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10 Most Important Reads Of The Week - Oct 3, 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.


Why Early-Stage VCs Are Set To Deliver Outstanding Returns - Q&A With Garry Tan, Initialized Capital | Video (22:59)

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In the inaugural episode of TrustedTalks, Trusted Insight speaks with Garry Tan, former partner at Y Combinator and currently managing director at Initialized Capital, about investing in early-stage startups. Garry discusses founder-led venture capital firms, the inflation of Series A check sizes and why he bets on great people, not great companies.


Cornell Endowment Posts 3.3% Loss, Worst Among Ivies So Far

University is planning to move its investment office to Manhattan to try and attract professionals unwilling to locate to the upstate campus in Ithaca. Read more »


Exclusive Q&A: DeAnne Mannion, Lead Portfolio Manager, Ohio Public Employees Retirement System

DeAnne Mannion is the lead portfolio manager at Ohio Public Employees Retirement System, or OPERS, where she oversees $40 billion worth of assets, including hedge funds, non-U.S. and U.S. equity, emerging market debt, U.S. and global high yield. Ms. Mannion was recently named on Trusted Insight's Top 30 Women Rising Stars In Institutional Investing. Read more »


Harvard’s $35.7B Endowment Names Nirmal Narvekar CEO

Harvard University named Nirmal P. "Narv" Narvekar to head its $35.7 billion endowment as the school struggles to get investment performance on track at the largest fund in higher education. Narvekar, 54, who has been the CEO of Columbia University's $9.6 billion fund since 2002, will assume the role of president and chief executive officer at Harvard Management Co. on Dec. 5. Read more »


Why Only 30% Families Have Any Wealth Left By The Third Generation | Video

American family businesses are not what they used to be. Daisy Medici, managing director of Genspring Family Office, sums up her presentation at the the 2016 Private Wealth Management Summit to highlight key factors in smooth family successions. Read more »


Exclusive Q&A: Megan Loehner, Director Of Investments, Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System

Megan Loehner is the director of investments for the Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System (MOLAGERS) focusing on all aspects of portfolio management. In this interview Loehner discusses how an investment team of two vets private market assets, the challenges of working within the often misunderstood pension fund industry and MOLAGERS strategy for recruiting talent. Read more »


China's Richest Man Warns On Real Estate Bubble

China's richest man, real estate magnate Wang Jianlin, has warned the country's property market is the "biggest bubble in history" - the latest alarm bell to be sounded on the world's second largest economy. Read more »


Property Tycoon Dies At 91, Leaves $15B Fortune

The founder of one of Asia's largest property empires passed away last week leaving behind a $15 billion fortune gathered over nearly 50 years in the region's real estate industry. Read more »


Marc Andreessen: Secondaries, Pulling The Plug, More

Marc Andreessen is interviewed by StrictlyVC founder (and TC Silicon Valley Editor) Connie Loizos about Twitter, the culture of Silicon Valley, and his venture firm more specifically. Read more »


Pension Fund Looks To Africa For Outsized Investment Returns

The Executive Director of the Chicago Teachers' Pension Fund is looking to Africa for investment opportunities. Chuck Burbridge attended an African investment summit at the Nasdaq to learn more about potential opportunities in the continent, saying he believes he could see double-digit returns on investments made there. Read more »


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