Monday, 30 March 2015
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Mar 15 2007 | 11:31am ET
The California Public Employees’ Retirement System again enjoyed double-digit returns last year, and it has private equity to thank.
The largest pension fund in the U.S. earned 15.4% in 2006 before fees. Its alternative investment management program, which houses its private equity and venture capital investments, was a big part of it, returning 20.9% last year. Its benchmark rose 17.7%.
"We had a very strong fourth quarter of 2006, with an overall portfolio gain of 6% for just those three months," said Charles Valdes, chair of the $230 billion fund's investment committee.
Real estate was also a major piece of CalPERS’ winning puzzle for the year, as it rose 27.6%, compared to 17.6% for its benchmark.
Mar 9 2015 | 6:35am ET
As more investors look to diversify, many are beginning to use retirement funds to invest in alternative assets such as private equity and real estate. Kelly Rodriques, CEO & President of PENSCO Trust Company, explains how companies can connect with those looking to use their retirement accounts in a different way. Read more…
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…