Connecticut Retirement Plans & Trust Funds, Hartford, is committing a total of $200 million to two alternative investment funds, said an announcement from the office of Shawn T. Wooden, state treasurer and principal fiduciary of the $37 billion state pension plan.
At the state investment advisory council's June 10 meeting, Mr. Wooden announced his decision to commit $100 million apiece to Stellex Capital Partners II, a middle-market distressed and special opportunities fund managed by Stellex Capital Management, and Leeds Equity Partners VII, a private equity fund targeting the education, training and information-services sectors.
Mr. Wooden also announced that the four finalists for the state plan's emerging market debt fund search are Aberdeen Standard Investments, Eaton Vance Management, Payden & Rygel and Pacific Investment Management Co.