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  1. Louisiana Municipal picks fund for in-state venture capital investments

    trueLouisiana Municipal Employees’ Retirement System committed $2 million to venture capital fund The Louisiana Fund II.

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  1. NZ Super invests US$60 million in alternative energy firm LanzaTech

    trueThe NZ$27.1 billion (US$20.8 billion) New Zealand Superannuation Fund invested US$60 million in Chicago-based LanzaTech, a private gas fermentation technology company.

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  2. University of Michigan pledges $60 million to 3 funds

    trueUniversity of Michigan, Ann Arbor, committed a total of $60 million to three alternative investment funds.

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  3. Colorado Fire & Police picks Prudential for unconstrained bonds

    trueColorado Fire & Police Pension Association hired Prudential Investment Management to run $155 million in unconstrained fixed income.

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  4. International private equity indexes outpace public counterparts in Q1

    trueDuring the first quarter of 2014, the Cambridge Associates Global ex-U.S. Developed Markets Private Equity and Venture Capital index gained 3.4%, outperforming the MSCI World ex-U.S. by 245 basis points.

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  5. Natural resources, venture capital help fuel University of Michigan returns in 2014

    trueUniversity of Michigan's endowment returned 18.8% in the year ended June 30. While returns were fueled largely by public equities (its largest allocation), the end6owment's natural resources and venture capital portfolios posted the highest returns.

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  6. Largest U.S. venture capital deals in Q3

    trueVice Media Inc. topped the list of largest U.S. venture capital investments during the third quarter of 2014. The firm raised $500 million in the third quarter – half from Technology Crossover Ventures and the other $250 million from A&E Networks.

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  7. Venture capital activity down in 3rd quarter, up from 2013 — reports

    trueVenture capital firms invested $9.9 billion in 1,023 deals in the third quarter of 2014, down 9% in number of deals and down 27% in dollars from $13.5 billion invested in 1,129 deals in the second quarter, said the MoneyTree Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital ...

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  8. University of Michigan earmarks $102 million; returns 18.8% in FY

    trueUniversity of Michigan, Ann Arbor, committed a total of $101.8 million to five alternative investment funds and one co-investment opportunity, and also reported its fiscal year returns.

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  9. Largest venture capital funds raised in Q3

    trueEighty-one U.S. venture capital funds raised $6.5 billion in the third quarter of 2014, according to Dow Jones VentureSource.

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  10. San Francisco City & County earmarks up to $70 million for 3 funds

    trueThe San Francisco City & County Employees' Retirement System's board approved commitments to three venture capital funds.

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  11. 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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  12. New Mexico Educational on lookout for private equity consultant

    trueNew Mexico Educational Retirement Board launched an RFP for a private equity consultant.

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  13. El Paso County Retirement Plan puts $3 million with Horsley Bridge fund

    trueEl Paso County Retirement Plan approved a minimum commitment of $3 million to Horsley Bridge XI Venture, a venture capital fund.

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