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  1. ASB Real Estate hires new head of client services

    trueClyde W. Robinson Jr. was named managing director and head of client services at ASB Real Estate Investments.

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  2. New Mexico Educational chalks up 2 commitments

    trueNew Mexico Educational Retirement Board committed $70 million to two alternative investment strategies.

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  3. Largest private equity-backed deals in 2014

    trueBC Partners' proposed $8.7 billion leveraged buyout of PetSmart over the weekened was the third-largest private equity-backed deal announced in 2014. The deal was the largest leveraged buyout of 2014, eclipsing Blackstone's $5.4 billion purchase of Gates Global.

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  4. BlueBay Asset Management adds emerging markets portfolio manager

    trueJana Velebova joined global fixed income and credit specialist BlueBay Asset Management as an emerging markets portfolio manager.

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  5. OCERS launches collaborative search for energy market dislocation strategy

    trueOrange County Employees Retirement System is searching for a manager to run a portfolio “that can favorably exploit the recent meltdown in global petroleum markets.”

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  6. Alaska Permanent Fund makes a total of $1.45 billion in commitments

    trueAlaska Permanent Fund Corp. announced four new commitments totaling $900 million in Dec. 10-11 board meeting materials.

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  7. Indiana Public Retirement slates $175 million for Blackstone, Hellman & Friedman

    trueIndiana Public Retirement System committed $100 million to Blackstone Property Partners, a real estate fund managed by Blackstone Real Estate Investors, and $75 million to Hellman & Friedman Capital Partners VIII, a private equity fund.

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  8. HFR: New hedge fund launches slow in Q3

    trueNew hedge fund launches totaled 240 in the third quarter of 2014, the lowest since the third quarter a year ago, according to a release by Hedge Fund Research.

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  9. CalSTRS slates $75 million for Littlejohn buyout fund

    trueCalifornia State Teachers’ Retirement System committed $75 million to Littlejohn Fund V, a buyout fund run by private equity firm Littlejohn & Co..

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  10. Illinois Teachers taps new real estate consultant, makes several new hires, commitments

    trueIllinois Teachers' Retirement System hired Courtland Partners as consultant for its $5.7 billion real estate portfolio at a board meeting Thursday.

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  11. Private equity, venture capital returns outpace public equities in first 6 months — report

    trueU.S. private equity and venture capital funds outperformed public equity in the first half of 2014, said a report from Cambridge Associates.

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  12. Illinois Teachers preps private equity consultant, emerging markets manager searches

    trueIllinois Teachers' Retirement System will search for a private equity consultant and an additional active emerging markets equity manager in 2015.

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  13. Chattanooga Fire and Police chooses Siguler Guff real estate fund of funds

    trueChattanooga (Tenn.) Fire and Police Pension Fund committed $8 million to Siguler Guff Distressed Real Estate Opportunities Fund II, a real estate fund of funds managed by Siguler Guff & Co..

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  14. Stanislaus County commits $60 million to 3 real estate funds

    trueStanislaus County Employees' Retirement Association made three real estate commitments totaling $60 million.

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