TRS Adopts Investment Blueprints, Hires New Managers

Aug 13 2007 | 10:54am ET

The Board of Trustees of the $41.8 billion Teachers’ Retirement System of the State of Illinois has approved tactical plans for private equity and real estate investments during fiscal year 2008. The strategy for p.e. calls for an annual commitment of $800 million to $1.2 billion to progress towards achieving its long-term asset allocation goal, which was raised from 6% to 8% in 2006.

As of May 31, TRS had committed $3.9 billion in private equity and invested $1.7 billion, or 4% of the total investment portfolio. The TRS board also recently approved new commitments to private equity funds, all which will be funded by cash and passive/enhanced index accounts: $300 million to Apollo Investment Fund VII; $250 million to Warburg Pincus Private Equity Fund X; and $50 million to Avenue Capital Special Situations Fund V.


In Depth

Humble in Hofstra...One Debate an Election Can Make

Sep 26 2016 | 10:20am ET

Tonight's U.S. Presidential debate, infamously coined the “Humbling in Hofstra...

Lifestyle

Vortic: Reimagining the Custom Wristwatch

Sep 27 2016 | 7:24pm ET

American watch manufacturer Vortic, which started out restoring antique pocket watch...

Guest Contributor

Hedge Fund Marketing – Tips for Your Initial Sales Meeting

Sep 29 2016 | 5:46pm ET

There are two main goals a hedge fund should have for an initial in-person sales...