In the United States, the ten largest university endowments manage a total of $177 billion in assets (close to a third of the national total). The ten largest endowments, eight of which manage greater than $10 billion in assets, like-mindedly have a stronger preference in alternative assets.
Last week, Trusted Insight chronicled Hong Kong’s old-money single-family offices, firms that manage wealth for household names such as Li Ka-Shing and Chow Tai Fook Jewelry. This week, we are looking at a different, yet equally important, group of family offices in Hong Kong: the new players.
Two major events shook the Indian equity markets earlier this week: The Indian government's demonetization of high-value notes and the surprising outcome of the U.S. Presidential Election. Rahul Bhasin, CEO and managing partner at Baring Private Equity Partners India, discussed the impact of these events on India in general and on Baring India’s investments during an interview with NDTV, one of India's leading news channels. Mr. Bhasin says the move to crack down on black money is a very positive step in the long run, as it will create an advantage for organised players versus unorganised players.
Institutional investors had a busy month changing jobs. In this inaugural monthly roundup of people moves, Trusted Insight highlights the ten most noteworthy hires at sovereign wealth funds, pension funds and renowned asset management firms. Here are ten notable LPs and GPs who changed firms in October: