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  1. Illinois Municipal adds to AEW, Invesco core real estate funds

    trueIllinois Municipal Retirement Fund, Oak Brook, committed an additional $70 million to AEW Core Property Trust (U.S.), managed by AEW Capital Management, and an additional $30 million to Invesco Core Real Estate (USA).

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  1. San Antonio Fire & Police putting $60 million into private debt, real estate funds

    trueSan Antonio Fire & Police Pension Fund committed $60 million total to five funds.

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  2. Barclays: Bulk of hedge fund asset growth since crisis came from performance

    trueHedge fund industry assets more than doubled to $2.85 trillion in the six-year period since the global financial crisis with about 88% of the growth attributable to investment performance, said a new report released Thursday from Barclays’ prime services capital solutions division.

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  3. CPPIB commits C$330 million to Canadian private equity fund of funds

    trueCanada Pension Plan Investment Board committed C$330 million (US$260 million) to a new Canadian private equity fund of funds managed by Northleaf Capital Partners.

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  4. Ohio Police & Fire earmarks nearly $50 million for Rhone private equity fund

    trueOhio Police & Fire Pension Fund committed €43 million ($48.9 million) to Rhone Partners V, a private equity fund.

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  5. Ontario Power Generation chooses Mercer exec as director of private markets

    trueRyan Bisch joined Ontario Power Generation as director, private markets, for the firm's investment funds.

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  6. San Luis Obispo County slates $30 million for open-end real estate fund

    trueSan Luis Obispo County (Calif.) Pension Trust committed $30 million to American Strategic Value Realty Fund, a value-added, open-end real estate fund managed by American Realty Advisors.

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  7. Fitch: U.S. high-yield default rate ended 2014 at 2.4%

    trueThe default rate for U.S. high-yield issuers ended 2014 at 2.4%, up from 1.5% a year ago, according to Fitch Ratings. The firm noted that it was the fifth straight year the default rate was below its 35-year average of 4.1%.

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  8. AIMA: Hedge funds earn $1.5 trillion in past 10 years

    trueInvestors in hedge funds have earned a combined $1.5 trillion after fees in the last 10 years, despite $306 billion of performance losses related to the 2008 financial crisis.

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  9. NCREIF Property index up 11.82% in 2014, surpassing prior year's returns

    trueReal estate investments’ fourth-quarter return of 3.04% was the highest quarterly return in 2014, the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries’ NCREIF Property index shows.

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  10. Timberland posts highest annual return since 2007

    trueThe NCREIF Timberland index returned 10.48% in 2014 -- its highest return since 2007. Last year's return consisted of 7.46% price appreciation and 2.86% income return.

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  11. El Paso City Employees could change U.S. REIT portfolio to global strategy

    trueEl Paso (Texas) City Employees’ Pension Fund is considering moving to a global real estate investment trust portfolio from its current $23 million domestic portfolio to improve diversification.

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  12. Harrison Street closes fifth opportunistic real estate fund with $1 billion in commitments

    trueHarrison Street Real Estate Capital raised about $1 billion in its fifth opportunistic real estate fund and co-investment vehicle.

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  13. Consultant bfinance chooses director of private markets

    trueWitold Witkiewicz joined investment consultant bfinance as director, private markets.

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