Tuesday, 21 October 2014
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Jul 28 2011 | 11:17am ET
Kurt Silberstein has resigned as head of the California Public Employees' Retirement System's hedge fund program.
Silberstein, who worked at the nation's largest public pension plan for more than 11 years, has agreed to join Ascent Private Capital Management, U.S. Bank's ultra high-net worth private banking and family office business, as managing director in its San Francisco office. In his new job, which begins on Aug. 8, Silbertstein will serve as head of alternative investments, seeking out investment opportunities and performing due-diligence for Ascent clients.
"Kurt’s experience as an institutional investor makes him well suited for this position, which will have a distinctly institutional orientation,” new boss Dan Rauchle, Ascent chief investment officer, said. “Kurt is recognized as an industry leader in institutional portfolio design and implementation, as well as in manager-relationship innovation. Additionally, he has significant experience in building and managing investment teams."
At CalPERS, Silberstein was senior portfolio manager for global equities, overseeing the pension's $25 billion hedge fund portfolio and designing its $5.5 billion multi-strategy portfolio. Successful though he was, Silberstein's tenure was not untroubled: He was suspended and saw his pay docked in 2009 after CalPERS found that it had improperly paid two hedge funds $36 million without a contract.
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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