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  1. El Paso County makes first private equity commitment

    trueEl Paso County Retirement Plan approved a new 5% allocation to private equity and committed to Private Advisors as its first private equity manager.

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  1. CalPERS commits $4.5 billion to private equity across 17 opportunities in FY 2014

    trueCalPERS committed $4.47 billion to 12 private equity funds and five co-investment opportunities in the fiscal year ended June 30.

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  2. Illinois Municipal commits to European funds

    trueIllinois Municipal Retirement Fund committed a total of up to $124 million to two non-U.S. private equity managers.

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  3. Orchid Asia closes sixth China growth capital fund at US$920 million

    trueOrchid Asia Group Management announced Thursday the hard close of Orchid Asia VI, the Hong Kong-based firm's sixth China private equity growth capital fund, at US$920 million.

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  4. MassPRIM preps private equity consultant search

    trueMassachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management Board, Boston, will search for a private equity consultant, according to a board meeting summary.

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  5. JMI Equity closes 8th fund at $1 billion

    trueJMI Equity closed its latest private equity fund JMI Equity Fund VIII at $1 billion, besting its $900 million fundraising target, a JMI spokeswoman said.

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  6. Texas Employees sets 2015 tactical plan for alternatives

    trueTexas Employees Retirement System will invest in up to four new hedge funds in the next fiscal year, which begins Sept. 1.

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  7. Montana Board of Investment signs 5 fund managers

    trueMontana Board of Investments, Helena, made a total of $95 million in alternatives commitments, said materials prepared for the Aug. 19-20 board meeting.

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  8. Arizona State Retirement earmarks $90 million to 2 funds

    trueArizona State Retirement System, Phoenix, committed $50 million to Veritas Capital Fund V, a middle-market private equity fund managed by Veritas Capital Fund Management, investment committee meeting materials said.

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  9. TPG entices investors to $10 billion fund with fee discounts

    trueTPG Capital is offering investors discounts on management fees as it tries to raise a $10 billion buyout fund after investing in soured deals including TXU Corp. and Washington Mutual Inc.

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  10. HKMA's head of direct investments for private equity, real estate departs

    trueHuh Yong-Hak stepped down on July 23 as head of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority's direct investments in private equity and real estate.

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  11. Cambridge Associates: Global developed private equity lags public counterpart, while emerging markets PE outperforms public markets in 2013

    truePrivate equity and venture capital firms that invest primarily in developed markets outside the United States returned 16.3% in 2013, as measured by the Cambridge Associates LLC Global ex-U.S. Developed Markets Private Equity and Venture Capital index. The MSCI EAFE index, by comparison, returned ...

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  12. Some perceive warning signs in secondaries

    trueA huge number of exits, and the record amount of dry powder secondary investors hold, are driving up private equity secondary market prices, raising concerns about what the future holds.

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  13. San Francisco City & County commits $50 million

    trueSan Francisco City & County Employees' Retirement System committed up to $50 million to Hellman & Friedman Capital Partners VIII at its meeting Wednesday.

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