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  1. Woburn, Mass., seeks private equity co-investment

    trueWoburn (Mass.) Retirement System is searching for a private equity manager to run up to $5 million.

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  2. Study shows returns of listed REITs beat other asset classes

    trueReal estate investment trusts offered the highest net return of all asset classes for 900 corporate and public defined benefit plans between 1998 and 2011, says a soon-to-be-released study by research firm CEM Benchmarking Inc.

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  3. CalPERS gives OK to increase commitments to 3 managers

    trueCalPERS' investment committee has cleared the way for the pension fund's private equity staff to make more investments with its three largest private equity partners, Apollo Global Management, Carlyle Group and Blackstone Group, allowing billions of dollars more to go to the private equity giants.

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  4. Private equity performance not dictated by how fast capital called — study

    truePrivate equity funds that called a greater percentage of capital than other funds in the same vintage year did not outperform their peers, a new study shows.

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  5. Appetite for yield is driving demand for real estate, say panelists

    trueThe hunt for yield is driving global investors' interest in adding real estate to their portfolios and creating selling opportunities for holders of core property portfolios, said speakers at the Pension Real Estate Association's 24th Annual Institutional Investor Real Estate Conference at the ...

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  6. Preqin: Private equity fundraising slows in Q3

    trueAccording to preliminary figures released this week, Preqin said 185 private equity funds closed on $73 billion in capital during the third quarter. That amount was down 49% from the previous quarter and off 30.5% from the third quarter a year ago.

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  7. New Bedford Contributory searches for private equity secondaries and fund of funds

    trueNew Bedford (Mass.) Contributory Retirement System is seeking managers to run a total of about $20 million in a private equity secondaries portfolio and a private equity diversified fund of funds.

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  8. Blackstone closes Strategic Partners Fund VI at $4.4 billion

    trueBlackstone Group closed Strategic Partners Fund VI at its hard cap of $4.4 billion, exceeding its $3.5 billion fundraising target.

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  9. Nashville & Davidson County earmarks $255 million

    trueNashville (Tenn.) & Davidson County Metropolitan Government Employee Benefit Trust Fund made new commitments totaling $255 million.

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  10. Rhode Island puts $60 million in 2 private equity funds

    trueRhode Island State Investment Commission made two new private equity fund investments totaling up to $60 million.

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  11. Arizona Public Safety commits $355 million

    trueArizona Public Safety Personnel Retirement System made a total of up to $355 million in new commitments and co-investments.

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  12. UTIMCO ready to invest $1 billion in private equity real estate

    trueUniversity of Texas Investment Management Co. has $1 billion to invest in private equity real estate, said Bruce Zimmerman, UTIMCO’s CEO and chief investment officer, speaking Wednesday at the Pension Real Estate Association’s 24th Annual Institutional Investor Real Estate Conference at the Hyatt ...

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  13. Alaska Permanent commits $252 million to 9 managers

    trueAlaska Permanent Fund Corp. committed a total of about $252 million to nine private equity managers.

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  14. Nebraska Investment Council earmarks $85 million for 3 private equity funds

    trueNebraska Investment Council made three new commitments totaling $85 million.

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