Tuesday, 21 October 2014
Last updated 19 min ago
Jun 14 2007 | 1:03pm ET
The Washington State Investment Board last month committed a total of $450 million to two private equity funds. Fortress Fund V will get $300 million and MatlinPatterson Global Opportunities Partners III $150 million.
The mandates brings the $60.8 billion system‘s total allocation to p.e. to an estimated $1.3 billion year to date, and the system shows no signs of slowing down. Last week, it recommended an unspecified amount to two more p.e. funds: Asia Opportunity Fund III and Endeavour Capital Fund V, on top of contract extensions to INVESCO Private Equity and Pathway Capital Management.
Calls made to the investment board seeking comments were not returned before press time.
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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