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Ashby Monk, Ph.D., executive director of the Global Projects Center at Stanford University and a senior research associate at the University of Oxford, has been blogging about sovereign and pension funds since 2008. 

Follow him on Twitter at @sovereignfund.

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The Daily Brief: SWFs Love Property

Coming to you _live_ from an offsite in Yosemite ... (yeah, I know, tough life) ... the news:

- Alternatives: New data shows sovereign funds buying a lot of new property.

- AlphaBeta Integration: ATP reversed the decision it made six years ago to separate Alpha and Beta. 'Alpha-beta reintegration' is now a thing.

- Good Governance: New paper highlights the lack of research on the governance of institutional investors.

- Risk Premia: Investment gurus say that assumptions about the equity risk premium are wrong. So get ready for a few decades of underperformance...

- Deal Flow: OTPP takes heat for an investment in an internet surveillance company.

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