Month: May 2020

May 31, 2020
Clarke Futch – Healthcare Royalty Partners (FM.20)
Clarke Futch is a co-founder, Managing Partner and Chairman of the Investment Committee at Healthcare Royalty Partners, an investment firm that purchases royalties and uses debt-like instruments to generate non-correlated return streams from biopharmaceutical assets. The firm is a leader in the space and has invested over $3 billion in 70 investments since its founding […]
May 31, 2020
Capital Allocators Monthly - May 2020
Announcements and Gratitudes * First Meeting Private Podcasts Drop me an email if you’re interested in learning more. For a sample of the output, check out the First Meeting interview with FM First China. Uptake has been great so far - mostly with $2B-$25B firms that have geographic or time constraints. * Feedback on the podcast One avid […]
May 28, 2020
Calculating the Value of a Startup
Most investors spend time evaluating a startup, determining its value and potential, before investing in a round. Employees that are joining a startup should also do their own due diligence to figure out the worth of their compensation. [Professor Ilya A.] Strebulaev says using reported valuations can mislead employees, because those figures are based on […]
May 24, 2020
Brett Jefferson – Capturing Inefficiencies in Structured Credit at Hildene Capital Management (FM.19)
Brought to you by: Context 365 | Brett Jefferson is the President and Co-CIO of Hildene Capital Management, an asset manager he founded in 2008 that oversees $9 billion in structured credit strategies and was listed in Barron’s Top 100 Annual Hedge Funds ranking for six consecutive years. Our conversation starts with Brett’s education, in […]
May 21, 2020
Benefits of Diversification at Yale Endowment
The Yale Model has survived past market crisis because of diversification. More than likely it will survive this pandemic. Just as roaring bull markets encourage diversification skeptics, so do acute financial panics. Based on the substantial decline in Yale’s Endowment during the 2008 financial crisis, some observers questioned the University’s diversified, equity-oriented approach. Particular criticism […]
May 18, 2020
Top 10 Best Investing Podcasts
Capital Allocators found itself in familiar territory alongside Ted's favorite investing podcasts in Value Walk's ranking of the Top 10 Best Investing Podcasts of 2020
May 17, 2020
Daylian Cain – Master Class in Negotiations (EP.138)
Brought to you by: Context 365 and Northern Trust Front Office Solutions | Daylian Cain is a Senior Lecturer in Negotiations, Leadership and Ethics at the Yale University School of Management. His research focuses on “judgment and decision-making” and “behavioral business ethics.” In other words, he studies the reasons why smart people do dumb things.  Daylian […]
May 14, 2020
Research on Performance at Nonprofit Endowments
When it comes to investment management fees, you don't necessarily get what you paid for. One of our key findings is that higher fees are negatively related to net investment returns. Organizations that manage their endowment funds on their own earn lower net investment returns compared to those using advisors. Organizations that use advisors and […]
May 10, 2020
Laurence Siegel – Current Myths and Long-Term Optimism (EP.137)
Brought to you by: Context 365, Northern Trust Front Office Solutions, and Atom Finance | Larry Siegel is the Gary Brinson director of research at the CFA Institute Research Foundation and an independent consultant, writer and speaker. Before his “retirement”, he spent fifteen years as the head of research at the Ford Foundation and a […]
May 7, 2020
Surviving a Pandemic at Princeton Endowment
University President Chris Eisgruber wrote about the endowment in a letter to the Princeton community that was published this week. Princeton is blessed to have an exceptional endowment, built up through the generosity of our donors, leveraged by the impact of Annual Giving, and sustained over time by the careful stewardship and disciplined spending policies […]
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