Tuesday, 30 September 2014
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Mar 26 2012 | 2:06pm ET
Massachusetts' main public pension fund is all but quitting funds of hedge funds.
The $49.8 billion Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management Board voted last week to move an additional $2.7 billion into direct hedge fund investments. The money will come from four of the plan's five funds of funds, which will lose their mandates.
MassPRIM said it would terminate Arden Asset Management, Grosvenor Capital Management, K2 Advisors and Rock Creek Group, which manage in excess of $2.8 billion. The pension will retain PAAMCo, whose emerging managers program is "highly complementary" to its direct hedge fund portfolio, according to agenda materials obtained by Pensions & Investments.
The new direct hedge fund investments will come over the next 15 months. MassPRIM has hired 21 hedge funds over the last six months, and is poised to hire another two—Wasatch Advisors and Acadian Asset Management. If approved, Wasatch will get $140 million and Acadian $60 million.
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…
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
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