Monday, 30 March 2015
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Jun 6 2007 | 4:52pm ET
The $11.7 billion School Employees Retirement System of Ohio is in the midst of hiring its first hedge fund consultant. The system is currently mulling over a list of eight candidates and will recommend to its board a finalist at its investment committee meeting next month, according to Judi Masri, equities investment officer.
Masri said the length of the contract has not been determined but will be ironed out once the board approves the finalist. After hiring a consultant, the system will begin deliberating on direct investments in hedge funds of between $450 million and $500 million, she said, adding, “our board has given us up to a maximum of 10% of our total assets under management.”
“We’re leaning toward the direct route, which is why we’re looking for a hedge fund consultant to help us,” she said.
On the private equity front, the system currently has 3% of its total assets allocated to that asset class but its board in February approved increasing that allocation to 7%.
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…