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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 ...
Blackstone Energy Partners II raises $4.5 billion
trueBlackstone Group has begun investing capital from its second energy fund, Blackstone Energy Partners II, which is “effectively closed” with $4.5 billion.
Texas Teachers to expand principal investments
trueTeacher Retirement System of Texas officials plan an all-out campaign to make the $132 billion pension fund more attractive to the world's choicest — and biggest — principal investment opportunities.
Texas Teachers crafting strategic plan for 2015 oil, energy investments
trueTexas Teacher Retirement System is developing a strategic investment plan for oil and energy this year.
Government subsidies are a deal-breaker for clean energy investors
trueOne factor holding back widespread investment in clean technology is the need for government subsidies.
Clean tech loses power in energy portfolios
trueOnce positioned to be a star of investors' portfolios, clean technology has been reduced to bit-part status, morphing into an opportunistic investment in a broader energy infrastructure strategy.
Dollar surge likely to reverse when oil bottoms
trueLast year, I focused on several cross-market correlations, which worked very well. The price of a barrel of Brent crude oil has been highly correlated with the inverse of the trade-weighted dollar in recent years, and especially last year. Now that the price of oil may be stabilizing around $50, ...
Orange County commits $175 million to 2 energy market dislocation strategies
trueOrange County Employees Retirement System provisionally committed $175 million to managers for custom credit strategies designed to take advantage of energy markets dislocation opportunities, which are open to other public pension funds for investment.
Texas Teachers commits $2.36 billion
trueTexas Teacher Retirement System, Austin, committed a total of $2.36 billion to 16 private market funds and co-investment vehicles in the quarter ended Dec. 31, a transaction report provided to Pensions & Investments showed.
U.S. oil and natural gas rigs down 8.1% from a year ago
trueThe number of oil and natural gas rigs operating in the U.S. is down 8.1% from a year ago, according to weekly data released by Baker Hughes Inc. As of Friday, 1,633 rigs were operating in the U.S., down from 1,777 a year ago.
Ruble, ruble, oil and trouble
trueIt's natural to wonder if, like the three witches in Macbeth, the year's events are harbingers for additional strife and trouble. However, if one were to heed the negative headlines and "pack it in" for 2015, one is likely to miss the opportunities that currently present themselves as fear ...
Norfolk County Retirement looking for energy private equity manager
trueNorfolk County Retirement System, Canton, Mass., is searching for an energy private equity manager to run about $15 million.
Real estate investors ramping up risk, moving from commingled funds
trueReal estate investors are investing in riskier properties while accepting lower returns and longer periods of illiquidity or lockup periods, said speakers Wednesday at IMN's 12th Annual Winter Forum on Real Estate Opportunity & Private Fund Investing Conference in Laguna Beach, Calif.
Kansas Public Employees charts currency overlay search, commits $240 million
trueKansas Public Employees Retirement System will issue an RFP for a firm to provide currency overlay management services in the second half of 2015.
Pension funds, asset owners file BP shareholder proposal on climate change risk
trueA group of more than 150 global pension funds and other assets owners on Wednesday co-filed a shareholders proposal at BP PLC, calling for the company to assess and manage the risk of climate change on its business, including reforming executive compensation incentives, said members of the ...