Tuesday, 29 July 2014
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Feb 17 2010 | 10:25am ET
A suburban Michigan public pension fund is preparing to take the plunge into hedge funds.
The Oakland County Employees’ Retirement System recently allocated 5% of its $1.5 billion to long/short equity hedge funds. The strategy is a new one for the system, located north of Detroit, recommended by its consultant, Asset Consulting Group, last year.
The pension is not issuing a request for proposals for the $75 million in mandates. Instead, interested firms are being directed to ACG. OCERS’ board is expected to conduct manager interviews in April or May, Pensions & Investments reports.
The system has yet to decide whether to invest directly in single-manager funds or whether to hire a fund of hedge funds manager.
Jul 8 2014 | 10:48am ET
The surge in derivatives regulation is among the most complex challenges facing the financial services industry today. Northern Trust’s Joshua Satten recently spoke with FINalternatives to share insights into the challenges presented by new regulation and explore how the industry is responding. Read more…