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  1. Denver Employees commits $124 million to 3 alternatives funds

    trueDenver Employees Retirement Plan committed a total of $124 million to three alternatives managers.

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  2. Arizona Public Safety puts up to $130 million with 2 managers

    trueArizona Public Safety Personnel Retirement System committed up to $90 million, including up to $15 million in co-investments, to Crestline Direct Lending Master Fund, managed by Crestline Investors.

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  3. Texas Municipal taps Albourne as real-return, absolute-return consultant

    trueTexas Municipal Retirement System hired Albourne America as its first real-return and absolute-return consultant.

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  4. Warburg Pincus closes $4 billion energy fund

    trueWarburg Pincus closed its latest private equity fund, the $4 billion Warburg Pincus Energy Fund, surpassing its $3 billion target and hitting its hard cap.

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  5. Oklahoma Police earmarks $50 million for real estate, private equity

    trueOklahoma Police Pension & Retirement System committed a total of $50 million to three alternatives managers.

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  6. New Hampshire commits to co-investments with BlackRock, terminates PIMCO

    trueNew Hampshire Retirement System, Concord, committed $150 million to a private equity co-investment strategy managed by BlackRock Private Equity Partners. The pension fund also terminated PIMCO from a $200 million active domestic core-plus fixed-income portfolio.

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  7. Private real estate returns 2.63% in third quarter

    truePrivate real estate returned 2.63% in the third quarter, as measured by the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries Property index. The return was made up of a 1.31% income return and a 1.32% appreciation return.

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  8. 'Amazing' problems hit in one week

    trueGlobal equity market volatility in mid-October might have left the worst burn marks since 2008 on many hedge funds, but the stress has created performance dispersion that will help investors better distinguish producers of true alpha.

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  9. DDR likes to partner with large managers

    trueIt's not just funds-of-funds firms that are increasingly combining with REITs and other operating partners to invest in properties.

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  10. Managers more serious about compliance

    truePrivate equity and hedge fund managers, prodded by their institutional clients, are taking compliance more seriously as federal examiners and enforcers up their game targeting practices they say put investors at a disadvantage.

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  11. Corrections for Oct. 27, 2014

    trueInland Institutional Capital Partners is the deal-making subsidiary of Inland Group and has arranged $5 billion worth of deals. Inland Group has $16.4 billion in real estate assets under management. Incorrect information was in the page 3 story “PIMCO upheaval opens doors for real assets firms” in ...

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  12. Pyramis: U.S. investors have different take on alternatives than Europe, Asia

    trueU.S. institutional investors' views on investing in alternatives has diverged from their investing brethren in Europe and Asia, said a new survey by Pyramis Global Advisors.

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  13. Real estate managers back over $1 trillion again

    trueThis year's survey for the first time asked about assets managed for defined contribution plans. Managers of REITs ran $15.1 billion for defined contribution plans, accounting for 13.2% of REIT managers' total assets managed for U.S. tax-exempt clients.

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  14. Managers alter models to keep their investors happy

    trueReal estate managers are tweaking their models, turning to joint ventures and other arrangements with asset owners and operators to generate capital and deal flow.

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