money to Wall Street that should be going to retirees.

6 Tips To Become Chief Investment Officer, From CIOs. Trusted Insight asked the CIOs for the secret to success and what junior investors should know to one day hold ultimate investment authority at a multi-billion-dollar institution. Presenting the valuable lessons that helped ambitious investors ascend to the role of chief investment officer.

Ex-NYC Pension CIO Seek $500M To Seed Minority-Led Hedge Funds. A former chief investment officer of New York City's pension plans is seeking $500 million to help women- and minority-led hedge funds get off the ground.

Lessons Learned In Partnering With Billionaire Marc Andreessen. It's hard to be more impressive than Gina Bianchini. She has a stellar resume: her undergraduate and MBA degrees are from Stanford, she's worked at Goldman Sachs and she has launched multiple successful companies. But if anyone can measure up, it's her former co-founder Marc Andreessen.

In A Novel Approach, Bain Capital Ventures To Fund ‘Angel’ Investors. A well-known Silicon Valley venture capital firm is taking an unusual approach to technology investing by giving millions of dollars to other investors, rather than to startups themselves.

Harvard Paid Former Endowment Chief Blyth $14.9M In 2015. Harvard University disclosed Friday that former investment chief Stephen Blyth received $14.9 million in 2015, making him one of at least three highly compensated employees at the endowment who have left the underperforming fund.