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10 Most Important Reads Of The Week - Oct 21, 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.


Exclusive Q&A: Yup Kim, Senior Portfolio Manager, Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation

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In this interview you will learn about the structure and dynamic of Alaska Permanent Fund’s private markets team, the advantages and disadvantages of operating from Alaska and the unique ability of sovereign wealth funds, as an industry, to embody their country’s values – and potentially be hindered by them.

Ivy League Endowment Performance Loses Ground To Rest Of Pack

The playing field narrowed between returns of the eight-member Ivy League and other universities in the past two fiscal years. Schools of all sizes continued to mimic their prestigious peers by boosting their endowments with more illiquid assets such as private equity funds. Read more

Is Bill Ackman Toast?

Pershing Square, which had nearly $20 billion under management in March 2015, is down to around $11.4 billion after 18 months of massive losses in its concentrated portfolio of 11 companies, and in particular at Valeant Pharmaceuticals, where Ackman is the largest shareholder. Read more

How Kleiner Perkins Makes Venture Capital Decisions | Video

INSEAD Professor Henning Piezunka interviews Kleiner Perkins partner Randy Komisar on how venture capitalists make decisions. Read more

Harvard Said To Have Discussed Sale Of Private Equity Stakes

Harvard Management Co. has explored selling part of its private equity portfolio, people with knowledge of the matter said. Read more

Trusted Insight's Liquidity Watch List: Major VC Exits Ahead As IPO Markets Heat Up

In October, it appears the market for tech IPOs, which has been relatively frozen for much of 2016, is beginning to thaw. Following the successful IPO of Twilio in June, there has been an influx of IPO filings. Here are the top five private companies likely to see an exit by the end of 2017. Read more

Saudi Arabia, SoftBank Aim To Be World's No. 1 Tech Investor With $100B Fund

Saudi Arabia and Japan's SoftBank Group will create a technology investment fund that could grow as large as $100 billion, making it one of the world's largest private equity investors and a potential kingpin in the industry. Read more

Q3 LP Moves: CIOs Hired & Retire, Point72 Bulks Up

Some of the largest LPs in the world have had a busy third quarter. Here are 10 high-profile people moves in the LP circle that Trusted Insight covered during the third quarter of 2016: Read more

State Pension Fund Says Hedgies Must Earn Minimum Return

The state's $178.6 billion pension fund, the third-largest in the US, has privately told hedge funds in recent weeks that they must earn a minimum 10 percent annual return -- or else. Read more

A Hedge Fund Legend Is Psyched About An 'Incomprehensible' Market Opportunity

When a visionary tech investor like Art Samberg throws his weight behind a project you can bet it’s going to be something special, but when you are talking about solving the world’s energy crisis, perhaps it’s time to get really excited. Read more

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