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Man Group to add leveraged loan manager Silvermine Capital to stable
trueMan Group agreed to acquire Stamford, Conn.-based leveraged loan manager Silvermine Capital Management, the latest of four deals to expand its presence in the U.S.
BlueBay Asset Management adds emerging markets portfolio manager
trueJana Velebova joined global fixed income and credit specialist BlueBay Asset Management as an emerging markets portfolio manager.
HFR: New hedge fund launches slow in Q3
trueNew hedge fund launches totaled 240 in the third quarter of 2014, the lowest since the third quarter a year ago, according to a release by Hedge Fund Research.
Illinois Teachers taps new real estate consultant, makes several new hires, commitments
trueIllinois Teachers' Retirement System hired Courtland Partners as consultant for its $5.7 billion real estate portfolio at a board meeting Thursday.
Kern County committee recommends hedge fund investment, terminating Neuberger Berman
trueKern County Employees' Retirement Association made a direct hedge fund investment of $17 million with quantitative equity market-neutral manager Menta Capital.
Maryland earmarks $904 million in recent months
trueMaryland State Retirement & Pension System committed $404 million to private equity in recent months, and hired other managers to run $500 million in hedge fund, absolute-return and real-return strategies.
Goldman once again tops list of prime brokers
trueGoldman Sachs remains the top pick for hedge funds and investment firms as their main prime broker, with 27% of respondents, followed by Morgan Stanley (17%) and J.P. Morgan (8%). The data are from Eze Castle Integration's annual global hedge fund technology benchmark study for 2014; there were 194 ...
Ohio Public Employees goes with Aksia as hedge fund consultant
trueOhio Public Employees’ Retirement System hired Aksia as hedge fund consultant.
Lakeland, Fla., signs with 3 funds of funds
trueLakeland (Fla.) Retirement System made three new commitments totaling $37.5 million.
Baltimore City Fire & Police moving toward direct hedge fund investments
trueBaltimore City Fire & Police Employees’ Retirement System next week will take its next step toward direct hedge fund investment at the expense of its current funds-of-funds lineup.
San Francisco City & County dials back proposed hedge fund allocation to 5%
trueSan Francisco City & County Employees' Retirement System Chief Investment Officer William Coaker's controversial plan to invest 15% of the pension plan's assets in hedge funds is dead.
New Mexico PERA launches market-neutral portable alpha search
trueNew Mexico Public Employees Retirement Association launched a search for a manager to run a new market-neutral portable alpha portfolio of between $300 million and $500 million.
Mesirow Advanced Strategies names strategy head of hedged equity
trueDaniel Freel was promoted to strategy head of hedged equity at Mesirow Advanced Strategies, replacing Terra Fuller, who left to become director of research in Pritzker Group’s asset management unit.
Hedge fund investor group releases latest best practices principles
trueAlignment of Interests Association, Austin, Texas, on Tuesday released the latest version of its hedge fund best practices manifesto, including guidelines designed to better align the interests of asset owners and hedge fund managers.
Milwaukee County Employees to launch hedge fund searches
trueMilwaukee County Employees’ Retirement System authorized separate searches for managers of long/short equity funds of funds to manage a total of $120 million and hedged equity to manage $60 million.