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scmp.com November 04, 2018

Why Southeast Asia Appeals To PE Firms, Venture Funds

Private equity investors are taking a fresh look at Southeast Asia as the US-China trade war threatens to shake up the global supply chain. Valuations of companies have been rising this year as investors anticipate that manufacturers may shift parts of their production out of China.
Read by 67% of LPs

reuters.com September 02, 2018

Saudi Sovereign Fund Appoints Ex-CEO Of Dow Chemical As Special Adviser

Saudi Arabia's sovereign fund has named Andrew Liveris, the former chairman and chief executive of Dow Chemical, as a special adviser, in its highest-profile appointment of any global manufacturing executive.
Read by 57% of LPs

youtube.com July 17, 2018

Global Venture Activity, Hubs On The Rise | Distinguished CIO Panel, Part 1

In part one of the "Distinguished CIO" panel at Trusted Insight's 2018 Machine Learning Summit, chief investment officers from a university endowment and prominent foundations discussed the challenges faced in today's persistent low-return environment, the reason they are avoiding dedicated crypto funds and why they are keeping a close eye on emerging venture hubs around the world. Panelists include Stuart Mason, CIO of the University of Minnesota; Jonathan Hook, CIO of The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation; and Tim Recker, CIO of The James Irvine Foundation. The panel was recorded on Jun. 14th, 2018 in San Francisco, CA.
Read by 66% of LPs

cnbc.com March 20, 2018

Sequoia Is Building A $12B War Chest After SoftBank Raises Stakes

The venture capital firm known for early bets on everything from Apple and Google to WhatsApp and Dropbox, is setting a high bar to get into its upcoming global growth fund, $250 million. That's the minimum check size required for limited partners to participate in the fund, which is aiming to raise up to $8 billion.
Read by 48% of LPs

prnewswire.com March 14, 2018

Carleton College Names BlackRock's Deshler As CIO

Carleton College is pleased to name Kelsey Deshler as its new chief investment officer (CIO). Deshler was most recently global head of manager research at BlackRock in New York City. She will relocate to Minnesota and join Carleton in late March.
Read by 79% of LPs

bloomberg.com March 13, 2018

Passive Bond Funds Rewarding Debt Danger Stability, Says BIS

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) sees rising debt issuance as potentially destabilizing for global markets, and points to a curious suspect, index funds. The BIS warned that borrowers may be tempted to ignore the interests of their bondholders and take on additional leverage to meet demand from index trackers, according to a report issued.
Read by 54% of LPs

bloomberg.com February 19, 2018

Equities Are 'Back On Track:' BlackRock

Isabelle Mateos y Lago, global chief multi-asset strategist at BlackRock Investment Institute, talks about why there's a very strong environment for equities and why inflation is higher in a "healthy way."
Read by 53% of LPs

bloomberg.com February 15, 2018

Low-Carbon Investing Is Growing: Europe's Largest Asset Manager

Investors may not know how to solve climate change, but low-carbon indexes are growing as a way to start managing the portfolio risks associated with a warming planet, according to Fred Samama, deputy global head of institutional clients at Amundi Asset Management, Europe’s largest asset manager overseeing $1.7 trillion. 
Read by 75% of LPs

bloomberg.com February 07, 2018

Global Debt May Contain Seeds Of Next Financial Crisis

A buildup of debt needs to be more closely monitored to ensure it doesn't spark the next financial crisis, according to former Bank of England Governor Mervyn King. "The areas of weakness in the current system are really focused on the amount of debt that exists, not just in the U.S. and U.K. but across the world," he said on Bloomberg Radio.
Read by 68% of LPs

bloomberg.com January 29, 2018

Bitcoin 'Not An Investable Asset Class,' Says BlackRock

Isabelle Mateos Y Lago, global chief multi-asset strategist at BlackRock Investment Institute, says Bitcoin isn't investable "at this stage." She discusses the many issues that are associated with bitcoin and why they're still keeping a close eye on it.
Read by 55% of LPs