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  1. Houston Municipal Employees commits to Quantum Energy fund

    trueHouston Municipal Employees Pension System committed $20 million to Quantum Energy Partners VI.

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  1. 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.

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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.

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  4. Louisiana Teachers earmarks $100 million for Blackstone energy fund

    trueLouisiana Teachers’ Retirement System committed $100 million to Blackstone Energy Partners II.

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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.

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  7. 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.

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  8. 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.

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  9. 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.

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  10. 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.

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  11. 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.

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  12. 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.

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  13. 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.

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