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Private equity fans prepare for leaner times
truePrivate equity investors and managers are attempting to position their portfolios for a period of lower returns in some sectors and of global economic uncertainty without quantitative easing, if the lively discussions at The Pension Bridge's The Private Equity Exclusive conference in Chicago on ...
El Paso County eyes hedge fund-of-funds managers
trueEl Paso County Retirement Plan, Colorado Springs, Colo., will hear recommendations on potential hedge fund-of-funds managers from its investment consultant, Watershed Investment Consultants, at its Aug. 25 board meeting.
Most consistent private equity buyout firms in 2014
truePreqin released data on Tuesday showing which private equity managers have most consistently outperformed their peers.
El Paso Fire and Police commits to Veritas buyout fund
trueEl Paso (Texas) Firemen and Policemen Pension Fund committed $8 million to Veritas Capital Fund V, a buyout fund managed by
Blackstone hires principal to oversee real estate secondaries business
trueMark Burton was hired as a principal in Blackstone Group's Strategic Partners business to oversee the firm's real estate secondaries business, said a statement today from Blackstone.
Private real estate gains 2.9% in second quarter
trueThe NCREIF Property index gained 2.9% in the second quarter of 2014, composed of 1.4% income return and 1.5% capital appreciation.
NYSTRS private equity returns by strategy
trueNew York State Teachers' Retirement System reported this week its assets increased 12.8% for the fiscal year ended June 30.
AIMCO's de Bever points to 'next frontier' of investing
trueLeo de Bever, CEO of the C$70 billion (US$65.2 billion) Alberta Investment Management Corp. told participants at a financial analysts conference Thursday that pension funds and other institutional investors need to get out of their comfort zones to take advantage of “the next frontier” of long-term ...
White House launches rural investment fund
trueThe White House launched a rural infrastructure investment fund Thursday as part of a public/private partnership to attract more investors to rural projects, including energy and infrastructure development.
PennSERS commits $75 million to 2 funds
truePennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System approved commitments totaling $75 million to two alternative investment funds.
AustralianSuper taps ISPT, QIC for domestic residential property investments
trueAustralianSuper selected ISPT and QIC to manage the A$75 billion (US$71 billion), Melbourne-based industry superannuation fund's direct investments in residential property development projects in Australia.
CFTC commissioner appointed CEO at International Swaps and Derivatives Association
trueScott O'Malia was named CEO of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, the organization announced Wednesday.
Schroders adds real estate capital chief
trueChris Ludlam joined Schroder Property Investment Management as head of real estate capital, said a spokeswoman.
Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management names Japan real estate head
trueKoichiro Maeda joined Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management in Tokyo as managing director and head of real estate, Japan, a spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday.
2 pension funds focusing on smaller private equity funds
trueState of Wisconsin Investment Board is investing in smaller private equity managers