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Oklahoma endowment sets $5 million for energy fund
trueOklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Oklahoma City, committed $5 million to EnCap Flatrock Midstream Fund III for its $661 million endowment trust fund.
Arkansas Local Police and Fire earmarks combined $40 million for 2 funds
trueArkansas Local Police and Fire Retirement System, Little Rock, committed $20 million to KKR.
KKR expands energy, infrastructure team to Sydney, Singapore
trueTony Schultz has joined KKR & Co. in Sydney as a managing director on the alternative investment giant's global energy and infrastructure team.
KKR closes first energy fund
trueKKR closed its first dedicated energy fund, raising a total of $2 billion in KKR Energy Income and Growth Fund I and co-investment vehicles, exceeding its $1.5 billion target.
New opportunities in private equity secondary market
trueMoney managers are expanding their private equity secondary market investments to include infrastructure, real estate, energy and timber, ahead of what they expect to be a growing investment opportunity.
Investors scrutinizing high carbon emissions risk
trueExposure to companies with extensive fossil fuel reserves and companies with high carbon emissions ranks as the top concern among trends in environmental, social and governance issues, driving pension funds to examine the risks and to craft responses.
Louisiana Teachers commits to 2 private equity funds
trueLouisiana Teachers' Retirement System made two new private equity commitments totaling up to $125 million.
DB plan assets in alternatives growing slower
trueIlliquid real asset investment strategies, energy and distressed debt had the most growth among the non-hedge fund alternative investment strategies, in the year ended Sept. 30, according to the findings of Pensions & Investments' top 200 retirement plan survey.
San Antonio Fire & Police ropes 2 real asset funds
trueSan Antonio Fire & Police Pension Fund committed $20 million total to two real asset funds.
Consortium invests $250 million in Japanese solar plant project
truePartners Group and Equis Funds Group announced Monday the closing of a US$250 million investment to fund the construction of solar power plants in Japan.
Actis Capital closes 3rd emerging markets energy fund at $1.15 billion
trueActis Capital closed its third emerging markets energy fund oversubscribed at $1.15 billion.
Minnesota State Board chooses Permira, Energy Capital Partners funds
trueMinnesota State Board of Investment, St. Paul, committed €150 million ($203 million) to European private equity fund Permira V and $200 million to Energy Capital Partners III, which invests in the North American energy market.
The Fracking Dividend
trueFollowing the end of the Cold War, there was much talk about the coming Peace Dividend. It probably did contribute to growth during the 1990s, but then the 9/11 attacks led to America’s wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Now we can look forward to the Fracking Dividend. It is already having a dramatic ...
Dallas Police & Fire sets aside $35 million for natural gas infrastructure fund
trueDallas Police & Fire Pension System on Thursday committed up to $35 million to Natural Gas Infrastructure Investors, managed by Hunt Investment Management.
Steps to deal with emerging risks of stranded assets
trueChanges in environmental regulations and technologies could quickly erode the value of assets in various sectors including energy and real estate. Ben Caldecott, a professor at Oxford University, offers steps to deal with emerging risks of so-called "stranded assets."