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  1. Maryland earmarks $904 million in recent months

    trueMaryland State Retirement & Pension System committed $404 million to private equity in recent months, and hired other managers to run $500 million in hedge fund, absolute-return and real-return strategies.

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  2. Arkansas Teachers commits $80 million, sets 2015 alts targets

    trueArkansas Teacher Retirement System committed up to $80 million total to three funds and approved alternatives investment goals for 2015.

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  3. Spanish bad bank hires Apollo, Cerberus, TPG to sell assets

    trueSpain’s bad bank chose investment firms Apollo Global Management, Cerberus Capital Management and TPG Capital Management to market real estate-linked assets valued at €41 billion ($51 billion).

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  4. Oregon Investment Council plots up to $2 billion in alts commitments, adopts ESG criteria

    trueOregon Investment Council, Tigard, which manages the $70 billion Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Salem, in 2015 expects to make $1.5 billion to $2 billion in commitments to its alternatives portfolio, which includes infrastructure, natural resources and hedge funds, said a report for its ...

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  5. PEGCC survey: More private equity executives think deal competition is increasing

    trueMore than half of private equity executives feel that competition for deals is increasing compared to the first half of the year, a survey by the trade group Private Equity Growth Capital Council shows.

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  6. San Francisco City & County dials back proposed hedge fund allocation to 5%

    trueSan Francisco City & County Employees' Retirement System Chief Investment Officer William Coaker's controversial plan to invest 15% of the pension plan's assets in hedge funds is dead.

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  7. NYPPEX: Limited partnership sales on the secondary market surge in 2014

    trueTotal sales of limited partnership interests on the private equity secondary markets are expected to grow 34% to $32.8 billion this year, while secondary direct investments — investments in companies — are expected to grow 54% to $19.2 billion, said preliminary estimates by NYPPEX, a global ...

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  8. Murrysville, Pa., calling for private equity fund-of-funds manager

    trueMurrysville (Pa.) Combined Pension Plan is seeking a private equity fund-of-funds manager to run approximately $2 million.

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  9. Ohio School Employees earmarks $110 million to 3 funds

    trueOhio School Employees Retirement System made three new commitments totaling $110 million.

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  10. New York State Common slates $50 million for Graycliff for in-state private equity

    trueThe New York State Common Retirement Fund, Albany, announced on Tuesday a $50 million commitment in New York-based companies via the fund’s in-state private equity investment program.

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  11. Hawaii Employees sets 2015 private equity goals

    trueHawaii Employees' Retirement System could commit between $250 million and $350 million to six to 10 private equity funds in 2015 as part of the pension fund's multiyear expansion of its private equity portfolio.

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  12. Private equity specialists shine

     

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  13. New York City promotes 2 to head of private equity, hedge funds

    trueAlex Done and Neil Messing were named head of private equity and head of hedge funds, respectively, at the bureau of asset management in the office of New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, said Eric Sumberg, Mr. Stringer's spokesman.

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  14. University of Michigan pledges $60 million to 3 funds

    trueUniversity of Michigan, Ann Arbor, committed a total of $60 million to three alternative investment funds.

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