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University of Kentucky allocates to emerging managers, private credit

The $1.6 billion endowment for the University of Kentucky made commitments to alternatives just before the coronavirus pandemic lockdown began…

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Fund of hedge fund pioneer points to three areas where HFs shine

After more than three decades investing in hedge funds, Dixon Boardman, CEO and founder of Optima Asset Management and vice…

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Illinois Teachers boost PE by over $700m, redeem $1bn-plus from HFs

The $50.6 billion Teachers’ Retirement System of Illinois in Springfield made key hires across multiple alternative investment portfolios with a…

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Oklahoma pension adds four funds to existing long/short portfolio

Trustees for the Oklahoma Municipal Retirement Fund in Oklahoma City approved an allocation to four long/short managers following a review…

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AW Scorecard: Investors pour $1.5bn into HF, CTA strategies in March

Even as hedge fund performance has been mixed during the last few weeks, institutional investors are still writing out tickets…

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Sacramento adds $45m to absolute return strategy

The Sacramento County Employees’ Retirement System allocated $45 million to BlackRock Event Driven Equity Fund as part of its $662…

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Maryland commits $610m across four alts managers

The $56.1 billion Maryland State Retirement & Pension System disclosed a series of private debt, private equity and hedge fund…

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NYS Common goes the sustainable route with $300m alts investment

The New York State Common Retirement Fund has announced $800 million in recent investments through its Sustainable Investments and Climate…

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San Francisco adds $315m to hedge funds, private equity

The $27 billion San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System continues to actively allocate to alternative investment strategies with investments totaling $315…

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Texas ERS places $285m in HF and private real estate funds

The $29 billion Texas Employees’ Retirement System has continued to further diversify its alternative investment portfolios, recently allocating to a…

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