Friday, 27 March 2015
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Nov 16 2006 | 9:54am ET
The Indiana State Teachers Retirement System is planning a major increase in its allocation to alternative investments, including private equity, absolute return funds and real estate.
The $4.8 billion pension plan plans to double its private equity allocation to 10%, chief investment officer Bob Newland said. ISTRS has retained Callan Associates as a consultant; interested parties should contact Gary Robertson at Callan’s San Francisco office for the request for proposals. Newland would not rule out simply turning the new mandate over to Darien, Conn.-based Portfolio Advisors, which runs ISTRS’ current p.e. portfolio.
The fund’s board has also approved an increase in its real estate and absolute return allocations, increasing the former by about $150 million to almost $400 million, and the latter by $120 million to about $300 million.
ISTRS is currently evaluating whether to issue RFPs for the real estate and absolute return allocations, or to simply increase the mandates of its current managers.
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…