As we sat down to crunch some numbers, it should have come as no surprise that the strategies drawing more of our readers’ eyeballs last year were those that involved private credit, Asia and firms and initiatives focused on DEI.
One of most widely read stories in the public pension fund sphere was on LACERA’s sizable aims in sourcing diverse emerging managers. Other incubators drew our attention as well, as investors continue to seek out new talent despite the lack of in-person meetings due to the pandemic.
Despite the ongoing global pandemic, 2021 was a year that saw record-breaking investment returns in private equity that in turn fueled record gains at endowments and foundations. There was also turnover at university endowments, including Northwestern University naming its first female CIO to lead its investment office.
As usual our story ranking is in ascending order, meaning the most popular story appears at the end of our ranking.