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Blackstone Energy Partners II raises $4.5 billion
trueBlackstone Group has begun investing capital from its second energy fund, Blackstone Energy Partners II, which is “effectively closed” with $4.5 billion.
Pension funds have different reasons for using emerging managers
trueA number of institutional investors say they have emerging manager investment programs — not for social justice purposes, but because it’s a good way to diversify their portfolios.
Emerging managers finding more opportunities coming from institutions
trueInstitutional investors are increasing their interest in emerging money managers as they seek diversity and new talent for their roster.
Texas Teachers to expand principal investments
trueTeacher Retirement System of Texas officials plan an all-out campaign to make the $132 billion pension fund more attractive to the world's choicest — and biggest — principal investment opportunities.
Texas Teachers crafting strategic plan for 2015 oil, energy investments
trueTexas Teacher Retirement System is developing a strategic investment plan for oil and energy this year.
Texas Teachers commits $2.36 billion
trueTexas Teacher Retirement System, Austin, committed a total of $2.36 billion to 16 private market funds and co-investment vehicles in the quarter ended Dec. 31, a transaction report provided to Pensions & Investments showed.
Texas Teachers bringing risk parity in-house
trueOfficials at the $129 billion Teacher Retirement System of Texas, Austin, are gearing up to manage about $3.4 billion in a risk-parity approach in-house, making it one of the few pension funds to design and manage its own portfolio to even out risk across asset classes.
Texas Teachers puts $200 million toward car dealership co-investment
trueTexas Teacher Retirement System committed $200 million to BSREP CARS Co-Invest Pooling fund.
Texas Teachers picks new head for emerging managers
trueCheryl Lynette Hines will join the Texas Teacher Retirement System on Dec. 1 as director of the $129 billion fund's emerging managers program.
Texas Teachers commits $755 million to real estate, private equity
trueTexas Teacher Retirement System committed a total of $755 million to five private market funds in the quarter ended Sept. 30, a transaction report provided to Pensions & Investments showed.
Texas Teachers is top private equity performer — report
trueTexas Teacher Retirement System had the best 10-year annualized private equity returns among public pension funds for the end of fiscal year 2013, a report from the Private Equity Growth Capital Council said.
Texas TRS directional hedge funds generate highest alpha in fund's external markets portfolio
trueIn the three-year period ended June 30, directional hedge funds generated annualized alpha of 4.6 percentage points – the highest of any portfolio in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas' external public markets program. Directional hedge funds generated one-year alpha of as of June 30 of 5.5 ...
Texas Teachers tweaks strategic asset allocation
trueTexas Teacher Retirement System adopted a new strategic asset allocation at its board meeting Thursday that raises the allocation to private markets, adds a 5% allocation to risk-parity strategies, and slightly cuts the allocation to directional hedge funds
Texas Teachers commits $2.1 billion to 17 funds
trueTexas Teacher Retirement System committed a total of $2.1 billion to 17 private market funds in the quarter ended June 30.
Shadow capital's growth could change private equity, real estate
trueThe growing popularity of direct investment and co-investment in private equity and private equity real estate is threatening to change the general partner-limited partner relationship.