Cincinnati Ups Hedge Fund, Private Equity Allocations

Mar 12 2007 | 11:19am ET

The $2.6 billion Cincinnati Retirement System has revamped its portfolio, bumping up its investments in hedge funds and private equity to 5% for each asset class. The system formerly had just 1.4% of its portfolio in alternative assets and Treasury cash.

In addition, the system recently allocated $40 million apiece to p.e. fund of funds shops Fort Washington Investment Advisors and Piper Jaffray’s Private Capital Group. 

“We felt like we needed to diversify a little bit, and funds of funds give us a lot more diversity,” said executive director John Boudinot. He added that the system plans to allocate a further $80 million next year to other p.e. funds of funds.

As far as hedge funds are concerned, Boudinot said that the system “doesn’t really have much direction there yet” and anticipates a learning period before diving in next year. “This will be our first exposure and I believe we’re going to go into it in 2008 with 130/30 strategies,” Boudinot said.


In Depth

Q&A: MackeyRMS's Chris Mackey On A High Tech Fix To Broker Votes

Jun 23 2017 | 8:17pm ET

The looming implementation of the EU’s MiFID II rules regarding research has put...

Lifestyle

CFA Institute To Add Computer Science To Exam Curriculum

May 24 2017 | 9:25pm ET

Starting in 2019, financial industry executives sitting for the coveted Chartered...

Guest Contributor

Steinbrugge: Asia-Focused Hedge Funds Offer Great Opportunities

Jun 23 2017 | 3:33pm ET

Emerging market strategies have outperformed their developed-market peers for five...

 

From the current issue of