Wednesday, 1 October 2014
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Feb 18 2011 | 8:46am ET
CalPERS has lost its third portfolio manager in a month—the fund’s senior real estate portfolio manager, James G. Lasher, has resigned.
Lasher’s resignation follows those of two senior portfolio managers in the California Public Employees' Retirement System's $47.5 billion alternative investment program—Joncarlo Mark and Michael Dutton.
Clark McKinley, spokesman for the $226.5 billion system, confirmed the latest departure for Pensions&Investments and said it was effective Friday.
Lasher had been with CalPERS for two years and managed investments in 20 residential investment funds.
McKinley told P&I the housing portfolio will play a less important role as the California retirement system winds down non-core investments as part of its new real estate strategy.
P&I quotes unidentified sources as saying Lasher was upset by the growing influence of consultants over the direction of CalPERS’ real estate portfolio.
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitish of Peddie School's endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
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