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COMPTROLLER LIU ANNOUNCES NEW CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER | Room Eight
"I am honored to join Comptroller Liu and his administration," Mr. Schloss said. "New York's new chief financial officer has assembled a bold team for his administration. With Comptroller Liu's leadership, we will amplify his vision and steer this City forward through these challenging times of fiscal austerity." "The City couldn't ask for someone with more experience, independence nor a higher level of integrity than Larry," said Joe L. Roby, Chairman Emeritus of Credit Suisse First Boston and former Chief Executive Officer of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ) who has known Larry ... market research, surveys and trends
Asiasons Group on A Buying Spree | Vanity Shack
The Asiasons Group, an Alternative Asset Investment and Management Group listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange (“SGX”), today ventured into the Malaysian casual dining industry with its acquisition of Chaswood Resources Sdn. Bhd. (“Chaswood”). The Asiasons Group, via its Dragonrider Opportunity Fund (DOF) entered into a sales and purchase agreement to acquire 75% of Chaswood, one of the largest multi-concept operators in the Malaysian restaurant industry. The acquisition which involved a total cash consideration of RM37.5 million will be completed by second half of 2010. An acquisition which involved a total cash consideration ... market research, surveys and trends

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Once bitten, twice not shy - China Daily - Most Recent
Few companies have had such inauspicious beginnings as  China Investment Corporation (CIC), China’s first sovereign wealth fund, backed by the world’s largest foreign exchange reserves. Seventeen months ago the $200-billion fund had a lavish inaugural ceremony in Beijing and immediately started investing in some of the hottest names on Wall Street, including $5 billion in Morgan Stanley and $3 billion in then-celebrated hedge fund Blackstone. But the investments soured and billions were lost in the global financial tsunami and questions over CIC’s operational skills mounted among the Chinese public. CIC ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Yale endowment losses and spending cuts deepen | Harvard Magazine
which had maintained a (relatively) rosy view of its prospective endowment losses and resulting spending cuts, on September 10 announced weaker than anticipated investment results for the fiscal year ended last June, and is therefore imposing broader, more draconian budget reductions. President Richard C. Levin’s announcement noted that forecasts made last December and February had anticipated a decline in endowment value from $22.9 billion as of June 30, 2008, to about $17 billion (reflecting both investment losses and Yale’s much-accelerated spending from its endowment)—a figure now revised down to approximately ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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GSC Investment Corp. Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2010 Financial ...
a business development company, today announces financial results for the fiscal fourth quarter and fiscal year ended February 28, 2010. Operating Results For the fiscal year ended February 28, 2010, GSC Investment Corp. reported net investment income of $5.7 million, or $0.54 per share. Net investment income was offset by net realized and unrealized losses on investments of $16.2 million, or $1.52 per share, resulting in a net decrease in net assets from operations of $10.5 million, or $0.99 per share. The $16.2 million net loss on investments was comprised of $9.5 million in net unrealized depreciation on investments and $6.7 ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Property, infrastructure hold up in portfolios
(Reuters) - Institutional investors are sticking with their allocations in real estate and infrastructure despite the financial downturn that has seen valuations drop in the last three years, industry heads said. At the Reuters Real Estate and Infrastructure Summit this week, senior executives said the two alternative asset classes have kept their appeal in the face of a sovereign debt crisis that has clouded the economic outlook and dented the public works program of many countries. "We are competing at the multi-asset allocation table for capital. That is reviewed on a regular basis and that has to be a global, thorough ... market trends, news research and surveys resources

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White Paper No. 39: Auditing Alternative Investments
alternative asset investment? Fourth, how were the alternatives managers identified? What up-front diligence was performed on each manager? ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Wells Fargo Alternative Asset Management, LLC : No-Action letter ...
Your letter dated January 24, 2005 requests that we concur with your interpretation of Section 2(a)(42) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the "Investment Company Act") that certain units of beneficial interest held in certain sub-trusts of a Bermuda Unit Trust, as described below, are not "voting securities" for purposes of Section 17(a) of the Investment Company Act. You state that Wells Fargo Alternative Asset Management, LLC ("WFAAM") is an investment adviser registered under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. You state that WFAAM is the managing member of several Delaware limited ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Private Pension Funds and Alternative Assets: Investments and ...
The goals of the Center for Retirement Research are to promote research on retirement issues, to transmit new findings to a broad audience, to help train new scholars, and to expand access to valuable data resources. by Divya Anantharaman, Rutgers Business School The potential depletion of Social Security funds and the declining personal savings rate in the United States have increased the importance of private pensions in the "three-legged stool" of retirement security. Private defined benefit pension plans are increasingly shifting away from investing in 'traditional' publicly traded stocks and bonds, and towards ...
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
What is the diffrence between separate and distinct asset class ...
Modern portfolio theory is no longer state of the art. A new breed of investor often invests in an ‘alternative’ asset class known colloquially as a hedge fund. This new breed of investor often treats hedge fund as a distinct and alternative asset class to hold alongside their portfolios of stocks, bonds and cash. However, hedge funds may not constitute a separate asset class at all. It has been observed that hedge fund managers simply buy and sell traditional types of securities but in an imaginative and innovative way. In these circumstances hedge funds are only ‘alternative’ in the way in which ...
What is behind the hiring of Driss Ben Brahim by GLG Partners?
Investors willing to dip a toe into the stock's of newly public alternative investment managers have been burned over the past year, including shareholders of GLG Partners Inc. (GLG-NYSE). GLG's stock was pummeled earlier this year from the departure of 37-year old Greg Coffey, who accounted for an inordinate amount of the firms incentive fees. But GLG has made a high profile hire to take over Coffey's emerging markets strategy, and will also launch a Global Macro platform headed up by former Goldman star Driss Ben-Brahim: Driss joins GLG from Goldman Sachs where he has been a partner responsible for several ...