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How Harvard and Other Colleges Manage Their Endowments - YouTube
"College is expensive, but there is one place in higher education where there's no shortage of money – endowments. There's more than $616 billion worth of endowments assets in the U.S. Lawmakers are starting to questions why tuition is still rising if some schools have billions of dollars."
colleges  universities  ivyleague  endowments  2019  money  charitableindustrialcomplex  philanthropicindustrialcomplex  philanthropy  inequality  finance  highereducation  highered  power  wealth  universityoftexas  hedgefunds  yale  charity  hoarding  taxes  investment  stanford  divestment  economics  policy  politics  princeton 
april 2019 by robertogreco
The Big Brexit Short - YouTube
On the night of the Brexit referendum the British pound went into free fall, but while many watched with horror, a handful of hedge funds were making staggering profits. This is the story of the Brexit Big Short.
Brexit  EuropeanUnion  finance  currency  hedgefunds  UK  Bloomberg  2019 
march 2019 by inspiral
Running a Hedge Fund Isn’t All Bad - Bloomberg
This is of course the most obvious imaginable reason to go into the hedge fund business, and it would not be worth quoting except that you don’t see successful hedge fund managers spell it out all that often. “I just love the intellectual challenge of understanding trades and testing my belief against the markets, and the money is an accidental by-product,” is what you ordinarily say, when what you mean is “the thing I love most is how the fees just pour out of the sky.”
hedgefunds  stupid  finance 
january 2019 by ramitsethi
The Most Disrespectful Hedge Fund Letter Ever – @scheplick
I now have time to repair my health, which was destroyed by the stress I layered onto myself over the past two years, as well as my entire life – where I had to compete for spaces in universities and graduate schools, jobs and assets under management – with those who had all the advantages (rich parents) that I did not. May meritocracy be part of a new form of government, which needs to be established.
HEDGEFUNDS 
december 2018 by maoxian
AITEC – Alternative Investment Technology Executives Club ... Peer to Peer Empowerment in Pursuit of Excellence
AITEC’s mission is to foster a private community of peers who empower one another through secure information exchange in pursuit of professional and personal excellence.

AITEC is a secure, private community of peers sharing knowledge, insights and best practices for the betterment of its members. Our members represent IT, operations, risk and compliance, legal, and finance from leading financial institutions. Our community fosters trust and camaraderie by promoting open and honest sharing of information, following the Chatham House Rule. Our secure platform provides members with access to experts, knowledge, our due diligence questionnaire (DDQ), events, and exclusive vendor discounts.

We host 350 members across more than 275 firms globally. Over 300 of our members work for Buy-Side alternative investment firms with a combined AUM in excess of $4.2 trillion USD. Additionally, AITEC includes members from over 25 premiere, independent sell-side firms servicing clients in the areas of mergers & acquisitions, sales, trading and research, equity capital markets, and private wealth management.

PARTICIPATE IN ONLINE COMMUNITIES – As an AITEC member, you will have access to multiple global forums on a wide range of topics. Listen, participate, and ask experienced CTOs and CIOs for their technical opinions on matters important to your organization. Validate the opinions of vendors vis a vis opinions of AITEC members.

ACCESS SURVEY INFORMATION AITEC conducts a variety of surveys, including annual technology and compensation surveys for members. In addition, members may ask AITEC to conduct a bespoke member survey on a topic important to their organizations. Recent surveys available to AITEC members include: Next Generation Endpoint Security, Managed Cyber Security, Outsourced Development, Remote Access, Build versus Buy, SSL Decryption, DLP, and IAAS (Cloud).

ENJOY MEMBER EVENTS – AITEC routinely organizes member networking and educational events. Events are informal and take place in the evening. Typically, events include interesting content on a relevant topic, dinner, and cocktails. There is usually a nominal fee to attend.

SELL-SIDE CALLS AND EVENTS – Sell-Side CIOs/CTOs participate in monthly conference calls on a wide array of topics including infrastructure, cybersecurity, desktop, mobility, FINRA compliance, IT governance, business continuity, trading applications, market data, research publishing, and much more. In addition, Sell-Side leaders attend semi-annual roundtables in New York City.

USE OUR DUE DILIGENCE QUESTIONNAIRE (DDQ) AND VENDOR DIRECTORY – As an AITEC member, you will have access to the AITEC-AIMA DDQ template widely adopted by AITEC members and global vendors. This detailed questionnaire will allow you to perform vendor due diligence efficiently and methodically using a tool created by experienced technicians at AITEC and AIMA. The DDQ is hosted on various software platforms for automated distribution to your third parties. Members have access to the vendor directory which lists all participating entities that have completed the questionnaire.

ENJOY EXCLUSIVE MEMBER DISCOUNTS – Industry service providers regularly offer discounts to AITEC members on their products and services.

GET INVOLVED VIA AITEC GIVES BACK FOUNDATION – A core value of AITEC is giving back to the greater community. Accordingly, the AITEC Gives Back Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization established in 2013, has raised over $1.6 million in charitable donations from industry sponsors and individual donations to benefit several veteran and youth projects.

Member benefits are constantly expanding and currently include:

Private, secure platform to communicate with industry peers
Access to the AITEC-ALL community, a cross-functional community of senior executives supporting technology and operations
Access to additional communities dependent upon membership type. Examples include Sell-Side CIO (a dedicated forum for Sell-Side questions), Buy-Side CTO (a dedicated forum for Buy-Side questions) and FORC (a forum for CFO, COO, CRO, and CCOs to ask questions to their peers)
Advice from experts across functions
Access to the AITEC-AIMA DDQ and vendor directory
Invitations to networking events (dinners, presentations, educational experiences, etc.)
Invitations and access to community surveys and polling information
Access to vendor information and exclusive AITEC discounts
Invitations to charity events
eca  forum  technology  hedgefunds  discussion  career  cto  finance  operations 
september 2018 by np
Fake News - Provoking Posts - IRR
As was mentioned in a paper published by the Harvard Business Review, The Truth About Private Equity Performance, my beef is that “overstated private equity performance [seems to be driving] investors to continue to allocate substantial capital to this asset class, despite… finding[s] that PE funds have historically underperformed broad public market indexes by about 3% per year on average.”
investing  lies  hedgefunds  stupid 
september 2018 by ramitsethi
Hedge Funds Should Be Thriving Right Now. They Aren’t. - The New York Times
Despite what now amounts to nearly a decade of underperformance, money keeps pouring into hedge funds. Hedge fund assets stood at $3.2 trillion at the end of 2017 and hit a record at the end of March, according to Mr. Heinz of HFR.
hedgefunds  stupid  investing 
july 2018 by ramitsethi

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