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Philadelphia Board of Pensions invests in Deutsche infrastructure fund

Philadelphia Board of Pensions and Retirement made an initial allocation of $25 million to Deutsche Global Infrastructure Fund, an open-end publicly traded fund managed by Deutsche Asset Management.

Christopher R. DiFusco, chief investment officer for the $4.3 billion pension fund, said the allocation is expected to grow over time. A funding source for the mandate has yet to be determined.

The pension plan initially issued an RFP looking for a publicly traded active infrastructure investment manager in March.

Separately, Mr. DiFusco said the board has decided not to hire a cash equalization manager; an RFP initially was issued in February.