Hear asset allocators discuss why they don't have exposure to P2P lending investments; why P2P lending could one day be a competitor to traditional asset-backed securities; and the importance of sound credit underwriting. Panelists include: David Barcus, director of investments, Denison University; Eric Kirsch, global chief investment officer, Aflac; Rodney Overcash, investment director, Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies. Neal Graziano moderated.
In this video, institutional investors discuss the state of the private debt space; the differences in their investment approach; and why certain companies view insurers as a natural source of capital. Panelists include: David Barcus, director of investments, Denison University; Eric Kirsch, global chief investment officer, Aflac; Rodney Overcash, investment director, Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies. Neal Graziano moderated.
In this video, LPs discuss their formal and informal approach to implementing diversity; the lack of females in the ranks of hedge funds; and establishing more direct relationships in the Asian and European market. Panelists include: Jonathan Hook, chief investment officer, Harry and Janet Weinberg Foundation; Pamela Campbell, managing director of hedged strategies, Washington University in St. Louis; Dan Parker, deputy chief investment officer, Texas Tech University. Elaine Orr moderated.
A structural shift is happening in how institutional investors approach hedge funds. Technology plays an increasingly important role in hedged strategies, and institutions are looking to newer, hungrier managers for long-term partnership. Panelists include: Jonathan Hook, chief investment officer, Harry and Janet Weinberg Foundation; Pamela Campbell, managing director of hedged strategies, Washington University in St. Louis; Dan Parker, deputy chief investment officer, Texas Tech University. Elaine Orr moderated.
Hear how a group of foundation and endowment investment professionals structure their hedge fund portfolios, how they educate their boards of the importance of hedge funds and their thoughts on hedge fund fee structures.
Economic growth and the potential for outsize returns in emerging markets appeal to investors, but lagging or absent regulations are a major concern. While unpredictable policies can create a complicated investing environment, the hands-off gesture by governments has provided room for free trade and growth unseen in developed countries. <br /> <br /> In part three of Trusted Insight's Emerging Markets panel, experienced LPs investing in emerging markets discuss how they navigate this complex water. They also answered questions from the audience.
China's growing middle class, shifting demographics and the rise of technology-driven consumerism has made the country ripe for investment. At the same time, China's economy is slowing and could see a pullback. Here's how institutional investors are positioning themselves in this unique market. Panelists include: Janet Devinney, investment director, Kamehameha Schools; Alan Chang, partner and managing director, Capricorn Investment Partners; Jon Nieman, head of private equity, Saudi Aramco; and Seungha Ku, head of offshore private equity, CreditEase. This panel was moderated by Melissa Guzy, managing partner at Arbor ventures and took place on June 14, 2017 at Trusted Insight’s inaugural Alpha Conference.
Emerging markets take a sizable chunk of institutional capital from developed countries. But as domestic private equity has been providing steady returns, is the risk of going into emerging markets still worthwhile? While some warn that investors should be careful betting on emerging markets, others argue investors need a little patience and a "buy-and-build" approach. In part three of Trusted Insight's private equity panel, investors discuss their experience and observations on emerging market investing. The panelists also answered questions from the audience.
Private equity was the best performing asset class in 2016, while the standard 2-and-20 fee structure has come under fire. LPs are comfortable paying top dollar for long-term partnerships with top-quartile performers, but should the same structure be applied to every manager? If not, which fee models are taking its place? Investors from top-tier institutions share their thoughts on the matter. Panelists include Dale Hunt, managing director at Ascension Investment Management; John Heneghan, investor at Equity Group Investment, a single-family office; Tristram Perkins, managing director of Neuberger Berman; and Josh Stern, director at Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The panel was taped during Trusted Insight’s Alpha Conference in San Francisco on Jun. 14, 2017.
While Chinese investors have bought real estate and other hard assets in the United States, Europe and Australia at unprecedented rates, a small cohort of players dominate the Chinese venture capital markets. Is there room for other players in markets dominated by Alibaba, Baidu, Tencent and JD? An esteemed group of institutional investors offer their take.