Tag: Sovereign Wealth Fund

September 10, 2019
Racial Bias as Systemic Risk
The better fund managers of color perform, the more racial bias they face. A good article describing our recent research. The Brief: Racial bias as systemic risk, Adobe Capital’s $30 million close, KKR’s $1 billion raise, loans for Indian agtech, neurodiverse employment opportunities, ImpactAlpha Ashby Monk (@sovereignfund)
September 9, 2019
Racial Bias in Institutional Investing
Racial bias exists in our system of institutional investment, says a new paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (that I co-authored). The paper reveals the findings of a 2.5 year study (secret project) with collaborators across Stanford and industry. In short, we find that a manager's racial background influences the investment judgments […]
September 4, 2019
Climate Risks Are Investment Risks
For any long-term investor, climate risks ARE investment risks. Big Money Starts to Dump Stocks That Pose Climate Risks, Bloomberg Ashby Monk (@sovereignfund)
September 3, 2019
Malta's Sovereign Wealth Fund Investing Locally
Malta's sovereign fund expects its assets could top $1bn, with 70% focused on investing in the local development of the economy. Malta’s Sovereign Wealth Fund Investing in the Economy of Tomorrow, South EU Summit Ashby Monk (@sovereignfund)
September 2, 2019
Mubadala Expanding Investments
Mubadala is expanding its investment activities into medtech, pharma and agribusinesses. Mubadala Spends $19 Billion as Fund Expands Into New Industries, Bloomberg Ashby Monk (@sovereignfund)
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 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)

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