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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.
A look at the highest-yielding stocks in the Alerian MLP index
trueAs credit and leveraged loan spreads continue to compress, master limited partnership search and hire activity has increased among institutional investors.
Pensacola General Employees taps 2 U.S. large-cap equity managers
truePensacola (Fla.) General Employees' Pension Fund hired Fiduciary Management Associates and Vulcan Value Partners to run $5 million each in active domestic large-cap growth equities.
Master limited partnerships positioned to benefit from rising U.S. energy production
trueThere is no denying master limited partnerships have had a good run in recent years. A unique asset class in the investment landscape, MLPs are defined by the legal requirement that they derive most of their cash flows from real estate, natural resources and commodities. One of the key advantages ...
New Mexico Educational picks energy fund; preps asset allocation review
trueNew Mexico Educational Retirement Board committed $30 million to Five Point Capital Midstream Fund II, a midstream energy fund managed by Five Point Capital Partners.
Kentucky Teachers allocates $60 million to NGP Energy fund
trueKentucky Teachers' Retirement System, Frankfort, committed a total of $60 million to NGP Natural Resources XI, a private equity fund managed by NGP Energy Capital Management, at its May 22 investment committee meeting, said Gary Harbin, executive secretary.
Infrastructure, buyouts see big jumps
trueInfrastructure was one of the fastest growing non-credit alternative investment asset classes, up nearly 72% to $10.8 billion in the 12 months ended Dec. 31, according to Pensions & Investments' annual survey of managers of U.S. institutional, tax-exempt assets.