Public pensions

Ventura County Employees taps Pantheon for secondary private equity fund

Ventura County (Calif.) Employees’ Retirement Association committed $50 million to Pantheon Global Secondary Fund V.

December 17, 2014 | 03:16 pm

South Dakota Investment Council commits to 2 energy funds

South Dakota Investment Council made two new energy fund commitments totaling $222 million.

December 17, 2014 | 02:21 pm
Japan’s GPIF moves closer to replacing president with board

Japan’s GPIF moves closer to replacing president with board

Japan’s $1.1 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund moved a step closer to installing a board of directors to replace the current system in which sole power lies with the president.

December 17, 2014 | 02:15 pm

North Attleboro Contributory looking for U.S. core-plus bond manager

North Attleboro (Mass.) Contributory Retirement System is searching for an active domestic core-plus fixed-income manager to run $7.5 million.

December 17, 2014 | 02:01 pm

Maine Public Employees makes up to $185 million in commitments

Maine Public Employees Retirement System made three commitments totaling up to $185 million.

December 17, 2014 | 11:54 am

Louisiana Municipal picks fund for in-state venture capital investments

Louisiana Municipal Employees’ Retirement System committed $2 million to venture capital fund The Louisiana Fund II.

December 17, 2014 | 11:49 am

Falmouth Retirement System looking for U.S. index, international small-cap managers

Falmouth (Mass.) Retirement System is searching for a passive domestic large-cap growth equity manager to run $5.5 million, a passive domestic large-cap value equity manager to run $6.8 million and a ...

December 16, 2014 | 04:18 pm
Unions file lawsuit challenging constitutionality of Chicago pension reform law

Unions file lawsuit challenging constitutionality of Chicago pension reform law

Four labor unions, along with active and retired city workers, filed a lawsuit Tuesday that argues a Chicago pension reform law violates Illinois' constitutional clause that pension benefits should...

December 16, 2014 | 03:58 pm
California state senator seeks to require CalPERS, CalSTRS to divest coal

California state senator seeks to require CalPERS, CalSTRS to divest coal

CalPERS and CalSTRS would be required to divest their holdings in companies that produce coal under a bill to be introduced by the leader of the state Senate.

December 16, 2014 | 03:25 pm

Tennessee Consolidated preps 2 consultant searches for 2015

Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System will search for a private equity consultant and general investment consultant in 2015.

December 16, 2014 | 01:00 pm

Houston Municipal earmarks $25 million for Riverstone energy fund

Houston Municipal Employees Pension System committed $25 million to Riverstone Global Energy and Power Fund VI.

December 16, 2014 | 12:07 pm

Missouri Local Government looking for U.S. midcap manager in invitation-only search

Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System is conducting an invitation-only search for an active domestic midcap growth equity manager to run $90 million.

December 16, 2014 | 11:08 am

Massachusetts Housing pension fund looking for emerging markets equity manager

Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency Employees' Retirement System is searching for an emerging markets equity manager to run about $10 million.

December 15, 2014 | 03:58 pm
CalPERS to analyze portfolio on what is 'repeatable, predictable and scalable'

CalPERS to analyze portfolio on what is 'repeatable, predictable and scalable'

CalPERS' investment office plans to use a new mantra in analyzing the performance and risk of its portfolio — whether a strategy is “repeatable, predictable and scalable,” said...

December 15, 2014 | 04:14 pm
Canadian pension fund, manager take part in large PetSmart, Riverbed deals

Canadian pension fund, manager take part in large PetSmart, Riverbed deals

Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec, Montreal, was part of the consortium led by private equity firm BC Partners to buy PetSmart Inc., the largest pet store chain in the U.S., for about US$8.3...

December 15, 2014 | 02:59 pm