Monday, 30 March 2015
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Jul 1 2011 | 1:05am ET
While three of New York City’s five public pension funds have taken the hedge fund plunge this year, the Big Apple’s teachers have decided against dipping their toes into those waters.
The Teachers’ Retirement System of New York City has excluded hedge funds from its new asset allocation plan, HFMWeek reports. The $42.3 billion pension’s investment board had been considering a 3% allocation to the asset class, which could have amounted to more than $1 billion.
Hedge funds were not included in the final plan “based on feedback from various discussions on this topic,” a member of the investment board told HFM.
TRS’ decision comes after the city’s police, fire department and municipal employee pensions made their first hedge fund investments earlier this year, all hiring fund of hedge funds Permal Group.
Mar 9 2015 | 6:35am ET
As more investors look to diversify, many are beginning to use retirement funds to invest in alternative assets such as private equity and real estate. Kelly Rodriques, CEO & President of PENSCO Trust Company, explains how companies can connect with those looking to use their retirement accounts in a different way. Read more…
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…