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Texas Municipal taps Albourne as real-return, absolute-return consultant
trueTexas Municipal Retirement System hired Albourne America as its first real-return and absolute-return consultant.
'Amazing' problems hit in one week
trueGlobal equity market volatility in mid-October might have left the worst burn marks since 2008 on many hedge funds, but the stress has created performance dispersion that will help investors better distinguish producers of true alpha.
Managers more serious about compliance
truePrivate equity and hedge fund managers, prodded by their institutional clients, are taking compliance more seriously as federal examiners and enforcers up their game targeting practices they say put investors at a disadvantage.
Evanston Capital Management names business development head
trueLance Donenberg was named principal and head of strategic business development at hedge funds-of-funds manager Evanston Capital Management.
HFR: Hedge fund assets reach another record despite down quarter
trueHedge fund assets in aggregate received just enough net inflows and investment returns to reach a new industry high of $2.8 trillion as of Sept. 30, data from Hedge Fund Research showed.
SEC picks hedge fund expert as OCIE deputy director
trueMarc Wyatt was named deputy director of the SEC’s office of compliance inspections and examinations, the agency announced Monday.
Global, diversified managers in best position moving forward — report
trueImprovements in technology and regulatory reform have made geographical constraints even less of an issue in terms of capital management, resulting in the asset management industry becoming more global, a recent report by Goldman Sachs said.
Austin Police narrows hedge fund-of-funds search to 2 finalists
trueAustin (Texas) Police Retirement System named two finalists in its search for a hedge fund-of-funds manager to run approximately $30 million, said Sampson Jordan, CEO of the $622 million pension fund, in an e-mail.
TCW expands alternatives marketing team
trueWilliam Lloyd has joined TCW Group as managing director and head of alternatives marketing and Joseph Quinn joined as head of alternative marketing, said company spokesman Doug Morris on Thursday.
SEC enforcement sets record in FY 2014
trueThe Securities and Exchange Commission filed a record 755 enforcement actions in fiscal year 2014 that led to $4.16 billion in disgorgement and penalties, according to preliminary figures released by the agency Thursday.
Germany's BVK favors buyout, hedge funds
trueGermany’s biggest public pension fund plans to invest more in private equity and hedge funds and reduce its bond holdings as low interest rates curb returns.
San Francisco pension fund puts off hedge fund vote
trueSan Francisco City & County Employees' Retirement System, amid a contentious board meeting, again put off a vote Wednesday on whether to allocate 15% of the pension fund's $20.1 billion to hedge funds.
Study shows returns of listed REITs beat other asset classes
trueReal estate investment trusts offered the highest net return of all asset classes for 900 corporate and public defined benefit plans between 1998 and 2011, says a soon-to-be-released study by research firm CEM Benchmarking Inc.
Alameda County Employees powers up Lighthouse for customized hedge fund of funds
trueAlameda County Employees' Retirement Association hired Lighthouse Investment Partners to run a $100 million hedge fund-of-funds portfolio.
Finisterre chooses head of credit research
trueChristopher Buck joined emerging markets hedge fund manager Finisterre Capital as head of credit research.