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  1. Hamden Employees seeks small-cap, large-cap and real estate managers

    trueHamden (Conn.) Employees’ Retirement Plan is searching for a domestic small-cap core equity manager to run about $8 million, and domestic large-cap core equity and core or core-plus real estate managers to each run about $16 million.

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  2. Blue Sky Alternative Investments taps new leader for its hedge fund business

    trueNeil Power joined Blue Sky Alternative Investments in Sydney as managing director of the firm's hedge fund division.

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  3. Wider implications of oil prices

    trueWith the rapid decline and ongoing volatility in oil prices, investors will already have a sense of how the parts of their portfolios directly exposed to energy have responded, but it is also important to consider the broader investment repercussions for parts of the portfolio that are indirectly ...

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  4. Gryphon Investors hires former chairman of New Jersey State Investment Council

    trueRobert E. Grady will join private equity firm Gryphon Investors as a partner on March 2, a new position.

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  5. PennPSERS makes $485 million in commitments to 4 private equity funds

    truePennsylvania Public School Employees’ Retirement System committed a total of about $485 million to four private equity funds, documents from the $52 billion pension fund show.

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  6. Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission lands GTAA, hedge fund-of-funds, real estate managers

    truePennsylvania Turnpike Commission hired three managers to run global tactical asset allocation, hedge fund-of-funds and real estate strategies for its $300 million retiree medical trust.

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  7. Frank Fabozzi honored by CFA Institute Research Foundation award

    trueFrank J. Fabozzi received the CFA Institute Research Foundation's James R. Vertin Award, recognizing individuals whose research is “notable for its relevance and enduring value to investment professionals."

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  8. Pensions Infrastructure Platform recruiting for investment team

    truePensions Infrastructure Platform, an organization designed to give pension funds greater access to infrastructure projects in the U.K., is currently recruiting to build its in-house investment team.

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  9. Oklahoma Police commits to 3 private equity funds

    trueOklahoma Police Pension & Retirement System approved a total of $22.5 million in private equity commitments.

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  10. Baring Private Equity Asia closes sixth fund at $4 billion, 60% higher than Fund V

    trueBaring Private Equity Asia closed its Baring Asia Private Equity Fund VI at about $4 billion, a record amount for the Hong Kong-based firm and up 60% from the prior fund it closed in 2011.

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  11. BlackRock adds managing director to European real estate business

    trueThomas Muller joined BlackRock as managing director and portfolio manager within its European real estate business.

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  12. Denver Employees slates $25 million for real estate debt fund

    trueDenver Employees Retirement Plan committed $25 million to Contrarian Distressed Real Estate Debt Fund III, managed by Contrarian Capital Management.

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  13. El Paso fire and police plan commits to Insight Venture Partners co-investment fund

    trueEl Paso (Texas) Firemen & Policemen Pension Fund committed $8 million to Insight Venture Partners Growth-Buyout Co-Investment Fund, pending legal review.

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  14. Activist hedge fund assets increase 269% over last 5 years — AIMA paper

    trueAssets managed by activist hedge funds increased 269% to about $120 billion in the five years ended Dec. 31, said estimates from Hedge Fund Research, in a new paper released Tuesday by the Alternative Investment Management Association.

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