Teacher Retirement System of Texas

Texas Teachers returns 8.51% in 2014, slightly surpassing benchmark

Texas Teacher Retirement System returned 8.51% in 2014, outperforming its policy index by four basis points, said a performance report prepared by investment consultant Aon Hewitt Investment...

March 26, 2015 | 03:39 pm

Texas Teachers commits $950 million to 4 managers

Texas Teacher Retirement System committed a total of $950 million to five funds in February.

March 10, 2015 | 01:46 pm
Emerging managers finding more opportunities coming from institutions

Emerging managers finding more opportunities coming from institutions

Institutional investors are increasing their interest in emerging money managers as they seek diversity and new talent for their roster.

February 23, 2015

Pension funds have different reasons for using emerging managers

A number of institutional investors say they have emerging manager investment programs — not for social justice purposes, but because it’s a good way to diversify their portfolios.

February 23, 2015 | 12:01 am

Blackstone Energy Partners II raises $4.5 billion

Blackstone Group has begun investing capital from its second energy fund, Blackstone Energy Partners II, which is “effectively closed” with $4.5 billion.

February 23, 2015 | 01:00 pm
Texas Teachers to expand principal investments

Texas Teachers to expand principal investments

Teacher Retirement System of Texas officials plan an all-out campaign to make the $132 billion pension fund more attractive to the world's choicest — and biggest — principal investment...

February 18, 2015 | 10:04 am
Texas Teachers crafting strategic plan for 2015 oil, energy investments

Texas Teachers crafting strategic plan for 2015 oil, energy investments

Texas Teacher Retirement System is developing a strategic investment plan for oil and energy this year.

February 12, 2015 | 03:20 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
Texas Teachers bringing risk parity in-house

Texas Teachers bringing risk parity in-house

Officials at the $129 billion Teacher Retirement System of Texas, Austin, are gearing up to manage about $3.4 billion in a risk-parity approach in-house, making it one of the few pension funds to...

December 08, 2014

Texas Teachers puts $200 million toward car dealership co-investment

Texas Teacher Retirement System committed $200 million to BSREP CARS Co-Invest Pooling fund.

November 26, 2014 | 02:07 pm

Texas Teachers picks new head for emerging managers

Cheryl Lynette Hines will join the Texas Teacher Retirement System on Dec. 1 as director of the $129 billion fund's emerging managers program.

November 20, 2014 | 03:58 pm

Texas Teachers commits $755 million to real estate, private equity

Texas Teacher Retirement System committed a total of $755 million to five private market funds in the quarter ended Sept. 30, a transaction report provided to Pensions & Investments showed.

November 19, 2014 | 03:07 pm

Texas Teachers is top private equity performer — report

Texas Teacher Retirement System had the best 10-year annualized private equity returns among public pension funds for the end of fiscal year 2013, a report from the Private Equity Growth Capital...

October 15, 2014 | 04:04 pm
Texas TRS directional hedge funds generate highest alpha in fund's external markets portfolio

Texas TRS directional hedge funds generate highest alpha in fund's external markets portfolio

In the three-year period ended June 30, directional hedge funds generated annualized alpha of 4.6 percentage points – the highest of any portfolio in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas'...

September 22, 2014 | 04:01 pm

Texas Teachers tweaks strategic asset allocation

Texas Teacher Retirement System adopted a new strategic asset allocation at its board meeting Thursday that raises the allocation to private markets, adds a 5% allocation to risk-parity strategies,...

September 19, 2014 | 04:10 pm