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Insurers increase HF exposure in 2020

Life/annuity and property/casualty insurance segments increased their exposures to hedge funds, leading to an overall 6% increase in insurance industry…

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PSERS approves external tail risk mitigation manager

The $64 billion Pennsylvania School Employees' Retirement System (PSERS) approved an $80 million investment with Capstone Investment Advisors. Capstone is…

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LACERA ups illiquid assets in search of broader portfolio gains

The Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association in California this week approved a new strategic asset allocation in a bid…

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AW Investor Scorecard: $13bn in alts in Q1, with $3bn in March mandates

Institutional investor activity was less intense than it was in February, but roughly $3 billion in new mandates were completed…

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SWIB names Denson to CIO post

The $143 billion State of Wisconsin Investment Board (SWIB) appointed Edwin Denson as executive director and chief investment officer, charged…

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LACERA considers alternative portfolio shifts, hires firms in key areas

The Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA) trustees are considering some slight shifts in their alternative investment portfolios that…

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Virginia adds l/s strategy to equity program

The $92 billion Virginia Retirement System hired a long/short equity hedge fund earlier this year to boost the alpha prospects…

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Connecticut names FoHF finalists

This week the Investment Advisory Council considered a wide range of new mandates totaling more than $1 billion as the…

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CalSTRS set to expand macro portfolio exposure

The $283 billion California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS) has been discussing important shifts within its alternative investment portfolios, including…

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Texas ERS Portfolio Manager offers candid advice for emerging manager HFs

In the interest of seeking a broader opportunity set, perhaps less diluted return streams and to propel nascent investment funds…

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