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  1. Pompano Beach pension fund makes real estate commitment

    truePompano Beach (Fla.) General Employees’ Retirement System committed $3 million to American Strategic Value Realty Fund, a value-added, non-core open-end real estate fund managed by American Realty Advisors.

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  2. Columbia joins Blackstone in retail hedge fund initiative

    trueColumbia Management, which oversees more than $350 billion, is joining with Blackstone Group to increase retail investors' access to hedge fund strategies.

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  3. University of Houston chooses long/short, buyout funds

    trueUniversity of Houston System invested $10 million in Proxima Capital Master Fund, a long/short equity hedge fund managed by Proxima Capital Management, for its $592 million endowment.

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  4. New Jersey earmarks $100 million for Asia real estate fund

    trueNew Jersey Division of Investment committed $100 million to Real Estate Capital Asia Partners IV, an opportunistic non-core real estate fund managed by SC Capital Partners.

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  5. Texas Teachers commits $755 million to real estate, private equity

    trueTexas Teacher Retirement System committed a total of $755 million to five private market funds in the quarter ended Sept. 30, a transaction report provided to Pensions & Investments showed.

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  6. Top purchases and sales in Q3 among top 10 hedge funds by equity holdings

    trueAbbVie Inc. and Actavis PLC were the top two buys among the top 10 pure-play hedge funds ranked by equity asset holdings during the third quarter, according to data from S&P Capital IQ.

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  7. Newham Pension Fund seeks real estate consultant

    trueLondon Borough of Newham Pension Fund, London, is searching for a consultant to restructure and advise on its £87 million ($136.1 million) real estate allocation.

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  8. Montana Board of Investments slates $45 million for 3 funds

    trueMontana Board of Investments committed a total of $45 million to three private equity managers.

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  9. Nebraska Investment Council commits to real estate, private equity

    trueNebraska Investment Council committed $40 million to Almanac Realty Securities VII, a value-added real estate fund managed by Almanac Realty Investors.

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  10. Oceanwood Capital closes Opportunities Fund to new investors

    trueOceanwood Capital Management closed its main Opportunities Fund to new investors Monday after reaching $2 billion in assets.

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  11. New Mexico Educational targets $115 million for 3 funds

    trueNew Mexico Educational Retirement Board, Santa Fe, made $115 million in commitments to alternative investment funds.

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  12. SSgA sells off majority stake in SSARIS Advisors

    trueState Street Global Advisors will sell its majority ownership stake in hedge fund-of-funds manager SSARIS Advisors back to the firm's senior management team.

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  13. U.S. real estate still attractive to foreign institutional investors

    trueForeign capital is flooding into U.S. real estate despite lower return expectations.

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  14. Kensington starts to attract foreign investors

    trueUntil last year, all of Kensington Realty Advisors Inc.’s investors were based in the U.S.

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