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  1. 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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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Alibaba backer Wellcome Trust looking to sell venture fund stakes

    trueWellcome Trust, the world's second-largest medical charity and a backer of the Human Genome Project and Alibaba Group Holding, is looking to sell $750 million in venture capital fund stakes as a resurgence of interest in the asset class lifts prices.

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  11. Texas County & District signs up with Chinese venture capital fund

    trueTexas County & District Retirement System, Austin, committed $30 million to LC Fund VI.

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  12. MoneyTree Report: Venture capital investments up for the quarter; deal volume down

    trueU.S. venture capital firms invested $9.5 billion in 951 transactions in the first quarter, with more money in fewer deals than in the fourth quarter of 2013 when venture capital firms spent $8.4 billion in 1,112 deals, according to the MoneyTree Report from the National Venture Capital Association ...

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  13. U.S. venture capital investment up 18% in first quarter

    trueU.S. venture capital firms invested $10.7 billion in 862 companies in the first quarter, up 18% in capital invested but down 10% in the number of deals from the fourth quarter of 2013 when firms invested $9.1 billion in 956 companies.

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