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  1. Portfolio choices doomed CalPERS' hedge fund program

    trueCalPERS officials made ineffective portfolio construction choices for a dozen years before throwing in the towel on hedge funds, sources say.

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  2. Too complex for CalPERS

    trueCalPERS' decision on Sept. 15 to close its $4 billion hedge fund program will lead to a lot of re-examination of the investment strategy by other asset owners.

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  3. Texas County & District commits $105 million to private equity, real estate

    trueTexas County & District Retirement System, Austin, committed a total of $105 million to two alternatives managers, said spokeswoman Brooke Goggans in an e-mail.

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  4. CalPERS picks 16 firms for real-assets consulting pool

    trueCalPERS hired 16 firms for its real-assets consulting pool to provide various services

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  5. BlueCrest spins off BlueTrend fund into own firm

    trueBlueCrest Capital Management is spinning off its computer-driven hedge funds into a separate investment firm, just weeks after saying it would cut its management fees as assets drop.

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  6. D.C. Retirement Board earmarks for private equity, energy, real estate

    trueDistrict of Columbia Retirement Board, Washington, agreed to commit a total of up to $85 million to private equity, energy and real estate

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  7. Merced County Employees taps 2 for infrastructure

    trueMerced County (Calif.) Employees' Retirement Association hired two infrastructure managers

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  8. Fort Worth Employees corrals Harvest Fund Advisors for MLPs

    trueFort Worth (Texas) Employees’ Retirement Fund hired Harvest Fund Advisors to manage about $30 million in master limited partnerships.

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  9. Oklahoma Firefighters seeks GTAA, hedge fund-of-funds managers

    trueOklahoma Firefighters Pension & Retirement System is searching for a hedge fund-of-funds manager and a global tactical asset allocation manager to run $50 million each.

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  10. Alameda County Employees issues call for new real estate consultant

    trueAlameda County Employees' Retirement Association is searching for a real estate consultant.

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  11. Harvard's absolute-return program posts highest outperformance among its asset classes over 5 years

    trueHarvard University's absolute-return program outperformed it benchmark by 3.9 percentage points annually over the five-year period ended June 30, topping all other asset classes.

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  12. New Mexico State Investment Council to hunt for smart-beta managers

    trueNew Mexico State Investment Council, Santa Fe, will launch an invitation to bid search for one or more smart-beta managers to run a total of $1 billion in the coming weeks.

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  13. Illinois SURS preps non-core real estate search

    trueIllinois State Universities Retirement System plans to issue an RFP on Sept. 29 for managers to run $100 million in non-core real estate.

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  14. Fulton County School pension fund seeks discretionary consultant

    trueFulton County School Employees Pension Fund is searching for an investment consultant.

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