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Denver pension fund commits $25 million to private equity fund
Denver Employees Retirement Plan committed $25 million to EIG Energy Fund XVI, a private energy fund managed by EIG Global Energy Partners.
Montgomery County Employees picks Aberdeen, Albourne America
Montgomery County Employees' Retirement System, Rockville, Md., hired Aberdeen Asset Management to run $125 million in active global equity and Albourne America as hedge fund consultant, and committed $29 million to private equity in the three months ended March 31.
Westfield Contributory shopping for private equity manager
Westfield (Mass.) Contributory Retirement System is searching for one or more private equity managers to run a total of $10 million to $15 million.
Phoenix pension fund eyes new asset allocation
Phoenix City Employees' Retirement System may soon adopt a new asset allocation that creates new targets to absolute return and private equity, confirmed Greg Fitchet, investment manager for the $2 billion pension fund.
Highland Capital taps PE veteran to lead Seoul office
Jun Park joined the Seoul office of alternatives investment firm Highland Capital Management as director of business development for Korea, a spokesman confirmed Tuesday.
Kansas Public Employees commits to Apollo Global private equity fund
Kansas Public Employees Retirement System, Topeka, committed up to $60 million to Apollo Investment Fund VIII, a private equity buyout fund managed by Apollo Global Management.
New Jersey plans searches in at least 4 asset classes
New Jersey Division of Investment, Trenton, plans to search in fiscal year 2014 for more high-yield, emerging markets, private equity and real estate managers, and possibly a hedge funds-of-funds manager focused on small global macro and managed futures managers.
Ohio PERS commits to HgCapital private equity fund
Ohio Public Employees Retirement System committed $200 million to HgCapital 7.
LACERA picks Heitman, Clarion and Stockbridge for real estate
Los Angeles County Employees' Retirement Association, Pasadena, Calif., committed $200 million each to Heitman, Clarion Partners and Stockbridge Capital Group for real estate separate accounts, said John McClelland, principal investment officer-real estate at the $41.7 billion pension fund, in an
ING not a bellwether for asset manager IPOs
Money manager IPO activity should be strong this year, despite the pricing of the May 2 ING U.S. initial public offering below its initial range.
PineBridge Investments adds CIO for Middle East, North Africa and Turkey
Wael Aburida has joined PineBridge Investments as chief investment officer, leading its Middle East, North Africa and Turkey team.
Holyoke Retirement System on lookout for private equity manager
Holyoke (Mass.) Retirement System issued an RFP for a private equity firm to manage $8 million to $12 million.
Milwaukee City plan selects Abbott Capital Management
Milwaukee City Employes' Retirement System committed $35 million to Abbott Private Equity Partnership AP 2013 fund, managed by Abbott Capital Management.
Will giant TXU LBO become a distressed debt deal?
Energy Future Holdings Corp., the company formerly known as TXU Corp., is morphing from the largest LBO ever to what could be an enormous distressed debt buying opportunity.
Stars are aligning for resurgence of buyout boom
Cheap debt and easy loan terms like those available now typically set the stage for the return of the megaleveraged buyouts, but market participants are divided over what kinds of opportunities are likely to arise.