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Texas Employees puts $150 million in Japan-focused hedge fund

Texas Employees Retirement System, Austin, invested $150 million in Algert Japan Extension Fund.

The hedge fund strategy is managed in a customized separate account for the $29.2 billion pension fund by Algert Global, confirmed Aris Oglesby, operational due diligence analyst, in an email.

The investment is the first to the manager by the pension fund.

ERS has a 4% target allocation to hedge funds. As of Jan. 31, the actual hedge fund allocation was 3.6% of total plan assets, according to an investment report.