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Avenue of Giants: Weekend Reading

It’s the weekend. And I’ve got some news and research for your reading enjoyment.

It’s the weekend. And I’ve got some news and research for your reading enjoyment.

First, here’s the news:

- Investment Beliefs: CalPERS’ released 10 new draft investment beliefs.

- LIA: The Libyan Investment Authority is back.

- Quote Du Jour: "Just 40 percent of Chinese insurers use risk management information in their planning processes." Say what now?

- Human Resources: Australia's Future Fund is streamlining its HR system.

- Deal Flow: Temasek sold its stake in Cheniere after the company's stock price tripled.

- Portfolios: Foundations are shifting to alternative investments.

- Returns: New Mexico's two SWFs returned 13 percent and 12 percent last year and now have assets of roughly $12 billion and $4 billion. Legit.

- Hedge Foundations: OTPP's new CEO learned some tough lessons about hedge funds back when he used to run one... and it failed.

- AoG: Sign up for the daily brief. It's pretty good.

Second, here’s some interesting research:

- Sven Grimm and Elizabeth Schickerling have a paper entitled, “The China-African Development Fund (CADFund) as a sovereign wealth fund for Africa’s development.” Looks good.

- Nadine Gatzert and Thomas Kosub have a paper entitled, “Investing in Infrastructure: Overview and Treatment under Solvency II.”

Enjoy your weekend!

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