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  1. FHFA plans to kick REITs out of home-loan banks

    trueThe overseer of the Federal Home Loan Banks is planning changes to membership rules that would keep investment firms and lenders lacking customer deposits out of the U.S. government-chartered system.

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  2. Tennessee Consolidated keeps Townsend Group

    trueTennessee Department of the Treasury, Nashville, rehired Townsend Group as real estate consultant for the $40 billion Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System.

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  3. Illinois puts $1.1 billion to work right away

    trueTeachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois, Springfield, kicked off its 2015 fiscal year with investments and commitments totaling $1.1 billion and set the stage to tactically deploy at least another $1 billion with real estate and hedge fund managers.

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  4. Wyoming Retirement System signs private equity, hedge fund managers

    trueWyoming Retirement System committed $75 million to Oaktree Real Estate Debt Fund, a private real estate debt fund managed by Oaktree Capital Management.

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  5. Nebraska Investment Council earmarks $60 million for UBS real estate fund

    trueNebraska Investment Council committed $60 million to UBS Trumbull Property Income Fund, managed by UBS Realty Investors.

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  6. Illinois Teachers maps out 2015 real estate, hedge fund deployments

    trueIllinois Teachers' Retirement System plans to deploy a total of at least $1 billion with real estate and hedge fund managers in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015.

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  7. Greater Manchester Pension Fund picks LaSalle for £750 million allocation

    trueGreater Manchester Pension Fund hired LaSalle Investment Management to run a £750 million ($1.2 billion) real estate allocation.

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  8. Quebec's Caisse sells C$1.5 billion portfolio to Cominar REIT

    trueCominar Real Estate Investment Trust agreed to acquire a portfolio of 15 Quebec and Ontario properties from a subsidiary of the C$214.7 billion (US$197 billion) Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec for C$1.63 billion.

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  9. Marin County Employees adds $100 million to core real estate managers

    trueMarin County Employees’ Retirement Association approved $100 million total in additional commitments to existing core real estate managers.

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  10. Illinois Teachers launches real estate consultant search

    trueIllinois Teachers' Retirement System is searching for a specialist consultant for its $5.6 billion real estate portfolio.

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  11. Cook County pension fund seeks non-core real estate

    trueCook County Annuity & Benefit Fund issued an RFP for a non-core commingled real estate investment manager to run $60 million.

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  12. Norges Bank Investment Management restructures investment departments

    trueNorges Bank Investment Management has restructured its investment departments in line with a new strategy plan for Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global, Oslo, a spokesman said.

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  13. Texas Employees sets 2015 tactical plan for alternatives

    trueTexas Employees Retirement System will invest in up to four new hedge funds in the next fiscal year, which begins Sept. 1.

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  14. CalPERS' real estate consultant cautions the pension fund's investment committee

    trueCalPERS' real estate consultant warned fund officials must maintain their "disciplined approach" to underwriting in the "overheated market."

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