Alternative Investments: Under the guidance of investment consultant Segal Rogerscasey, the Cambridge Contributory Retirement System is currently accepting bids for a $40 million private equity mandate, plan documents indicate.
Alternative Investments: Fresh off its nearly 16% annual investment return, the Virginia Retirement System (VRS) has allocated nearly $2 billion to asset managers within the credit, real assets and equity exposures, confirmed plan spokeswomen Jeanne Chenault.
U.S. Equity: In addition to adding Mercer as a new real estate investment consultant, the Indiana Public Retirement System (INPRS) has agreed to terminate or redeem assets from a slew of managers in the public equity, absolute return and alternative asset classes.
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Fixed-Income: The Iowa Board of Regents, based on a recommendation from investment consultant Wilshire Associates and staff, has agreed to invest into global fixed-income strategies, confirmed Chief Business Officer Patrice Sayre.
The Town of Greenwich Retirement System Board of Trustees has asked investment consultant NEPC to prepare a book on likely emerging markets equity managers to consider.
Following its assessment of the investment consulting space, the Marin County Employees Retirement Association (MCERA) will renew its agreement with Callan Associates, Administrator Jeff Wickman said.
Alternative Investments: The Quantum Energy Partners VI fund, a private equity vehicle, is the latest addition to the Texas County & District Retirement Systems (TCDRS) investment portfolio, an update on the plans website lists.
Alternative Investments: Over the next two months, trustees for the $797.5 million Fort Lauderdale Police & Fire Retirement System are scheduled to hear educational presentations from opportunistic hedge fund managers, confirmed plan spokesperson Fred Nesbitt.
International Equity: The Miami Beach Employees Retirement Plan (MBERP) Board decided this week to allocate its new emerging market equity (EME) mandate to Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA), confirmed Pension Administrator Rick Rivera.
Alternative Investments: The Board of Investments for the Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA) approved a commitment to private equity fund Hellman & Friedman Capital Partners VII at its meeting Wednesday.
Real Estate: Connecticut Treasurer Denise Nappier announced Starwood Capital Group Global will receive an up to $100 million commitment from the Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds (CRPTF).
International Equity: Board trustees for the Grand Rapids, Mich. General Retirement System (GRS) and Police and Fire Retirement System (PFRS) are slated to interview American Depository Receipts (ADRs) investment finalists, IMMP has learned.
International Equity: The New York State Common Retirement Fund (CRF)advised by its sole trustee state Comptroller Thomas DiNapolihas signed a strategic global equity partnership with Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM).
The $7 billion San Diego City Employees Retirement System (SDCERS) is fielding proposals from investment consulting firms.
Alternative Investments: The Teachers Retirement System of Louisiana (TRSL) Board agreed this past weekend to invest up to $100 million with Blackstone Energy Partners, a private equity firm that invests in the global energy and natural resource sector.
Real Estate: A new asset mix, along with manager terminations, could be on the way at the San Francisco Employees Retirement System (SFERS) Board documents indicate.
Real Estate: Trustees and investment staff for the University of Kentucky (U.K.) are currently considering direct hedge funds and real estate options to help bring its endowment pool up to investment targets, plan documents indicate.
U.S. Equity: Trustees at the $13.6 billion Los Angeles City Employees Retirement System (LACERS) will consider a recommendation to terminate a firm overseeing a mid-cap equity portfolio on its behalf.
Alternative Investments: The Adams County Retirement Plan will be placing a larger portion of its assets in private equity investments, executive director Pamela Mathisen said Monday.
Fixed-Income: At a meeting next week, the Iowa Board of Regents is slated to discuss a recommendation to invest in three global fixed-income funds, plan materials indicate.
International Equity: The San Bernardino County Employees Retirement Association (SBCERA) is in the market for active emerging markets equity investment strategies, according to an RFP released by the pension fund.
Fixed-Income: The Investment Committee of the New Hampshire Retirement System (NHRS) sanctioned its investment staff and consultant NEPC to begin a manager search for multi-sector fixed-income strategies.
Fixed-Income: The Oakland Police and Fire Retirement System (OPFRS) has selected a firm to oversee a high yield/bank loan investment portfolio, David Sancewich, a principal at Pension Consulting Alliance, the funds consultant, said.
U.S. Equity: Trustees for the Stamford Firefighters Pension Fund (SFPF) have directed investment consultant Beirne Wealth Consulting to return next month with a list of potential mid-cap funds, IMMP has learned.
Real Estate: With the assistance of its investment consultant, the Merced County Employees Retirement Associations (MCERA) Board of Trustees will review its real portfolio later this month, Steven Bland, plan administrator told IMMP.
The Blue Hills Regional Vocational School Retirement System, based in Canton, Mass., is currently on the hunt for a new asset management firm to provide fiduciary manager services.
International Equity: The Orange County Employees Retirement System (OCERS) has approved recommendations regarding its manager watch list.
Fixed-Income: The Municipal Fire and Police Retirement System of Iowa (MFPRSI) Board decided this week to hire Dodge & Cox for a new core plus fixed-income mandate, confirmed Executive Director Terry Slattery.