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Mandate Pipeline

Oklahoma Fire Fund Plans GTAA, HF Searches

– The roughly $2 billion Oklahoma Firefighters Pension and Retirement System is prepping two asset management searches for release later this week.

Aristotle Capital Makes Institutional Sales Hire

– Aristotle Capital Management has named Ranjit Sufi to the role of managing director, institutional sales and marketing, the Los Angeles-based firm said Tuesday.

Chicago Park Slates Minority Equity RFP Finalists Talks

– Board trustees for the Park Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago were due to hear presentations from three firms in its search for minority, female or disabled-owned international equity asset managers this month.

Ohio's Pension Reforms Offset Stress From Liability: Moody's

– Pension reform enacted in 2013 has helped Ohio offset some of the stress tied to falling pension funding ratios, according to Moody's Investors Service.

Ann Arbor Pension Pushes HF Program Forward

– The direct hedge fund program discussion at the Ann Arbor Employees’ Retirement System Board will likely continue over the next few months as trustees will hear from potential managers.

WSIB Commits to PE, Tangible Assets Funds

– A recent Washington State Investment Board (WSIB) meeting included the approval of six new investments, Spokeswoman Liz Mendizabal confirmed to IMMP.

MBTA Deal Includes Controversial Pension Disclosure

– Massachusetts has come to terms with a Greater Boston transit union on an agreement to release pension data long cloaked in secrecy and controversy.

Stamford Police Pension Considers Consultant's Bond Strategy

– The $200 million Stamford Police Pension Fund Board (SPPF) is considering a new alternatives fixed-income strategy offered by consultant Clearbrook Global Advisors.

Chicago Laborers Pension Appoints CIO as Executive Director

– Starting Oct. 1, Michael Walsh, the current CIO for the Laborers’ and Retirement Board Employees’ Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago (LABF), will assume duties as the more than $1 billion plan’s executive director.

CalPERS Names Eliopoulos Permanent CIO

– Ted Eliopoulos, interim CIO at the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, has been appointed to the role on a permanent basis.

Cambridge Retirement System Issues PE Search

– 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.

Virginia Retirement System Distributes $2B to New Accounts

– 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.

CalPERS Taps Out of Hedge Funds

– CalPERS, the nation’s largest public pension fund, has announced plans to remove hedge fund investments from its portfolio.

Iowa Regents Board Sanctions Global Fixed-Income Hires

– 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.

Indiana Pension Fund Hires, Fires Managers

– 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.