Monday, 22 September 2014
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Nov 24 2009 | 9:53am ET
The Teacher Retirement System of Texas has awarded a pair of Asian private equity firms with mandates worth $200 million.
The $83 billion pension fund has hired Squadron Capital and Morgan Creek Capital Management. Each will invest $100 million in emerging Asia p.e. funds as the teachers seek to capitalize on the region’s fast rebound from the recession.
The Texas pension has also started a fund of its own in another hot area for investment: gold. The fund has launched a $250 million vehicle that invests in precious-metal miners and exchange-traded funds, it said.
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…
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