Institutional Investor: RSS Feed Plus - Linkedin Pulsehttp://www.institutionalinvestor.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=2416©2017 Institutional Investor60Institutional Investor: RSS Feed Plus - Linkedin PulseAQR: Smart Beta Investments Leave Alpha on the TableInvestors are piling into factor-based investments for their simplicity and low fees. But a new academic paper authored by AQR researchers argues that sloppy implementation of these strategies is costing them returns.http://www.institutionalinvestor.com/article/3752766/investors-pensions/aqr-smart-beta-investments-leave-alpha-on-the-table.htmlWed, 20 Sep 2017 16:56:00 GMTControversial Real-Estate Tycoon is Wanted in ChinaLiving in self-imposed exile in New York, Chinese property developer Guo Wengui’s tweets have stirred a political storm. http://www.institutionalinvestor.com/article/3752765/banking-and-capital-markets-trading-and-technology/controversial-real-estate-tycoon-is-wanted-in-china.htmlWed, 20 Sep 2017 16:45:00 GMTSteven Cohen’s Point72 and Resolute Ventures Back Real Estate StartupThe venture investors led the latest seed round for online real estate investment service AlphaFlow, which allows users to invest in a pool of real estate loans. http://www.institutionalinvestor.com/article/3752315/investors-pensions/steven-cohens-point72-and-resolute-ventures-back-real-estate-startup.htmlWed, 20 Sep 2017 12:00:00 GMTConnecticut Hedge Fund Shuts Down as Founder Mulls Run for GovernorConatus Capital Management’s David Stemerman, who has ties to Tiger Management, says Connecticut is “in crisis” and he’s exploring a gubernatorial bid.http://www.institutionalinvestor.com/article/3752341/asset-management-hedge-funds-and-alternatives/connecticut-hedge-fund-shuts-down-as-founder-mulls-run-for-governor.htmlTue, 19 Sep 2017 20:05:00 GMTHarvard Endowment Gains 8.1% Under New CEOIn chief executive Narv Narvekar’s first year in charge, the $37.1 billion endowment bounced back from the previous year’s losses but still trailed endowment peers.http://www.institutionalinvestor.com/article/3752322/investors-endowments-and-foundations/harvard-endowment-gains-81-under-new-ceo.htmlTue, 19 Sep 2017 20:00:00 GMTChina’s Green Powerhouse is Going GlobalEverbright International is embracing China’s global infrastructure plan by investing in the environment.http://www.institutionalinvestor.com/article/3752247/banking-and-capital-markets-emerging-markets/chinas-green-powerhouse-is-going-global.htmlTue, 19 Sep 2017 17:15:00 GMTAnother Firm Jumps Into Private CreditCapital Dynamics has hired former Credit Suisse executives to create a direct-lending business and plans to raise a fund targeting the middle market.http://www.institutionalinvestor.com/article/3751991/asset-management-macro/another-firm-jumps-into-private-credit.htmlTue, 19 Sep 2017 12:00:00 GMTThe Government’s Next Target: Your 401(k)?Proposed tax hits on 401(k) contributions could cut into the U.S. economy, policy experts warn. But staving off these changes and closing the retirement shortfall gap could actually ignite growth, they add. http://www.institutionalinvestor.com/article/3751995/investors-pensions/the-governments-next-target-your-401k.htmlMon, 18 Sep 2017 22:41:00 GMTAsset-Management Recruiters BraddockMatthews, Grace Point MergeThe combined executive search firm, which focuses on traditional and alternative asset managers, will use the BraddockMatthews name.http://www.institutionalinvestor.com/article/3751959/asset-management-macro/asset-management-recruiters-braddockmatthews-grace-point-merge.htmlMon, 18 Sep 2017 18:23:00 GMTGreen Fund Firm Impax Snaps Up U.S. Rival PaxImpax Asset Management, the U.K. sustainable investment house, is buying its U.S. rival as fund firm mergers continue.http://www.institutionalinvestor.com/article/3751953/asset-management-macro/green-fund-firm-impax-snaps-up-us-rival-pax.htmlMon, 18 Sep 2017 18:00:00 GMT