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University of California OKs sustainable investing framework, UC Ventures
trueUniversity of California Board of Regents voted Thursday to establish and integrate a framework for sustainable investing.
University of California considering stand-alone venture capital vehicle
trueUniversity of California Board of Regents, Oakland, at its Thursday meeting is expected to vote on whether to create UC Ventures, a stand-alone venture capital investment vehicle and to make an initial commitment of $250 million.
Nomura Asset Management announces China private equity joint venture
trueNomura Asset Management Co. has formed a 50-50 joint venture in Shenzhen with Shenzhen Hua Xia Ren He Capital Management Co. to offer China-domiciled private equity funds and venture capital funds to domestic and overseas investors.
Dark-pool operator IEX Group raises $75 million round of funding
trueIEX Group has completed a $75 million round of funding led by boutique venture capital firm Spark Capital.
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.
CalPERS commits $4.5 billion to private equity across 17 opportunities in FY 2014
trueCalPERS committed $4.47 billion to 12 private equity funds and five co-investment opportunities in the fiscal year ended June 30.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.