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The Skorina Report: Who are the Best Institutional Investors? It’s Not That Simple

Feb 22nd, 2016 | Filed under: Newly Added, Asset Managers, Institutional Investing, The Alts Industry, Institutional Asset Management

By Charles Skorina There is simply no place like New York for the depth and breadth of exceptional investment professionals. Yet with all this talent, the challenge of building superior investment teams that can endure and outperform over a decade or more is daunting and seldom achieved. Consistent, multi-decade superiorityRead More

Michigan State University Hires its First Chief Investment Officer

Jan 11th, 2016 | Filed under: Who's Who, Institutional Investing, Institutional Asset Management, Practitioners

By Charles Skorina   Michigan State University announced the appointment of Philip Zecher as Chief Investment Officer on Friday, December 18th, 2015. Philip Zecher has just been appointed MSU’s first-ever chief investment officer, reporting directly to Dr. Lou Anna K. Simon, MSU’s president. The trustees announced the appointment on Friday and PhilRead More

The Skorina Report: The ‘hoarding’ hoax, ‘excessive’ private-equity fees and other confusions

Nov 2nd, 2015 | Filed under: Private Equity, Equity Types of Private Equity, Private Investments

Guest columnist Charles Skorina looks at accusations of endowments "hoarding" money on one hand and paying "excessive" fees to private equity managers on the other. Is it time for an intervention?Read More

The Skorina Report: Risky Business–Chief Investment Officers and Public Pension Plans

Aug 16th, 2015 | Filed under: Institutional Investing, Alpha Hunters, Alpha Strategies, Risk management, Alpha Seekers

Guest columnist Charles Skorina with a cautionary tale of greed and deceit and less-than-best practices at a large public pension plan.Read More