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  1. Arizona Public Safety allocates $458 million to 5 managers

    trueArizona Public Safety Personnel Retirement System approved a total of up to $458 million in commitments, direct investments and co-investments.

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  1. Norfolk County Retirement looking for energy private equity manager

    trueNorfolk County Retirement System, Canton, Mass., is searching for an energy private equity manager to run about $15 million.

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  2. PennSERS earmarks $50 million to Francisco Partners fund

    truePennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System committed up to $50 million to Francisco Partners IV, said Pamela Hile, spokeswoman for the $28 billion pension fund.

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  3. Landmark Partners closes 15th fund at $3.25 billion

    trueLandmark Partners closed its Landmark Equity Partners XV with $3.25 billion.

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  4. 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.

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  5. San Francisco City & County earmarks $50 million to American Securities fund

    trueSan Francisco City & County Employees’ Retirement System approved committing up to $50 million to a $5 billion buyout fund managed by American Securities.

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  6. San Francisco City & County names consultant finalists

    trueSan Francisco City & County Employees' Retirement System narrowed to four the list of candidates in its search for a general consultant.

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  7. Rhode Island commits to private equity, terminates hedge fund investment

    trueRhode Island State Investment Commission committed up to $110 million total to three private equity funds and terminated a $60 million hedge fund investment.

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  8. Forecasting capital calls proves challenging for pension funds

    trueA CalPERS-sponsored study on treasury management finds that only 38% of pension funds responding said they are confident in their ability to accurately forecast cash needs for private investments beyond 30 days.

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  9. Ex-CalPERS executive Villalobos facing corruption trial dies

    trueAlfred Villalobos, a former California Public Employees' Retirement System board member scheduled to stand trial next month for conspiracy and bribery charges, has died in a Nevada gun club.

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  10. TowerBrook selling 10% stake to Wafra Strategic Investors

    trueWafra Strategic Investors is buying a 10% passive interest in TowerBrook Capital Partners.

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  11. SEC prioritizes market risks for 2015, will continue to review private equity fees

    trueSEC compliance officials will spend 2015 focused on protecting retail investors' retirement savings and assessing market risks

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  12. American Securities raises $5 billion private equity fund in 4 months

    trueAmerican Securities closed its seventh and largest private equity fund, American Securities Partners VII, at $5 billion, which reached its hard cap and is well above its $4 billion fundraising target.

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  13. Louisiana Teachers commits $220 million to private equity, real estate

    trueLouisiana Teachers' Retirement System made four new commitments totaling up to $220 million.

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