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Korea's MMAA commits A$43 million to Australian infrastructure fund
trueKorea's 8.3 trillion won (US$8.1 billion) Military Mutual Aid Association committed A$43 million (US$40 million) to The Infrastructure Fund.
Hedge fund manager Winton Capital making headway with long-only strategy
trueNorth American investors are helping Winton Capital Management Ltd. make progress — albeit slowly — toward its founder's goal of becoming a $100 billion company.
Paladin hires senior analyst for Latin America
trueDaniel Sklar was named senior analyst at Paladin Realty Partners, said Alex J. Stockham, spokesman.
Ontario Teachers chooses VP for infrastructure
trueKen Manget was named vice president of infrastructure at the C$140.8 billion (US$131.1 billion) Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Toronto.
CPPIB buys into Belgian parking lot company
trueCanada Pension Plan Investment Board, Toronto, will acquire a 39% stake in Brussels-based European parking lot manager Interparking for €376 million ($508 million).
Farmland returns decline in second quarter
trueThe National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries index returned 1.73% in the second quarter, a decline from 2.41% in the first quarter and down from 1.97% in the second quarter of 2013.
Co-investing entering new arena: Hedge funds
trueInstitutional investors increasingly are translating co-investment experience in private equity, real estate, infrastructure and energy funds to their hedge fund portfolios.
Canaan Partners turns pun into fun
trueWhat do private equity executives do when their 27-year old firm is misunderstood? If the firm is Canaan Partners, you let it go to the dogs.
Beefing up fiduciary oversight
trueInstitutional asset owners must make more of an effort to peel back the layers of complexity to deal with the fiduciary issues surrounding non-traded investments, including private equity and real estate.
Private equity managers hope to benefit from trends in Asia
trueA growing number of business founders in Asia who traditionally restricted private equity firms to minority partner status have begun, selectively, to let them take controlling stakes in their companies.
J.P. Morgan's head of OECD infrastructure equity leaves to start own firm
trueMark Weisdorf has left J.P. Morgan Asset Management where he was portfolio manager and head of OECD infrastructure equity to start his own infrastructure investment firm.
Texas Permanent commits $225 million to 3 real estate funds
trueTexas State Board of Education approved the recommendation of its finance committee to commit a total of $225 million to three real estate managers from the $30.2 billion Texas Permanent School Fund, Austin.
Common Sense Investment names new CEO and CIO
trueJonathan Gane was named CEO and Scott Thompson, chief investment officer, at hedge funds-of-funds manager Common Sense Investment Management, spokesman Jason Lahita said.
HarbourVest adds real assets principal
trueMichael Dean joined HarbourVest Partners, an alternative investment firm that invests on the secondary market, as a principal focusing on real assets, said Laura Thaxter, principal, in an e-mail.
Venture capital investments leap in 2nd quarter — 2 reports
trueU.S. venture capital firms invested $13 billion in 1,114 deals in the second quarter, a 34% increase in capital invested from the first quarter and up 81% from the second quarter of 2013, The MoneyTree Report shows.