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Back VC to solve inequalities: Ming

Pension funds around the globe should be putting their high-risk capital towards supporting venture funds that have a track record of seeing value in people, according to Vivienne Ming, Silicon Valley technologist, entrepreneur and theoretical neuroscientist. Ming believes that AI can be used to solve poverty, mental health, inequality and even predict who will spread COVID-19. She says technology can make all of our lives better.
FIS Harvard 2019

Biomedicine’s long and risky road

Startlingly few institutional investors have allocations to life sciences. An informal poll of 85 asset owners from 20 countries responsible for a combined $9 trillion assets under management gathered at the Fiduciary Investors’ Symposium at Harvard University, found only a tiny handful active in the sector. Yet allocating to biotech makes an important contribution to society - investing in the sector can help change lives.
Analysis

CalPERS sees opening in VC

California Public Employees’ Retirement System CIO Ted Eliopoulos revealed in an interview that the pension giant sees ‘an opening’ caused by private companies taking longer to list.
Private Equity

LPs can look beyond top in VC

The common refrain from limited partner investors is that they can’t access ‘top-tier’ VC funds, so they avoid them entirely. A look at the data reveals whether this belief is fact or fiction.
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