Friday, 24 October 2014
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May 31 2011 | 8:50am ET
The Texas Employees Retirement System has taken a big step towards its first hedge fund investments.
The $23 billion public pension has hired Albourne America to advise it on hedge funds, Pensions & Investments reports. The consultant will help TERS establish its investment plan and will assist in picking the beneficiaries of the pension's initial 1% investment target—an impressive $230 million—beginning early next year.
TERS allocated 5% of its assets to hedge funds in 2008, but shelved those plans amidst the financial crisis.
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…
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