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Merced County Employees earmarks $5 million for opportunistic credit fund

Merced County (Calif.) Employees' Retirement Association committed $5 million to Taconic CRE Dislocation Fund II, an opportunistic credit fund, pending legal review of the fund, said Kristen Santos, retirement plan administrator, in an email.

It is the $811 million pension fund's first commitment to a fund managed by Taconic Capital Advisors.

As of April 30, the pension fund's hedge fund allocation was 5.6%; the target is 5%.

Private equity and hedge fund consultant Cliffwater assisted.