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December 06, 2017

Larry Johnson Says Goodbye To Idaho Endowment | Exclusive Q&A

Larry Johnson has been manager of investments at Idaho Endowment Fund Investment Board since 2005, where he manages over $2 billion in assets. In this interview, Johnson discusses how his investment style differs from the herd, the key lessons he's learned during his three decade career, as well as what new investor should keep in mind when entering the market.
Read by 51% of LPs 8 minutes ago

In Dordogne Idyll, Brits Unimpressed With Brexit Talks

EYMET, France (Reuters) - Britain's prime minister may be hailing "a new sense of optimism" in Brexit talks. But David and Iona Stent, who sold their English home three years ago to start anew in the sun-kissed vineyards of France's Dordogne, are having none of it.
Read by 35% of LPs 8 minutes ago And White Ops Partner To Combat Bot Fraud

BURLINGTON, Vt., Dec. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --, a Cox Automotive brand, and White Ops, the market leader in automated threat prevention, have announced a partnership to combat advertising fraud that will enable a superior return on investment for automotive industry...
Read by 61% of LPs 30 minutes ago

Indian Real Estate To Attract Institutional Investors

India's real estate sector will see inflow of institutional investment including from foreign players over the next five to ten years, said CBRE India and Southeast Asia Chairman Anshuman Magazine.
Read by 34% of LPs 1 hour, 8 minutes ago

Affirm Raises Another $200 Million, With Investment From Singapore's Gic

Affirm, which offers instant loans for online purchases, said on Monday it has raised another $200 million in equity. : Affirm, which offers instant loans for online purchases, said on Monday it has raised another $200 million in equity. The San Francisco-based company's Series E funding round was led by Singapore's sovereign wealth fund GIC. It also had participation from Khosla Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Founders Fund, Spark Capital, Caffeinated Capital, Ribbit Capital and others. The latest round brings its total equity funding to $450 million.
Read by 59% of LPs 1 hour, 8 minutes ago

Semper Capital Management Honored In Pensions & Investments Best Places To Work In Money Management

NEW YORK, Dec. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Semper Capital Management, a private, veteran-owned, and minority-owned boutique fixed income investment manager based in New York, announced today that the firm has been recognized as one of industry's top places to work in the 2017 Pensions &...
Read by 50% of LPs 1 hour, 38 minutes ago

Lending Startup Affirm Valued At $1.8b In Latest Financing Round

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Silicon Valley lending startup Affirm said on Monday it has raised $200 million in a fresh round of funding, boosting prospects as the firm aims to go after the market for millennial shoppers needing loans.
Read by 77% of LPs 2 hours, 8 minutes ago

Gresham House Co-investment Portal Targets Private Asset Transparency | News | Ipe

Online investor portal seeks to formalise co-investment process, improve private assets reporting. : A hallmark of Norway's sovereign wealth fund has been its transparency. But Norway has also felt the need to tread cautiously when it comes to the fund's investment policy It is insufficiently recognised just how much the pendulum has swung against Silicon Valley in recent years.
Read by 36% of LPs 4 hours, 8 minutes ago

PE, VC Investments Touch $3B In Nov.

Private equity and venture capital (PE/VC) investments touched $2.9 billion across 56 deals in November, driven by big ticket transactions and the momentum is likely to continue further, says an EY report.
Read by 78% of LPs 4 hours, 38 minutes ago

Softbank Investor Lydia Jett Steps Down From Snapdeal Board

Lydia Jett, Investor - Consumer Internet and ecommerce at Softbank Vision Fund, has reportedly stepped down from the Snapdeal board. Taking her place on the board is Saurabh Jalan, an Investment Professional at Softbank Group US. The development comes nearly seven months after Lydia joined the Snapdeal board as an Additional Director on March 30. [...] The post Softbank Investor Lydia Jett Steps Down From Snapdeal Board appeared first on Inc42 Media.
Read by 76% of LPs 5 hours, 8 minutes ago

Fund Managers' Great 2017 Comeback Almost Blew Up

For most of the year, trouncing the crowd in equities meant sitting on your technology stocks and waiting for the clock to run out. Over two weeks starting in late November, money managers on Wall Street got a reminder of how tough that wait can be. While you can't tell from the Dow Jones Industrial Average, mutual funds just endured their roughest stretch of 2017, with nerves tested by an industry rotation that punished beloved picks while lifting everything they hate. Managers watched leads over benchmarks evaporate then miraculously recover, as the market's placid surface finally broke.
Read by 36% of LPs