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Illinois Teachers' Retirement System seeks new private equity chief
Illinois Teachers' Retirement System, Springfield, is searching for a new private equity chief following the April departure of Zachary A. Doehla, senior investment officer, alternative investments.
Morgan Creek buys Signet Capital's alternative funds-of-funds business
Morgan Creek Capital Management will acquire fixed-income manager Signet Capital Management's $700 million alternative funds-of-funds business.
BlackRock to acquire real estate manager MGPA
BlackRock announced Tuesday an agreement to acquire MGPA, a London-based private equity real estate investment manager.
Returns fail to boost hedge fund inflows — eVestment
Despite solid investment returns, net inflows into hedge funds year-to-date April 30 have been flat at 0.2%.
Kansas Public Employees commits to Apollo Global private equity fund
Kansas Public Employees Retirement System, Topeka, committed up to $60 million to Apollo Investment Fund VIII, a private equity buyout fund managed by Apollo Global Management.
Capital targeted by Europe-focused real estate debt funds up 335% from a year ago
According to data tracked by Preqin, there are currently 19 Europe-focused real estate debt funds in the market targeting commitments of €10 billion ($12.8 billion) - compared to just €2.3 billion ($2.9 billion) a year ago. The increase is driven by institutional investors' increased appetite for
New Jersey plans searches in at least 4 asset classes
New Jersey Division of Investment, Trenton, plans to search in fiscal year 2014 for more high-yield, emerging markets, private equity and real estate managers, and possibly a hedge funds-of-funds manager focused on small global macro and managed futures managers.
Ohio PERS commits to HgCapital private equity fund
Ohio Public Employees Retirement System committed $200 million to HgCapital 7.
Pennsylvania Municipal looking for U.S. large-cap growth equity manager
Pennsylvania Municipal Retirement System is searching for an active domestic large-cap growth equity manager to run about $120 million.
University of Michigan picks Clifton Group for overlay, makes 2 alts commitments
University of Michigan hired the Clifton Group to provide a derivatives overlay strategy on the university's $8.4 billion long-term endowment pool and committed $36 million in two alternative investment strategies.
New Jersey makes $801 million in alternative investments or commitments
New Jersey Division of Investment, Trenton, which manages investments for the $75.3 billion New Jersey Pension Fund, will invest or commit up to $801 million in five alternative investment funds.
CalSTRS looking for real estate portfolio manager
California State Teachers' Retirement System is seeking a real estate portfolio manager, according to a posting on the $163.7 billion pension fund's website.
LACERA picks Heitman, Clarion and Stockbridge for real estate
Los Angeles County Employees' Retirement Association, Pasadena, Calif., committed $200 million each to Heitman, Clarion Partners and Stockbridge Capital Group for real estate separate accounts, said John McClelland, principal investment officer-real estate at the $41.7 billion pension fund, in an
Oklahoma Police Pension commits $20 million to Cerberus fund
Oklahoma Police Pension & Retirement System, Oklahoma City, committed $20 million to Cerberus Institutional Real Estate Partners III.
ING not a bellwether for asset manager IPOs
Money manager IPO activity should be strong this year, despite the pricing of the May 2 ING U.S. initial public offering below its initial range.