Venture capital

Arizona Public Safety commits $130 million to 3 managers

Arizona Public Safety Personnel Retirement System, Phoenix, made up to $110 million in new commitments and co-investments plus a follow-on commitment of up to $20 million.

March 04, 2015 | 01:02 pm

Rhode Island commits $15 million to venture capital fund of funds

Rhode Island State Investment Commission committed up to $15 million to Industry Ventures Partnership Holdings III-C, a sidecar fund.

February 26, 2015 | 03:32 pm

El Paso fire and police plan commits to Insight Venture Partners co-investment fund

El Paso (Texas) Firemen & Policemen Pension Fund committed $8 million to Insight Venture Partners Growth-Buyout Co-Investment Fund, pending legal review.

February 24, 2015 | 03:35 pm
Clean tech loses power in energy portfolios

Clean tech loses power in energy portfolios

Once positioned to be a star of investors' portfolios, clean technology has been reduced to bit-part status, morphing into an opportunistic investment in a broader energy infrastructure strategy.

February 09, 2015

Brockton Contributory Retirement seeks venture capital manager

Brockton (Mass.) Contributory Retirement System is searching for a private equity manager to run about $3 million to $6 million in a closed-end venture capital fund.

February 02, 2015 | 01:51 pm

Texas Teachers commits $2.36 billion

Texas Teacher Retirement System, Austin, committed a total of $2.36 billion to 16 private market funds and co-investment vehicles in the quarter ended Dec. 31, a transaction report provided to...

January 26, 2015 | 04:08 pm
Forecasting capital calls proves challenging for pension funds

Forecasting capital calls proves challenging for pension funds

A CalPERS-sponsored study on treasury management finds that only 38% of pension funds responding said they are confident in their ability to accurately forecast cash needs for private investments...

January 15, 2015 | 02:08 pm
VC fundraising up 69% in 2014

VC fundraising up 69% in 2014

Venture capital firms raised $29.8 billion from 254 funds during 2014, according to data released Monday by the National Venture Capital Association. The aggregate amount raised was a 68.6% increase...

January 13, 2015 | 03:24 pm

Arapahoe County Retirement mulls venture capital commitment, redeems PIMCO investment

Arapahoe County Retirement Plan is considering a $3 million commitment to a venture capital fund of funds.

December 22, 2014 | 01:24 pm

Private equity investors could see more cash back, better returns

Private equity managers are more likely to sell than buy in 2015. This should give investors more cash in their pockets from the expected distributions from these sales. These distributions of...

December 22, 2014

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

Private equity, venture capital returns outpace public equities in first 6 months — report

U.S. private equity and venture capital funds outperformed public equity in the first half of 2014, said a report from Cambridge Associates.

December 11, 2014 | 03:52 pm

NZ Super invests US$60 million in alternative energy firm LanzaTech

The NZ$27.1 billion (US$20.8 billion) New Zealand Superannuation Fund invested US$60 million in Chicago-based LanzaTech, a private gas fermentation technology company.

December 09, 2014 | 11:20 am

University of Michigan pledges $60 million to 3 funds

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, committed a total of $60 million to three alternative investment funds.

November 21, 2014 | 02:42 pm

Colorado Fire & Police picks Prudential for unconstrained bonds

Colorado Fire & Police Pension Association hired Prudential Investment Management to run $155 million in unconstrained fixed income.

November 12, 2014 | 01:37 pm