Oklahoma Pension Begins Direct Hedge Fund Program

Dec 5 2012 | 10:46am ET

The Oklahoma Police Pension & Retirement System is the latest institutional investor to dip its toes into direct hedge fund investing.

The $1.85 billion plan is moving $31 million from two funds of hedge funds to four hedge funds, Pensions & Investments reports. The beneficiaries of the plan, which will eventually see the pension invest in between eight and 12 hedge funds directly, are AKO Capital, Cevian Capital, Tremblant Capital Group and Trian Partners.

Oklahoma Police in May decided to terminate one of its funds of funds, Attalus Capital, which managed about $80 million; $20 million has been redeemed with the remainder to come over the next six to 12 months, according to P&I. It also plans to pull about $25 million from Grosvenor Capital Management's $175 million, although Grosvenor has been charged with doing back-office and due-diligence functions for the pension's direct hedge fund portfolio. Asset Consulting Group will assist.

All four of the selected hedge funds, Oklahoma Police's first direct hedge fund investments, were in both Attalus' and Grosvenor's funds of funds.

Oklahoma Police said the change will save it more than $1 million per year in fees.


In Depth

Malik: The Science of Deal Sourcing 201

Aug 27 2015 | 5:35pm ET

Deal sourcing is understandably a hot topic among private equity firms because it...

Lifestyle

Rolling Art Advisors Marketing Collectible Car Fund As Uncorrelated Alternative

Aug 27 2015 | 6:47pm ET

A new fund is trying to provide investors with greater access to an emerging asset...

Guest Contributor

Agecroft Partners: Hedge Fund Industry Assets to increase $250B by Summer 2016

Aug 11 2015 | 11:29am ET

Assets will continue to flow into the hedge fund industry despite long-standing...

 

Editor's Note