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In the News: Larry Kochard on Emerging Markets

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Spurred on by geopolitical changes including Brexit and rising tensions between the U.S. and China, asset managers and others argue that there’s a strong case now for investors to move away from simple index funds and adopt a more active securities-selection approach to emerging markets. Larry Kochard, Makena’s CIO, discusses how we capitalize on market inefficiencies in countries like Brazil, China, India, and Russia using active management.

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In The News: Brian Rodde in Buyouts

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Many institutional investors paused private fund commitments during the uncertainty of the Great Financial Crisis – and learned the hard way not to miss the next opportunity to invest into a market recovery. This time around, private fundraising is busier than ever. Brian Rodde comments on the highly active 2021 fundraising landscape in this article from Buyouts.

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Cryptocurrency & Blockchain

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Cryptocurrency and blockchain technology have the potential to upend the financial system, the internet, and the very notion of a corporation. But does the hype around this rapidly expanding technology translate to practical investment themes? The latest Makena Insight outlines the multiple functions of blockchain technology as they relate to a well-balanced venture capital portfolio.

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Makena 2020 ESG Report

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By integrating ESG factors into our investment activities, we believe we can materially enhance financial and operating outcomes. Makena’s 2020 ESG Report examines our philosophy and process around ESG integration, and reviews the evolution of our approach over time.

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Lara Banks – Named to WSJ’s Women to Watch

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Congratulations to Lara Banks, Managing Director and Co-Head of Private Equity at Makena Capital for being named as a Woman to Watch in The Wall Street Journal Pro’s Private Equity Analyst November issue. The publication highlights Lara’s role sourcing and executing Makena’s investments in and alongside high-quality private equity and venture capital managers and her leadership of the firm’s ESG commitments.

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