Tuesday, 21 October 2014
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May 11 2011 | 11:51am ET
The New Mexico Educational Retirement Board is poised to hand out mandates to several credit hedge funds as part of its move away from funds of hedge funds.
The $9.2 billion public pension is doing due diligence on a number of direct-lending and credit hedge funds, Bob Jacksha, the plan's chief investment officer, told HFMWeek. Those hedge funds picked will join GSO Capital Partners and Medley Capital as part of its opportunistic credit allocation, which was set at 20% last year.
NMERB hired GSO and Medley last month.
The pension also plans to hire a long/short emerging markets debt manager, although the deadline for that request for proposals has passed.
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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