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Houston Municipal Employees commits to Quantum Energy fund
trueHouston Municipal Employees Pension System committed $20 million to Quantum Energy Partners VI.
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
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.
Funds join with Mercer to study climate change effects on asset allocation
trueInstitutional investors with combined assets of $1.5 trillion have partnered with Mercer to study the asset allocation implications of climate change, said a statement Monday from Mercer.
Rockefeller fund saying no to fossil fuels
trueRockefeller Brothers Fund, New York, has begun divesting its fossil-fuel holdings, said a statement Monday from the foundation.
Louisiana Teachers earmarks $100 million for Blackstone energy fund
trueLouisiana Teachers’ Retirement System committed $100 million to Blackstone Energy Partners II.
Illinois Teachers launches real estate consultant search
trueIllinois Teachers' Retirement System is searching for a specialist consultant for its $5.6 billion real estate portfolio.
Joint venture to make environmentally friendly investments in Asia
trueRobeco Institutional Asset Management will manage assets of a newly created private equity joint venture that will make investments in environmentally supportive, low-carbon projects throughout Asia.
Inflation protection — better to be safe, not sorry
trueSometimes it takes a crisis to make us all realize that, yes, inflation can always be lurking just over the horizon.
White House launches rural investment fund
trueThe White House launched a rural infrastructure investment fund Thursday as part of a public/private partnership to attract more investors to rural projects, including energy and infrastructure development.
Rhode Island Employees charges up MLP search
trueRhode Island Employees' Retirement System is searching for at least one manager to run up to $160 million in an unlevered, long-only portfolio of U.S. energy master limited partnerships and related securities for the $8.1 billion pension fund.
Carlyle carry funds rise 5% in second quarter
trueThe Carlyle Group said its carry fund valuations rose 5% during the second quarter of 2014, according to preliminary performance figures released Monday. Its portfolio is up 11% year to date, and up 20% in the 12 months ended June 30.
Fort Worth Employees narrows search for first MLP manager
trueFort Worth (Texas) Employees' Retirement Fund named four semifinalists in its search for a master limited partnership manager.
SEC files Wells notice against BlackRock
trueThe Securities and Exchange Commission is recommending that action be taken against BlackRock subsidiary BlackRock Advisors, an 8-K filing from BlackRock on Friday said.
First Reserve closes 2nd energy infrastructure fund at $2.5 billion
trueFirst Reserve closed its second energy infrastructure fund at its $2.5 billion hard cap, above its $2 billion fundraising target, said spokeswoman Julie Hamilton-Oakes, in an e-mail.