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  1. 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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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. New Mexico adopts asset allocation with 5% to in-state venture capital

    trueNew Mexico State Investment Council approved a new asset allocation for its $4.5 billion Severance Tax Permanent Fund.

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  9. LACERS readies custodian search; earmarks $35 million to venture capital

    trueLos Angeles City Employees' Retirement System approved issuing an RFP for a firm to provide custodial and securities lending services, minutes from a recent meeting show.

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  10. New Hampshire puts $20 million in secondary venture capital fund of funds

    trueNew Hampshire Retirement System, Concord, committed $20 million to Top Tier Venture Velocity Fund I, a secondary venture capital fund of funds.

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  11. 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.

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  12. 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.

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  13. 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.

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