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Private equity investors could see more cash back, better returns
truePrivate equity managers are more likely to sell than buy in 2015. This should give investors more cash in their pockets from the expected distributions from these sales. These distributions of capital will help keep private equity's internal rates of return up.
Alaska Permanent Fund makes a total of $1.45 billion in commitments
trueAlaska Permanent Fund Corp. announced four new commitments totaling $900 million in Dec. 10-11 board meeting materials.
Australia Future Fund's head of equities to depart
trueElspeth Lumsden, head of equities for the Future Fund, will be leaving the A$104 billion (US$86 billion) Melbourne-based fund to return to “full-time study.”
Alabama Trust Fund on lookout for investment consultant
trueAlabama Trust Fund issued an RFP for an investment consultant for the $2.5 billion sovereign wealth fund.
Singapore SWF in midst of worldwide property spree
trueDon't tell GIC Private Ltd. executives that the tidal wave of liquidity central banks are flushing into capital markets has left little value to be had in prospective real estate investments around the globe.
Norway panel rejects divestment call for $870 billion fund
trueA government-appointed panel rejected calls for Norway's $870 billion Government Pension Fund Global to sell out of coal and other fossil-fuel producers, arguing active ownership is more effective against climate change.
Norway's Government Pension Fund Global weighs expanding into infrastructure
trueNorway moved a step closer to deciding whether its sovereign wealth fund will be allowed to broaden its investments to include infrastructure as part of a strategy to increase returns.
AustralianSuper picks Principal Real Estate for U.S. office investments
trueAustralianSuper hired Principal Real Estate Investors to advise the Melbourne-based superannuation fund on its investments in U.S. office properties.
GIC group to buy Blackstone's IndCor U.S. property platform for US$8.1 billion
trueSingapore sovereign wealth fund GIC, through its affiliates, will acquire IndCor Properties and its portfolio of 117 million square feet of industrial U.S. properties from Blackstone Group for US$8.1 billion.
Uebelein has big shoes to fill at AIMCo
trueKevin Uebelein, who on Nov. 19 was named the new CEO of the C$76 billion (US$70 billion) Alberta Investment Management Corp., has some big shoes to fill. But AIMCo's chairman said he's a perfect fit to make the money manager more “client-centric.”
Alaska Permanent Fund posts -1.2% return for quarter
trueAlaska Permanent Fund Corp. returned -1.2% for the quarter ended Sept. 30, slightly above its benchmark return of -1.6%.
U.S. real estate still attractive to foreign institutional investors
trueForeign capital is flooding into U.S. real estate despite lower return expectations.
Qatar, China's CITIC plan $10 billion joint investment fund
trueQatar's sovereign wealth fund, which controls more than $100 billion of assets, plans to set up a $10 billion investment venture with China's CITIC Group as it seeks to diversify from retail and property assets in Europe.
New Mexico State Investment Council commits to Blackstone energy fund
trueNew Mexico State Investment Council committed up to $75 million to Blackstone Energy Partners II, an energy fund managed by Blackstone Group.
Norway's Government Pension Fund Global reports flat returns for Q3
trueExposure to European equities hindered returns at Norway's Government Pension Fund Global for the quarter ended Sept. 30, while U.S. stocks emerged as the top performer.