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Columbia University

Columbia University raises $6.1 B in fundraising, sets Ivy League record

In an email addressed to the university community, Columbia University said it has hit a fundraising milestone recently when it managed to raise over $6.1 billion in funding, the second biggest by a US university to date.

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California Prison

Center for Health Program Management, funding partners awards $1.6M in grant funding to four counties for juvenile justice reform implementation

The Center for Health Program Management and its funding partners which include Sierra Health Foundation, The California Endowment and The California Wellness Foundation gave a grant of $1.6 million to four counties to support the Positive Youth Justice Initiative.

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Harvard University

Gains on university endowments at 11.7pct as investment returns recovers

The annual average return of university endowments was pegged at 11.7%, according to figures from the National Association of College and University Business Officers and the Commonfund Institute, Bloomberg reported.

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Apollo Global Management LLC

Apollo raises biggest private equity fund since US financial crisis

New York, US-based firm Apollo Global Management LLC announced on Thursday that it had raised $17.5 billion for the Apollo Investment Fund VIII, the largest private equity fund raised since the financial crisis.

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Nordic Capital

German private equity firm Nordic Capital secures $4.8B for eight buyout fund

Frankfurt, Germany-based private equity firm Nordic Capital said on Friday it has raised €3.5 billion ($4.8 billion) for its eight buyout fund amid decreased volatility in Europe.

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Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Public, private equity helps Wellcome Trust's investments gain 18pct

With the help of both public and private equity, the investments of Wellcome Trust was able to return 18% in the year that ended September 30, Bloomberg reported.

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Port of Brisbane

Top deals of the deay - bids, mergers and acquisitions

The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported on Friday including Statoil, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, ThyssenKrupp, Mercator, Avivasa Emeklilik, Hayat Sigorta, Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Telus Corp, Atrium Innovations and John Hardy

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Goldman Sachs

Hedge fund boom seen in Asia courtesy of big banks and asset managers

The increasing number of new hedge funds by global banks and asset managers in Asia threatened the business of smaller firms who had opened their independent firms just after the 2008 financial crisis.

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Municipal bankruptcy

Hedge funds find their way to invest in municipal debt market

Hedge funds are now entering the municipal debt market, finding a veritable gold mine in value but may provide more problems in the long run as to the temporary nature of the investments.

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solar power

Queensland 's GCBF application deadline looms for solar power providers

Queenslands' Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) set the deadline for grant appication for solar power providers on November 30.

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Macquarie

Deals of the day - Mergers & Acquisitions

The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported on Friday.

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Queensland Investment Corporation

Queensland eyes USD4 billion toll road sale

Queensland Investment Corporation announced the sale of its toll road business Queensland Motorways for USD4 billion.

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Rothschild

Edmond de Rothschild closes BioDiscovery 4 Fund

Edmond de Rothschild raises EUR192 million or USD250 million for its BioDiscovery 4 fund.

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Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley establishes fund to improve affordable housing

Morgan Stanley, in the wake of outrage from bailouts in the last crisis, is seeking investments that provide long term social benefits for the community.

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Harvard Management Co Inc.

Lane MacDonald to oversee Harvard private equity arm

Lane MacDonald would be heading the private equity investments of the Harvard Management Company.

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