Month: November 2019

November 27, 2019
Job Duties at Stanford Endowment
What are the responsibilities of a Managing Director of Operations inside an endowment? Directly and/or through his/her team, manage the following areas including (but not limited to): Strategic Leadership: Contribute to the development of SMC's strategic goals and objectives as well as overall management of the organization. Maintain continuous lines of communication, keeping the CEO […]
November 26, 2019
Governments Using Structural Ambidexterity to Innovate
My latest paper (with the very good Dr. Caroline Nowacki) is about something the world needs a lot more of: government innovation! Ambidexterity in government: The influence of different types of legitimacy on innovation, Research Policy Ashby Monk (@sovereignfund)
November 25, 2019
Swedish Pension Fund CEO Dismissed
A strange end for an otherwise very well regarded pension fund CEO. AP1 CEO Out After Allegedly Violating Trading Policy, Institutional Investor Ashby Monk (@sovereignfund)
November 24, 2019
Drew Dickson – Blending Behavior and Fundamentals at Albert Bridge Capital (First Meeting, EP.13)
Brought to you by: Top Traders Unplugged Podcast and Northern Trust Front Office Solutions | Drew Dickson is the founder of Albert Bridge Capital, and CIO of the Alpha Europe funds, where he manages $350 million in European equities. Our conversation covers Drew’s early career across the Chicago school, Fidelity and Och-Ziff, and his perch […]
November 21, 2019
Hewlett Foundation CIO Ana Marshall on Due Diligence
Earlier this year the CIO at the Hewlett foundation was asked about their manager selection process. At the end of the day, we hire managers that we believe can generate superior and consistent performance. When we do our due diligence, we spend a great deal of time on the firm. On philosophy, the strategy of […]
November 20, 2019
Penn CIO Peter Ammon on Rare Investment Trait
You have to be a certain kind of investor to manage money for Penn. Investing is incredibly competitive — there are a lot of smart investors around the world looking for opportunities. To earn outsized risk-adjusted returns, investors have to have a differentiated view of an investment and believe that it is mispriced in the […]
November 19, 2019
Private Capital Smoothness
Private capital is smooooooth. Investors should beware the smoothness of private capital returns, Financial Times Ashby Monk (@sovereignfund)
November 18, 2019
UK Pension to Monitor Costs
This should be standard pension fund practice. LGPS appoints tech firm to monitor investment costs and charges, Investment & Pensions Europe Ashby Monk (@sovereignfund)
November 17, 2019
Steve Rattner – Overseeing Michael Bloomberg’s Family Office (EP.113)
Brought to you by: Canoe Intelligence and Colmore | Steve Rattner is the Chairman and CEO of Willett Advisors, which invests former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s personal and philanthropic assets.  Steve’s career has ranged from a journalist for the New York Times to investment banking at Lehman Brothers, Morgan Stanley and Lazard Freres, to […]
November 14, 2019
Caltech $750 Million Wonderful Gift
The school received a gift from the owners of The Wonderful Company. Mr. and Mrs. Resnick previously contributed nearly $38 million to Caltech, the university said. About $100 million of the new $750 million donation will go toward construction of a building called the Resnick Sustainability Resource Center. An additional $250 million will finance research […]
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