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  1. Maine PERS commits to 2 funds

    trueMaine Public Employees Retirement System, Augusta, made two new commitments totaling up to $100 million, said James Bennett, deputy chief investment officer, in an e-mail.

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  2. Managers courting new client base

    trueAlternative investment firms are kicking into high gear their efforts to attract retail dollars as they look to diversify into new, and less demanding, sources of capital.

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  3. Retailers' property purges will pump up deal flow

    trueRising commercial real estate prices are enticing more retailers, including Macy's and Sears, to sell their properties, creating a growing source of real estate deal flow.

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  4. Private equity has evolved from 'Barbarians' of '80s

    trueIf the number of hostile takeovers continues its predicted rise this year, don't expect a repeat of the 1980s when private equity firms played a central role. One example from that era is the $25 billion takeover of RJR Nabisco Inc. that gave rise to the finance geek classic book and movie ...

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  5. Working with a world view

    trueAlternative investment firms' push for retail clients is a global one.

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  6. Louisiana Municipal Police names 2 finalists for private equity

    trueLouisiana Municipal Police Employees Retirement System, Baton Rouge, named HarbourVest Partners and Warburg Pincus as finalists in an invitation-only search to commit $15 million to a private equity fund, said Kathy Bourque, director.

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  7. Ramius seeds Caerus Global Investors, takes stake in firm

    trueCaerus Global Investors, a long/short equity manager, struck a partnership with Ramius that gives the small firm a $100 million seed investment, boosting its assets to $170 million.

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  8. Co-head of TPG's Asian business leaving to start own firm

    trueBenjamin Gray, co-head of the Asian business at alternative investment firm TPG, is planning to leave the firm once the current $3.3 billion TPG Asia VI fund has been invested.

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  9. Houston Municipal redeeming Claren Road investment

    trueHouston Municipal Employees Pension System is redeeming its investment in Claren Road Credit Partners.

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  10. Commercial real estate market getting overpriced — report

    trueThe commercial real estate market is shifting to an overpriced market, especially for core properties in the top markets, said real estate research firm Situs RERC, in a second-quarter report.

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  11. San Diego City commits $50 million to Davidson Kempner fund

    trueSan Diego City Employees' Retirement System committed $50 million to Davidson Kempner Special Opportunities Fund III.

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  12. SS&C to acquire Citigroup's hedge fund and private equity administration business

    trueSS&C Technologies Holdings will acquire Citigroup's alternative investor services business for $425 million, subject to certain adjustments, an SS&C spokeswoman said.

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  13. Avon Pension Fund picks J.P. Morgan for hedge fund of funds

    trueAvon Pension Fund hired J.P. Morgan Alternative Asset Management to set up, implement and manage a roughly £187 million hedge fund-of-funds portfolio.

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  14. Texas Employees sets private equity, hedge fund pacing for fiscal 2016

    trueTexas Employees Retirement System plans to commit about $950 million to between six and 10 new private equity funds and co-investments in the fiscal year ending Aug. 31, 2016.

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