Friday, 29 August 2014
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Jun 11 2014 | 8:46am ET
A $2.1 billion Oklahoma pension fund is cutting back on alternative investments.
The Oklahoma Firefighters Pension & Retirement System has slashed its target allocation to “other assets,” which includes hedge and private equity funds, from 11% to 8%, Pensions & Investments reports. The public pension fund also cut its allocation to real estate from 14% to 10%.
The freed-up money from both asset classes will go to an increased allocation to domestic equities, whose target is now 42%.
OFPRS’ other allocations, including to fixed-income hedge funds, were unchanged.
Troy Brown, a consultant to the pension, said that he did not expect the changes to result in any terminations.
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…
Commodities/Futures magazine launched at the precipice of a revolution in the futures industry—really a revolution in the idea of risk management—that would move it from a small niche industry to ...