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10 Most Important Reads Of The Week - Nov 4, 2016

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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.

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Will Harvard's Record $1.2B Donations Offset Endowment Losses?

The fundraising total, the second-largest ever in higher education and the biggest for Harvard, demonstrates the concentration of wealth at American colleges. Is it enough to offset HMC's 2 percent loss? Read more

The 2016 Perspective On Endowment Investment Model

What is the endowment investment model? We think it a reasonable and useful question, even if the Endowment Model is taking its slings and arrows. Read more

China's Biggest Down Rounds That Cost Investors Dearly

Since 2015, 92 companies globally have raised capital or were sold at a lower valuation in major transactions, in what venture circles call down rounds or down exits. Read more

Brevan Howard - Hedge Fund Industry Giant - Is Rapidly Shrinking

Investors in Brevan Howard, one of the hedge fund industry's biggest names, are asking for their money back. Read more

MIT Dedicates $150M, Launches Startup Accelerator To Tackle The World's Biggest Challenges

The university said on Wednesday it will invest $150 million in startups developing technology breakthroughs in expensive, time-intensive areas such as clean energy, climate change, nuclear power and clean water. Read more

Harvard Management Company Invests In New Zealand Dairy Farm

Prestigious Ivy League university Harvard has expanded its dairy holdings in New Zealand now that the Overseas Investment Office (OIO) has approved the sale of 143 hectares in Central Otago for $1.3 million. Read more

Why Pension Funds Shouldn’t Buy Infrastructure

“Illusory” risk-return profiles and a lack of quality supply seriously detracts from the attractiveness of the asset class, argues Deutsche Bank. Read more

PwC Partner Overlooked Venture Fund Fees: SEC

A PricewaterhouseCoopers audit partner failed to scrutinize millions of dollars taken from a venture capital fund under the guise of "advanced management fees," the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said in a complaint on Monday. Read more

Ten Family Businesses With Family Offices

Many of them started out as embedded family offices - part of the operational business - before being set up as individual entities. Read more

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