Big Apple Pensions Seek Hedge Fund Help

Jul 23 2010 | 1:26pm ET

Three of New York City’s five public pension funds are mulling their first allocations to hedge funds.

The city’s Comptroller issued a request for proposals for the New York City Employees’ Retirement System and the pension funds for the city’s police department and fire department, seeking a hedge fund investment consultant. The move comes after the pensions fired six managers due to poor performance this year.

The winners will get a three-year contract with the pension funds, which have a combined $64.5 billion in assets. The consultant or consultants will be charged with setting up an investment strategy and vetting managers, as well as educating the pensions about the unfamiliar asset class.

Proposals are due Aug. 9.; interested firms must have at least $1 billion in assets under management and be in the employ of at least three other public pension funds. Firms must also be registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The city’s comptroller, John Liu, could make his selection by October.


In Depth

bfinance: Fees Falling Across Asset Classes, Yet Overall Investor Costs Still Climbing

May 16 2017 | 9:53pm ET

Despite unprecedented attention on fees, new research from investment consultancy...

Lifestyle

Aston Martin Returns To Debt Market As DB11 Drives Turnaround

Mar 31 2017 | 5:21pm ET

James Bond’s preferred carmaker is returning to the public debt markets for the...

Guest Contributor

Risk-Based Compliance: Why Oversight Of Outsourcing Is Critical

May 10 2017 | 7:02pm ET

Compliance is notoriously one of the trickiest middle office functions for funds...

 

From the current issue of