Saturday, 28 March 2015
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Dec 21 2006 | 11:57am ET
The $39 billion Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois has issued a request for proposal for a private equity consultant. The move follows the latest round of staff departures from Pacific Corporate Group, the system’s current private equity consultant hired in May 2006.
“TRS is clearly disappointed in the recent events at PCG and the departure of our lead consultant at the firm,” said Stan Rupnik, chief investment officer at TRS. “We want to ensure TRS employs the most capable advisors as it relates to our investment program.”
As of Sept. 30, TRS had invested $1.5 billion in p.e., or 4.1% of the total fund. A new asset allocation adopted Dec. 8 by the TRS board of trustees increased the target allocation for private equity from 6% to 8%.
Private equity is among the system’s best performers, with year-to-date investment returns of 27.72% as of Sept. 30. TRS’s private equity portfolio is fully diversified across all subsectors, with commitments made to buy-outs, venture capital, distressed debt and mezzanine financing.
The deadline for the RFP is Jan. 17, 2007, and finalists will be presented to the TRS board of trustees at the Feb. 15 meeting.
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…