Monday, 20 October 2014
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Feb 3 2012 | 12:21am ET
A pair of Chicago pension funds have jumped into hedge funds, hiring three funds of hedge funds to run some 9% of their assets.
The Cook County Retirement Board picked Blackstone Alternative Asset Management, Diversified Global Asset Management and Rock Creek Group to serve as the first hedge fund managers for the two Cook County Annuity & Benefit Fund plans.
Blackstone is the biggest beneficiary, getting about $500 million of the $692 million allocations from the Employees' and Officers' Annuity & Benefit Fund and Forest Preserve District Employees' Annuity & Benefit Fund, including the Forest fund's entire allocation. The other two funds of funds will manage satellite portfolios.
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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