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Idaho Endowment board plans first real estate investment
trueIdaho Endowment Fund Investment Board in 2015 will invest in real estate for the first time.
Tudor Investment recruits HMC executive to run global event-driven strategy
trueEmil M. Dabora was named a portfolio manager at Tudor Investment.
University of Kentucky chooses first CIO
trueTodd Shupp was named chief investment officer of the University of Kentucky.
University of California student group calls for divestment of U.S., 8 other countries' securities
trueUniversity of California Student Association board on Sunday called for the school's board of regents to divest its endowment and other funds of securities of the United States government, according to the student group.
University of Texas endowments up 8.4% in 2014 to reach $25.7 billion
trueUniversity of Texas System's two endowment funds totaled $25.7 billion as of Dec. 31, up 8.4% from the prior year, showed materials from a Thursday meeting of the board of University of Texas Investment Management Co., Austin.
InvestorForce universes gain 5% in 2014; corporate pension funds lead the way
trueInvestorForce Plan Universes funds had a median net return of 5% in 2014. The median return gross of fees was 5.4%.
NEPC: Foundations and endowments optimistic heading into 2015
trueFoundations and endowments feel the U.S. economy is in better shape entering 2015, an NEPC survey said.
Utah School and Institutional Trust seeks director to lead new investment office
trueUtah School and Institutional Trust Fund, Salt Lake City, hired EFL Associates to assist in its search for a director/chief investment officer.
Northern Trust: Corporate DB plans post top 2014 returns
trueCorporate defined benefit plans had the highest returns of funds in the Northern Trust universe in 2014, a positive year for all asset owners, the company announced Monday.
Outsourced CIO hirings, by year
trueOutsourced CIO hirings, as reported by Pensions & Investments, totaled $77.5 billion over the last five years.
Sacramento County pension fund CIO moving to University of California
trueScott Chan, chief investment officer at the $7.7 billion Sacramento County (Calif.) Employees' Retirement System, has been named senior managing director of public equities in the University of California's investment office.
Survey: College, university endowments gain 15% in fiscal 2014
trueU.S. college and university endowment assets totaled $516 billion at the end of the fiscal year ended June 30, up 15% from a year earlier, results of the NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments showed.
University of Maine System divesting from coal companies
trueUniversity of Maine System is divesting all direct holdings of coal companies in its various investment pools.
University System of Georgia seeks investment consultant for investment pool
trueUniversity System of Georgia, Atlanta, is searching for a discretionary investment consultant and custodian for its $580 million pooled investment fund.
Ontario Teachers snags CIC exec to manage private capital efforts in Asia
trueOlivia Ouyang joined Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan in Hong Kong as director of the C$140.8 billion (US$117.9 billion) plan’s private capital efforts.