Tuesday, 30 September 2014
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May 1 2007 | 12:17pm ET
Two firms vying for the $162 billion California State Teachers' Retirement System’s alternatives investment consulting services contract have made it into the final round. The system will interview finalists Ennis Knupp and Pension Consulting Alliance at its May 3 meeting, according to an internal investment memo.
CalSTRS issued a request for proposals on Feb. 23 and received six bids by the final filing date, March 30. Five of the six proposals passed the preliminary review for compliance with minimum qualifications and requirements and proceeded to the evaluation phase of the process. “After accumulating all the scoring, two firms stood clearly at the top,” according to the memo. “There was a clear distance between these two leaders and third place, enough that only two were invited to make final presentations.”
CalSTRS’ current contract for alternative consulting services with McKinsey and Company expires on June 30, 2007.
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…
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…
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