It has been an eventful week, and it's easy to fall behind. Here are the 10 most important reads of the week.
Denison University Names New CIO. Kathleen Browne has been hired as CIO of Denison University in Granville, Ohio, to manage the liberal arts school's nearly $800 million endowment.
The 5 P’s Of Manager Selection, According To LPs. Manager selection is arguably one of the most important aspects of institutional investment. The ability to identify and partner with the best managers in the market is crucial to the performance of institutional portfolios. During Trusted Insight’s interviews with LPs at institutions of various types and sizes, they revealed the secrets of selecting the best managers.
Young Generations Shake Up Family Office Investment Policies. Second- and third-generation family business owners have different mindsets than their parents in managing family wealth. This exerts a strong influence the management structure of family offices and their investment policies.
Ackman: 2-and-20 Doesn’t Work Anymore For Hedge Funds. After two years of double-digit losses, Bill Ackman is hoping for a comeback. "I got something to prove," Ackman, the billionaire behind hedge fund Pershing Square, said.
How Ancient Chinese Wisdom Inspires This Investor’s Strategy | Exclusive Q&A With Ying Hosler, Director Of Penn State University Endowment. Ying Hosler has been with the Office of Pennsylvania State University Investment Management since September 2008. In this interview, she discusses how she and the Penn State team brought the endowment’s management in-house from external consultants in recent years and increased exposure to private and international sectors. Hosler also explains why she is dubious about the turning-to-beta trend among institutional investors.
Marc Andreessen: Tesla Cars Are Either The Next iPhone Or A 90s Mac. Tesla's detail-oriented style is similar to Apple, but the company is at a tipping point, according to famous technology investor Marc Andreessen. The two scenarios outlined by Andreessen illustrate two drastically different trajectories for Tesla's electric car business.
The Church Of England Has Better Money Managers Than Harvard. The market gods have been very kind to the Church of England. Its endowment generated a return of 17.1% in 2016, far outstripping most similar funds as well as the Dow Jones and S&P 500 indexes.
Ultra-Wealthy Investors Are Heavy On Alternatives. KKR, an investment firm, released a report on Wednesday that outlines trends in the ultra-high-net-worth market, which it considers a unique subset of individual investor clients it serves globally.
Billionaire Jonathan Gray: How Blackstone Invests In Real Estate | Video. Jonathan Gray, billionaire and head of real estate for Blackstone, discusses how he invests at Blackstone, including single family homes and where most of the profit comes from. Jonathan also talks about the economy and how he handled the financial crash in 2007.
Ethereum To Pass Bitcoin Market Cap: Fred Wilson | Video. Fred Wilson, a prominent venture capitalist who runs one of the most influential blogs in Silicon Valley and co-founded Union Square Ventures which has made early investments in companies such as Twitter, had a bold prediction to make in an interview with Bloomberg.