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  1. Landmark Partners closes $1.6 billion secondary real estate fund

    trueLandmark Partners closed its Landmark Real Estate Fund VII at $1.6 billion, the private equity and real estate money manager, company spokeswoman Emily-Jane Finigan said in an e-mail.

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  2. Cambridge: Larger co-investments may mean fewer losses but fewer big wins

    trueIn a research note published Tuesday, Cambridge Associates says investors need to “consider how different types of investments may perform differently,” when evaluating private equity co-investments. The most likely co-investment opportunities typically produce consistent returns, but are less ...

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  3. Shadow banking could become a risk to financial system — conference speaker

    trueThe shadow banking sector — which includes hedge funds and private equity funds — has the potential of being a risk to the financial system, said John Taft, CEO of RBC Wealth Management-U.S.

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  4. Good returns offer foundations breathing room

    truePrivate foundations are enjoying several years of good returns for their investment portfolios, allowing them to focus more on the things that other institutions do, such as diversifying their investments and looking at outsourcing.

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  5. Denmark's ATP returns 6% in first quarter on Danish equity gains

    trueATP, Hilleroed, Denmark, returned 6% in the first quarter of 2015, boosted by record returns on Danish equities, the pension fund announced Thursday.

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  6. Mercer's Asia-Pacific private equity manager research chief departs

    trueRay King, a Melbourne-based partner with Mercer Investments and head of private equity manager research for the Asia-Pacific region, is leaving the firm amid a global restructuring.

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  7. Vermont approves HarbourVest commitment, gives $100 million back to PIMCO

    trueVermont Pension Investment Committee is committing $50 million to HarbourVest Fund Partners X, a private equity fund of funds.

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  8. Managers not diversifying fast enough from 'pale, male and stale' — CalSTRS' Ailman

    trueLess than 5% of venture capital general partners are women, a percentage that has lingered over the past 20 years, said Sharon Vosmek, CEO of Astia, who moderated a sparsely attended panel titled “Women: Key Players in High-Growth Investment Strategies” at the Milken Institute Global Conference in ...

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  9. Reports of private equity's death are greatly exaggerated

    trueWith so much going on in the markets — quantitative easing abroad, continuing calls for belt-tightening here, the kickoff to the presidential sweepstakes, a rising dollar, the collapse in oil prices — perhaps it's not surprising some pundits are proclaiming the death of private equity as an asset ...

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  10. Former Blue Point Capital Partners vice president rejoins firm as principal

    truestrong>Brian Castleberry is rejoining private equity firm Blue Point Capital Partners as a principal in the firm’s Charlotte office.

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  11. Los Angeles County putting $200 million in Blackstone Capital Partners VII

    trueLos Angeles County Employees Retirement Association committed up to $200 million to buyout fund Blackstone Capital Partners VII.

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  12. Austin Firefighters commits $15 million to private equity fund of funds

    trueAustin (Texas) Firefighters Relief & Retirement Fund committed $15 million to FLAG Private Equity VI.

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  13. North Carolina launches second in-state private equity fund

    trueNorth Carolina Treasurer Janet Cowell announced Wednesday the launch of a second innovation fund that will invest in North Carolina-centered companies.

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  14. Alaska Retirement commits $92 million to 5 funds

    trueAlaska Retirement Management Board committed a total of $91.8 million to five private equity funds.

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