Blackstone, Grosvenor To Run Texas Permanent Direct Hedge Program

Apr 19 2012 | 12:33pm ET

The Texas Permanent School Fund's decision to dump funds of hedge funds in favor of direct investing hasn't proved a disaster for its funds of funds—not all of them, anyway.

In fact, two of them will be overseeing even more under the direct plan than they do now. The $24 billion endowment will ask Blackstone Alternative Asset Management and Grosvenor Capital Management to handle "strategic partnerships" that will handle the Permanent fund's $2.5 billion hedge fund portfolio. Currently, Blackstone manages $637 million and Grosvenor $770 million for the fund.

The other funds of funds currently running just over $1 billion for the Permanent Fund are not so lucky: They're to be terminated.

The plan, which could save the Permanent fund some $35 million in fees over the next five years, now goes to the Texas state Board of Education. The board will consider it tomorrow.


In Depth

'Smart Beta' Funds In Regulators' Sights, Hedgies May Be Next

Mar 26 2015 | 11:11am ET

Funds that mimic strategies used by active managers for a fraction of the cost could...

Lifestyle

Study: Both Marriage and Divorce Lead to Negative Hedge Fund Performance

Mar 25 2015 | 6:51pm ET

Trouble at home leads to trouble in the market for fund managers, according to researchers...

Guest Contributor

Concerned About Your HFT Exposure? Hedge It!

Mar 26 2015 | 1:06pm ET

High-frequency trading has been a persistent storyline for several years. The trading...

 

Sponsored Content

    Mar 9 2015 | 6:35am ET

    Kelly RodriquesKelly RodriquesAs 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…

Editor's Note