Monday, 30 March 2015
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Oct 17 2013 | 1:55pm ET
North Carolina's main public pension fund is set to take advantage of a new law allowing it to pour billions more into alternative investments.
The August law allows the North Carolina Retirement System to invest up to 35% of its $80 billion in assets in alternatives. And the pension is preparing to nearly double its current hedge fund investments, Hedge Fund Alert reports.
North Carolina currently has a 2.9% hedge-fund allocation and plans to increase that by a further 2.5%, some $2 billion. The system is already in talks with potential managers, with requests for proposals expected by year-end.
It is unclear which strategies the pension will seek out, according to HFA. "They're doing some initial due diligence to know the market, to decide how to put it out," a source said.
Mar 9 2015 | 6:35am ET
As 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…
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…