Teacher Retirement System of Texas
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Largest pension fund investors in First Data deal
trueKKR's First Data Corp. finally made its initial public offering debut this week, receiving net proceeds of $2.5 billion on the sale of 160 million shares. The company had hoped to raise between $2.8 billion and $3.2 billion.
Texas Teachers chalks up 4.2% return for 12 months ended June 30
trueTexas Teacher Retirement System, Austin, returned 4.2% in the 12 months ended June 30, surpassing the 3.8% benchmark.
Texas Teachers to open first overseas office in London
trueTexas Teacher Retirement System plans to open its first international investment office in London's West End.
Texas Teachers to vote against proposed Samsung C&T, Cheil merger
trueTexas Teacher Retirement System plans to votes against the proposed merger of Samsung C&T Corp. with Cheil Industries Inc.
Texas Teachers allocates $1.28 billion to 7 managers
trueTexas Teacher Retirement System committed or invested a total of $1.28 billion to eight private investment funds in June.
Texas Teachers chalks up 2.6% quarterly return, sets alternatives pacing for next fiscal year
trueTexas Teacher Retirement System's assets rose 1.9% to $132.4 billion on strong returns during the three-month period ended March 31.
Top 10 private equity relationships at Texas TRS
trueAs of Dec. 31, the Teacher Retirement System of Texas' private equity portfolio had a total exposure of $24.1 billion. Investment market values totaled $15.8 billion and unfunded commitments, $8.3 billion.
Texas Teachers assigns $1 billion to five investments
trueTexas Teacher Retirement System committed more than $1 billion to five alternative investment vehicles in May.
Bridgewater strategy pulls in $10 billion in months
trueBridgewater Associates LLP has pulled off a feat few other money managers have done: Its newest strategy attracted $10 billion from existing institutional clients in less than a year.
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.
Texas Teachers commits $470 million to 5 funds
trueTexas Teacher Retirement System committed about $470 million total to five funds in March.
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.
Texas Teachers commits $950 million to 4 managers
trueTexas Teacher Retirement System committed a total of $950 million to five funds in February.
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.