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  1. Private equity fans prepare for leaner times

    truePrivate equity investors and managers are attempting to position their portfolios for a period of lower returns in some sectors and of global economic uncertainty without quantitative easing, if the lively discussions at The Pension Bridge's The Private Equity Exclusive conference in Chicago on ...

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  1. NYSTRS private equity returns by strategy

    trueNew York State Teachers' Retirement System reported this week its assets increased 12.8% for the fiscal year ended June 30.

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  2. 2 pension funds focusing on smaller private equity funds

    trueState of Wisconsin Investment Board is investing in smaller private equity managers

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  3. Cook County mulls fund-of-funds investment, other changes

    trueCook County Annuity & Benefit Fund's investment committee recommended the $8.8 billion pension fund commit $35 million to Muller & Monroe Asset Management PEFF II, a private equity fund of funds.

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  4. Texas Employees not ruling out private equity funds of funds

    trueEmployees Retirement System of Texas may consider investing in fund of funds, possibly for its emerging manager portfolio, said Sharmila Chatterjee Kassam, chief of staff, investment division for the $26 billion pension fund.

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  5. Co-investing entering new arena: Hedge funds

    trueInstitutional investors increasingly are translating co-investment experience in private equity, real estate, infrastructure and energy funds to their hedge fund portfolios.

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  6. Private equity managers hope to benefit from trends in Asia

    trueA growing number of business founders in Asia who traditionally restricted private equity firms to minority partner status have begun, selectively, to let them take controlling stakes in their companies.

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  7. HarbourVest adds real assets principal

    trueMichael Dean joined HarbourVest Partners, an alternative investment firm that invests on the secondary market, as a principal focusing on real assets, said Laura Thaxter, principal, in an e-mail.

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  8. Adams Street Partners CIO to resign

    trueHanneke Smits, chief investment officer and head of the primary team at private equity fund-of-funds manager Adams Street Partners, is leaving the firm.

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  9. Private Advisors adds pair for real assets, co-investments

    trueZac McCarroll and Richard Wiltshire were named managing directors at Private Advisors, a spokeswoman said.

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  10. Private equity director joins Black Diamond

    trueSamuel Farahnak was named director of private equity at Black Diamond Capital Management.

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  11. Summit Partners closes middle-market credit fund at $1 billion

    trueSummit Partners closed its second middle-market credit fund with $1 billion in total capital, surpassing its $750 million fundraising target and reaching its hard cap, spokeswoman Susan Barr said in an e-mail.

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  12. Littlejohn private equity fund hits $2 billion hard cap

    trueLittlejohn & Co. closed its Littlejohn Fund V, a middle-market private equity fund with $2 billion, the fund’s hard cap, said spokesman Chris Tofalli, in an e-mail.

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  13. Louisiana Teachers earmarks $200 million to 3 managers

    trueLouisiana Teachers’ Retirement System, Baton Rouge, made three new commitments totaling up to $200 million, said Dana Brown, director of public markets.

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