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Planning the Cities of the Future

Cities help define our global civilisation. For hundreds of years, they have been the hubs around which we organise ourselves politically, commercially and culturally.

Planning the Cities of the Future – The Great Energy Challenge Blog

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The Changing Structure of the VC Industry

Recent trends in venture capital have breathed new life into the industry.

Cheap, mobile, social, global, always-on, one-click-purchase =

Unprecedented revenue growth + companies staying private longer = 36 more words

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The 10 Largest Banks In The World

The world may be shrinking, but the banks that are an intricate part of our global economy sure aren’t. Backlash from the financial crisis hasn’t put a dent in the world’s largest banks, which combined have eye-popping assets of about $25.5 trillion. 8 more words

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Sovereign wealth funds: Investing for the unforeseeable future

Sovereign wealth funds control about $30tn, so knowing what they are doing or planning to do is very important for asset managers.

Sovereign wealth funds: Investing for the unforeseeable future – FT.com

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Beyond Energy, Matter, Time and Space

Though he probably didn’t intend anything so jarring, Nicolaus Copernicus, in a 16th-century treatise, gave rise to the idea that human beings do not occupy a special place in the heavens. 73 more words

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Global Alternatives Survey 2014

At a glance:

  • In 2014, total global alternative assets under management hit $5.7 trillion
  • Real estate managers have the largest share of alternative assets under control at 31%
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Big funds get bigger as hedge fund market recovers

The days were dark post 2008. Fast forward to 2014, however, and the latest figures paint a significantly rosier picture for the hedge fund industry. 12 more words

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