Month: August 2019

August 29, 2019
Dean Takahashi to Leave Yale Endowment
If Warren Buffett could not have built Berkshire without Charlie Munger, the same could be said of David Swensen and Dean Takahashi. Many consider Swensen and Yale to be the greatest CIO and institutional fund in history. Its success has changed the face of nonprofit investing, particularly in the United States. Investors who trained under […]
August 28, 2019
Germany's Pension Reserve Fund to Follow UN's PRI
I've done over 12,000 tweets, and I think this is the first time I've done one on Germany's pension reserve funds. Hopefully this means they are ready to engage in global debates! Could be a great source of insight that's been - to my ears - totally silent. German state signs PRI as Frankfurt eyes […]
August 27, 2019
How Sovereign Development Funds Make Money
This article Caroline Nowacki and I did this year could just as easily be titled, "How Sovereign Development Funds Actually Do Development and Make Money At The Same Time". Bridging Institutional Logics to Lead Regional Development: The Case of Khazanah in Iskandar Malaysia, SSRN Ashby Monk (@sovereignfund)
August 26, 2019
Texas Teachers to Open Overseas Office in Singapore
Texas Teachers is setting up another overseas office; this one in Singapore. Asia Digest: Australia sets up wine industry accelerator; Texas Teachers to set up SG office, DEALSTREETASIA Ashby Monk (@sovereignfund)
August 25, 2019
Eric Ries – Lean Start-Ups and the Long-Term Stock Exchange (EP.107)
 Eric Ries is the founder and CEO of LTSE, the company that is affiliated with the SEC-approved Long-Term Stock Exchange, which seeks to build a new relationship between companies that are built to last and the stakeholders who believe in them. Eric is an entrepreneur who created the Lean Startup methodology and wrote the New York […]
August 22, 2019
New Team and New Office at Cornell Endowment
After reporting its endowment results last year, the school shared what changes they were making. Over the last year, the Office of University Investments made several changes to its portfolio strategy and management, including revamping its benchmarks, strategic asset allocation, managerial lineup, operational capabilities and informational systems. These efforts are intended to boost performance over […]
August 21, 2019
Return Expectations at America's Public Pensions
Just realized that, 30 Years ago, when everybody thought using 8% expected return targets to discount public pension liabilities was a good idea, US treasuries were above 8%. America’s Public Pensions Are Stuck In The Clouds, The Wall Street Journal Ashby Monk (@sovereignfund)
August 20, 2019
Farting Cows and Climate Change
Guys. There are apparently new cows that don't fart as much because climate change. Climate-friendly cows take the wind out of their diet, The Australian Ashby Monk (@sovereignfund)
August 19, 2019
Canadian Pension Plans Active in Infrastructure
For normal not weirdo pension people like me and probably you, it must really be strange that 10 or so pension plans from Canada are so active in the global infrastructure marketplace. Why are Canadian funds placing India bets?, Livemint Ashby Monk (@sovereignfund)
August 17, 2019
David Druley – Structure into Action at Cambridge Associates (EP. 106)
Brought to you by: Barings Streaming Income Podcast |  David Druley is the CEO of Cambridge Associates, a global investment firm that works with premier institutional investors and family offices to manage custom investment portfolios that aim to generate outperformance so they can maximize their impact on the world. David works with Cambridge’s leaders […]
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