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Real estate managers, investors turning to secondary markets — conference panel
trueReal estate money managers are looking to cities and regions they wouldn't have considered 12 months ago, said panelists speaking at IMN's 12th Annual Winter Forum on Real Estate Opportunity & Private Fund Investing in Laguna Beach, Calif.
Manchester, London pension funds partner to invest in U.K. infrastructure
trueGreater Manchester Pension Fund, Manchester, England, and London Pensions Fund Authority teamed up to commit up to £500 million ($755 million) to invest in infrastructure opportunities.
Kansas Public Employees charts currency overlay search, commits $240 million
trueKansas Public Employees Retirement System will issue an RFP for a firm to provide currency overlay management services in the second half of 2015.
Preqin: Alternatives assets under management rise 11% in 2014
trueAlternative investment managers worldwide experienced an 11% increase in assets under management in 2014 to an aggregate $6.9 trillion, recently released data from Preqin show.
Caisse enters agreement with Quebec to develop, manage infrastructure projects
trueA new agreement between Quebec and Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec calls for the Montreal-based money manager to develop and manage infrastructure assets for the province.
Bristol County Retirement System seeks open-end infrastructure manager
trueBristol County Retirement System, Taunton, Mass., is searching for a manager to run $20 million in open-end infrastructure.
Investment opportunities seen in urban expansion
trueAn unprecedented worldwide urban expansion is poised to create a massive investment opportunity, affecting everything from infrastructure and energy to agriculture as the percentage of the worldwide population living in cities rapidly increases.
Winners (and losers) of the oil price drop
trueIncreased volatility as a result of uncertainty about oil prices is something that should have active stock pickers gleeful.
Carlyle Group's carried interest fund valuations have tepid end to 2014
trueCarlyle Group’s preliminary valuations of the funds from which it earns carried interest increased 1% in the quarter and rose 15% in the year ended Dec. 31, down from an increase of 3% in the third quarter of 2014 and an increase of 19% for the 12 months ended Sept. 30.
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan increases stake in Birmingham Airport
trueOntario Teachers' Pension Plan increased its stake in Birmingham (U.K.) Airport to almost 50%.
OECD: Largest pension funds still slow on infrastructure despite higher alts allocations
trueInfrastructure investing activity remains low among the largest pension funds and public pension reserve funds worldwide, despite increased allocations to other alternative investments, a report from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development showed.
Maine Public Employees makes up to $185 million in commitments
trueMaine Public Employees Retirement System made three commitments totaling up to $185 million.
Tax change spurs £9 billion of commitments to U.K. private placements
trueSix money managers and insurers have announced around £9 billion ($14.1 billion) of commitments to U.K. infrastructure and other private placements in the U.K., following a change in tax treatment.
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.
Norway's Government Pension Fund Global weighs expanding into infrastructure
trueNorway moved a step closer to deciding whether its sovereign wealth fund will be allowed to broaden its investments to include infrastructure as part of a strategy to increase returns.