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  1. Texas County & District commits $17 million to venture capital fund

    trueTexas County & District Retirement System committed $17 million to OpenView Venture Partners IV, a venture capital fund that invests in technology, software and Internet companies.

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  1. Cambridge Associates: Global developed private equity lags public counterpart, while emerging markets PE outperforms public markets in 2013

    truePrivate equity and venture capital firms that invest primarily in developed markets outside the United States returned 16.3% in 2013, as measured by the Cambridge Associates LLC Global ex-U.S. Developed Markets Private Equity and Venture Capital index. The MSCI EAFE index, by comparison, returned ...

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  2. Venture capital returns 4.9% in first quarter of 2014

    trueVenture capital returned 4.9% in the three months ended March 31, as measured by the Cambridge Associates Venture Capital index. The index outpaced the Russell 2000 by 380 basis points and the large-cap Russell 1000 by 290 basis points.

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  3. 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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  4. Canaan Partners turns pun into fun

    trueWhat do private equity executives do when their 27-year old firm is misunderstood? If the firm is Canaan Partners, you let it go to the dogs.

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  5. 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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  6. Venture capital investments leap in 2nd quarter — 2 reports

    trueU.S. venture capital firms invested $13 billion in 1,114 deals in the second quarter, a 34% increase in capital invested from the first quarter and up 81% from the second quarter of 2013, The MoneyTree Report shows.

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  7. Largest venture capital funds raised in Q2

    trueSeventy-six U.S. venture capital funds closed on $7.4 billion during the second quarter of 2014, according to Dow Jones VentureSource's latest report released Thursday.

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  8. First SEC case on pay-to-play sends a message

    trueThe first enforcement case brought under the SEC's pay-to-play rules has increased awareness of the extent of the regulations, and their impact on managers and investors.

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  9. Rhode Island commits to venture capital fund of funds

    trueRhode Island State Investment Commission committed up to $25 million to Industry Ventures Partnership Holdings III, a fund of funds that invests in venture partnerships and early secondary sales of venture capital funds.

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  10. SEC settles first case under pay-to-play rules

    trueTL Ventures Inc. will pay $300,000 to settle “pay-to-play” charges announced Friday by the SEC.

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  11. The growing investment melting pot

    trueThe increasingly blurry lines between alternative investment classes — as well as between those investments and traditional stocks and bonds — have some managers predicting the term “alternative investments” will no longer exist.

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  12. Texas County & District commits $65 million

    trueTexas County & District Retirement System, Austin, committed a total of $65 million to one private equity fund and one venture capital fund.

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  13. CPPIB stands to gain from Alibaba's $20 Billion IPO

    trueCanada Pension Plan Investment Board's first direct investment in China is poised to yield huge rewards with the initial public offering of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

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