Venture capital

New Mexico Educational on lookout for private equity consultant

New Mexico Educational Retirement Board launched an RFP for a private equity consultant.

September 30, 2014 | 04:24 pm

LACERS readies custodian search; earmarks $35 million to venture capital

Los Angeles City Employees' Retirement System approved issuing an RFP for a firm to provide custodial and securities lending services, minutes from a recent meeting show.

September 29, 2014 | 03:52 pm

New Hampshire puts $20 million in secondary venture capital fund of funds

New Hampshire Retirement System, Concord, committed $20 million to Top Tier Venture Velocity Fund I, a secondary venture capital fund of funds.

September 22, 2014 | 03:53 pm

University of California OKs sustainable investing framework, UC Ventures

University of California Board of Regents voted Thursday to establish and integrate a framework for sustainable investing.

September 18, 2014 | 05:50 pm
University of California considering stand-alone venture capital vehicle

University of California considering stand-alone venture capital vehicle

University of California Board of Regents, Oakland, at its Thursday meeting is expected to vote on whether to create UC Ventures, a stand-alone venture capital investment vehicle and to make an...

September 16, 2014 | 02:17 pm

Nomura Asset Management announces China private equity joint venture

Nomura Asset Management Co. has formed a 50-50 joint venture in Shenzhen with Shenzhen Hua Xia Ren He Capital Management Co. to offer China-domiciled private equity funds and venture capital funds to ...

September 10, 2014 | 04:20 am
Dark-pool operator IEX Group raises $75 million round of funding

Dark-pool operator IEX Group raises $75 million round of funding

IEX Group has completed a $75 million round of funding led by boutique venture capital firm Spark Capital.

September 03, 2014 | 12:56 pm
CalPERS commits $4.5 billion to private equity across 17 opportunities in FY 2014

CalPERS commits $4.5 billion to private equity across 17 opportunities in FY 2014

CalPERS committed $4.47 billion to 12 private equity funds and five co-investment opportunities in the fiscal year ended June 30.

August 26, 2014 | 07:00 am

Texas County & District commits $17 million to venture capital fund

Texas County & District Retirement System committed $17 million to OpenView Venture Partners IV, a venture capital fund that invests in technology, software and Internet companies.

August 26, 2014 | 02:56 pm
Cambridge Associates: Global developed private equity lags public counterpart, while emerging markets PE outperforms public markets in 2013

Cambridge Associates: Global developed private equity lags public counterpart, while emerging markets PE outperforms public markets in 2013

Private equity and venture capital firms that invest primarily in developed markets outside the United States returned 16.3% in 2013, as measured by the Cambridge Associates LLC Global ex-U.S....

August 18, 2014 | 02:29 pm

PennPSERS earmarks $800 million for 5 funds

Pennsylvania Public School Employees' Retirement System committed or invested a total of $800 million to five alternatives funds.

August 12, 2014 | 12:34 pm
Venture capital returns 4.9% in first quarter of 2014

Venture capital returns 4.9% in first quarter of 2014

Venture capital returned 4.9% in the three months ended March 31, as measured by the Cambridge Associates Venture Capital index. The index outpaced the Russell 2000 by 380 basis points and the large-...

July 31, 2014 | 04:00 pm
NYSTRS private equity returns by strategy

NYSTRS private equity returns by strategy

New York State Teachers' Retirement System reported this week its assets increased 12.8% for the fiscal year ended June 30.

July 25, 2014 | 03:42 pm
Canaan Partners turns pun into fun

Canaan Partners turns pun into fun

What do private equity executives do when their 27-year old firm is misunderstood? If the firm is Canaan Partners, you let it go to the dogs.

July 21, 2014

Venture capital investments leap in 2nd quarter — 2 reports

U.S. venture capital firms invested $13 billion in 1,114 deals in the second quarter, a 34% increase in capital invested from the first quarter and up 81% from the second quarter of 2013, The...

July 18, 2014 | 02:04 pm