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New Haven 911 Approves Permanent Investment Consultant

The New Haven Police and Fire Retirement Fund Board of Trustees has hired Morgan Stanley to serve as its permanent investment consultant, confirmed Board chairman James Kottage.

New York State Teachers Tack on PE Subscriptions

Alternative Investments: The New York State Teachers’ Retirement System (NYSTRS) Board of Trustees heard this week that it has added new managers to its private equity asset class.

Louisiana Municipal Police Release EMD, High Yield Bond RFPs

Fixed-Income: The Louisiana Municipal Police Employees’ Retirement System (MPERS) has placed more than $100 million up for grabs for emerging market debt (EMD) and high yield bond managers, two newly issued RFPs indicate.

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Ann Arbor Employees’ Hire Direct Lending Manager

Alternative Investments: The Ann Arbor Employees’ Retirement System Board of Trustees agreed to allocate approximately 2% of its more than $450 million pension portfolio to direct lending manager Summit Partners Credit Advisors.

Virginia Retirees Approve Real Assets Commitment

Alternative Investments: The Virginia Retirement System has allocated more than $100 million to Europa Capital, a London-based real estate fund management group.

*UPDATED* St. Louis County Fund Reviews Small-Cap Replacements

U.S. Equity: The St. Louis County Retirement Plan Board is currently exploring small-cap replacements for IronBridge Capital Management, according to recently published meeting minutes.

MassPRIM Publishes Real Estate, Timber Consulting Search

Real Estate: The $57 billion Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management (PRIM) Board is currently accepting bids for real estate and timber consulting services.

OPERS Approves EMD, Alternative Commitments

International Equity: Along with a hefty allocation to alternative asset classes this week, the $87.7 billion Ohio Public Employees’ Retirement System (OPERS) Board of Trustees also decided to award Aberdeen Asset Management with an $850 million emerging markets debt (EMD) account.

Manchester Contributory Pension Pens PE Contracts

Alternative Investments: The City of Manchester Employees’ Contributory Retirement System (MCERS) Board of Trustees recently signed Lexington Partners and Private Advisors to new private equity contracts, plan Executive Director Gerald Fleury confirmed.

Fairfax County Educators Consider Turner Termination

U.S. Equity: Investment Committee members for the Education Employees’ Supplementary Retirement System of Fairfax County (ERFC) recently considered the termination of Turner Investments’ large-cap growth equity account due to organizational changes, IMMP has learned.

Iowa Municipal Hoses & Guns Hires Private Equity Managers

Alternative Investments: As promised, the Municipal Fire and Police Retirement System of Iowa (MFPRSI) decided last week to allocate more than $100 million to current managers in its private equity portfolio.

Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System Seeking Active Long-Only Commodities Manager

LACERS issues an RFP for one or more investment management firms to actively manage approximately $135 million in a long-only commodities strategy.

Greenwich Retirement Fund Approves Interim Policy Allocation

The Town of Greenwich Retirement System Board of Trustees recently approved a new mix of interim policy targets for its more than $366.2 million portfolio, newly released plan documents indicate.

Milwaukee County Publishes Two Private Equity RFPs

Alternative Investments: The Milwaukee County Employees Retirement System (MCERS) posted two new private equity searches aimed at finding fund of funds and mezzanine fund managers, IMMP has learned.

Miramar Firefighters’ Ignite Small-Cap Search

U.S. Equity: The Miramar Firefighters’ Pension Fund, based in Flordia, is currently accepting proposals from domestic equity investment managers, confirmed Bill Dahab, director of manager research at Dahab Associates.

Bethlehem's Pension Fund Issues Private Equity Search

Alternative Investments: The City of Bethlehem, Pa.'s Aggregated Pension Fund Board is currently looking to place approximately $10 million with a private equity fund of fund manager, IMMP has learned.

City of St. Louis Publishes Emerging Manager RFP

U.S. Equity: The $750 million Retirement System of the City of St. Louis is searching for emerging investment managers to take on a new equity mandate, plan Accounting Officer Richard Olliges confirmed.

Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Searching for Covered Call Managers

Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund (EUTF) is looking for investment management companies to manage a non-replication covered call mandate.

New Mexico Earmarks $30 Million to Energy Fund

The Public Employees Retirement Association of New Mexico (PERA) has approved and earmarked $30 million of its $14.2 billion fund toward its real assets portfolio.

Chicago Teachers’ Commits $75M to Private Equity

Alternative Investments: The Public School Teachers’ Pension and Retirement Fund of Chicago is committing up to $75 million towards investments in the private equity sector.

Ohio BWC Fund Signs Rockbridge Capital

Real Estate: The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Board of Directors recently approved a new real estate commitment to nearby alternatives firm Rockbridge Capital, also based in Columbus, Ohio.

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