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  1. Hedge fund assets expected to top $3 trillion this year — Deutsche survey

    trueThe global hedge fund industry has more than doubled since the financial crisis, to more than $2.8 trillion in assets worldwide, thanks to huge flows of institutional capital, investment returns and flexible business models, said a new report from Deutsche Bank’s hedge fund capital group.

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  1. Texas County & District allocates $300 million to 2 managers

    trueTexas County & District Retirement System committed or invested $300 million total to two managers in February.

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  2. Newport, R.I., seeks private equity, real estate managers

    trueNewport, R.I., is searching for a private equity fund-of-funds manager and a core-plus/value-added real estate manager to each run a total of $7 million for its pension fund.

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  3. South Korea's NPS sets initial 0.5% hedge fund-of-funds allocation

    trueSouth Korea's National Pension Service will make its first allocations to hedge funds starting at the end of this year, said a spokeswoman for the 469 trillion won ($426 billion) Seoul-based pension fund.

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  4. AMP Capital named adviser to Mitsubishi UFJ clean-energy investment fund

    trueMitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corp. hired AMP Capital as adviser to GII Ltd., a Tokyo-based special purpose vehicle set up to make investments in renewable energy assets in Japan.

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  5. Chicago Teachers pension fund wants information on emerging private equity managers

    trueChicago Public School Teachers’ Pension & Retirement Fund issued an RFI for private equity managers owned by minorities, women or people with disabilities.

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  6. Angolan sovereign wealth fund seeks mine, timber investments

    trueAngola's $5 billion sovereign wealth fund, Fundo Soberano de Angola, is seeking investments in mining, timber, health and agriculture in order to diversify its asset base and increase returns.

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  7. BlackRock hires head of EMEA hedge fund strategies

    trueLuke Dixon joined BlackRock as head of Europe, Middle East and Africa hedge fund investment strategies.

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  8. Investors say performance tops the list of issues facing hedge funds

    trueFor the second straight year, performance was cited by institutional investors as the No. 1 issue facing hedge funds in the coming year. One-third of respondents indicated so, followed by fees (21%), transparency (9%), correlation (8%) and regulation (6%).

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  9. Ohio Police & Fire earmarks $70 million for Blackstone real estate fund

    trueOhio Police & Fire Pension Fund committed up to $70 million to Blackstone Real Estate Partners VIII, managed by Blackstone Group.

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  10. San Antonio Fire & Police looking for international private equity fund

    trueSan Antonio Fire & Police Pension Fund is searching for a firm to run an international private equity strategy.

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  11. Hamden Employees seeks small-cap, large-cap and real estate managers

    trueHamden (Conn.) Employees’ Retirement Plan is searching for a domestic small-cap core equity manager to run about $8 million, and domestic large-cap core equity and core or core-plus real estate managers to each run about $16 million.

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  12. Rhode Island commits $15 million to venture capital fund of funds

    trueRhode Island State Investment Commission committed up to $15 million to Industry Ventures Partnership Holdings III-C, a sidecar fund.

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  13. Blue Sky Alternative Investments taps new leader for its hedge fund business

    trueNeil Power joined Blue Sky Alternative Investments in Sydney as managing director of the firm's hedge fund division.

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