Wednesday, 27 August 2014
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Aug 4 2010 | 2:47am ET
The Ohio Public Employees Retirement System is planning a larger hedge fund allocation, and it needs help. The $65.7 billion public pension fund is seeking a hedge fund consultant to assist in the implementation of its new strategy.
The PERS board in May approved a plan to invest 3% in hedge funds and 2% in opportunistic funds, an increase from 3% devoted to both. Last month, it approved a tentative funding schedule, Pensions & Investments reports. The pension will conduct the consultant search in the fourth quarter or the first quarter of next year, with staff recommendations on fund of hedge funds managers towards the end of this year and single-manager hedge funds next year.
As many as 23 hedge fund managers could eventually hired by PERS. Up to three fund of funds managers will be given between $267 million and $400 million each and up to four multistrategy funds will be given between $100 million and $200 million each. As many as 16 single-strategy managers will each get between $50 million and $100 million. All told, the Ohio plan could hand out some $2 billion to hedge fund managers.
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
Commodities/Futures magazine launched at the precipice of a revolution in the futures industry—really a revolution in the idea of risk management—that would move it from a small niche industry to ...