Teacher Retirement System of Texas

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  1. Texas Teachers chalks up $1.7 billion in commitments

    trueTexas Teacher Retirement System, Austin, committed a total of $1.7 billion to nine alternative investment funds in late March and April.

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  1. Texas Teachers returns 8.51% in 2014, slightly surpassing benchmark

    trueTexas Teacher Retirement System returned 8.51% in 2014, outperforming its policy index by four basis points, said a performance report prepared by investment consultant Aon Hewitt Investment Consulting.

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  2. Texas Teachers commits $950 million to 4 managers

    trueTexas Teacher Retirement System committed a total of $950 million to five funds in February.

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  3. 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.

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  4. 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.

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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.

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  7. 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.

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  8. 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.

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  9. 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.

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  10. Texas Teachers puts $200 million toward car dealership co-investment

    trueTexas Teacher Retirement System committed $200 million to BSREP CARS Co-Invest Pooling fund.

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  11. 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.

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  12. 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.

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  13. 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.

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