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  1. Hedge fund returns off to sluggish start

    trueHedge funds have suffered the worst start to the year since 2011.

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  1. University of Michigan allocates $242 million to 6 managers

    trueUniversity of Michigan, Ann Arbor, invested or committed a total of $242 million to one traditional equity manager and five alternative investment funds from its $9 billion endowment.

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  2. Blackstone Group assets climb 2.2% for quarter, 24.5% for year

    trueBlackstone Group reported Thursday a record $271.7 billion in assets under management as of March 31, up 2.2% from Dec. 31 and up 24.5% from a year earlier.

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  3. Bain Capital closes 11th fund at $7.3 billion

    trueBain Capital closed its 11th North American private equity fund with $7.3 billion, which includes an $800 million investment by Bain executives.

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  4. Milwaukee Employes' Retirement initiates search for first hedge fund of funds

    trueCity of Milwaukee Employes' Retirement System authorized a search for a hedge fund-of-funds manager to run $100 million, its first allocation to hedge funds.

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  5. Q1 hedge fund flows nearly match full-year 2013 flows

     

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  6. New York State Common commits to One Rock Capital Partners

    trueNew York State Common Retirement Fund committed $15.2 million to private equity fund One Rock Capital Partners.

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  7. U.S. venture capital investment up 18% in first quarter

    trueU.S. venture capital firms invested $10.7 billion in 862 companies in the first quarter, up 18% in capital invested but down 10% in the number of deals from the fourth quarter of 2013 when firms invested $9.1 billion in 956 companies.

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  8. Avenue Capital, Fortress co-founders part of group buying NBA's Milwaukee Bucks

    trueThe National Basketball Association's Milwaukee Bucks will be sold to a group that includes Avenue Capital Management's Marc Lasry and Fortress Investment Group co-founder Wesley Edens for $550 million.

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  9. Tennessee Consolidated hunts for real estate consultant

    trueTennessee Department of the Treasury is searching for a real estate consultant for the $40 billion Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System.

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  10. Florida State Board allocates nearly $1 billion to alternatives

    trueFlorida State Board of Administration allocated almost $1 billion to alternative investments, including secondary funds and hedge funds.

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  11. New Mexico Educational to look for private equity consultant

    trueNew Mexico Educational Retirement Board plans to launch an RFP for a private equity consultant.

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  12. Pomona Capital closes 8th secondary private equity fund at $1.75 billion

    truePomona Capital closed its eighth private equity fund that will invest on the secondary market, hitting its $1.75 billion hard cap.

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  13. Manchester Employees' Contributory makes 2 private equity commitments

    trueManchester (N.H.) Employees' Contributory Retirement System made two new private equity commitments totaling $9 million.

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