New York State Common Retirement Fund, Albany, made eight new commitments totaling $1.1 billion in February, according to a monthly transaction report.
The report, posted on the website of Thomas DiNapoli, the state's comptroller and sole trustee of the $247.7 billion pension fund, disclosed within its real estate asset class a commitment of $300 million to Blackstone BioMed Life Science Real Estate Partners, a life sciences-focused real estate commingled fund managed by Blackstone Group.
Within real assets, the pension fund committed €250 million ($298 million) to Copenhagen Infrastructure IV, a fund seeking to invest in a diversified portfolio of renewable infrastructure assets managed by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners.
In its credit asset class, the pension fund committed €200 million to Blantyre Special Situations Fund II, a European middle-market private credit fund managed by Blantyre Capital.
Within private equity, the pension fund committed $200 million to FIMI Opportunity VII, a buyout and growth equity fund focusing on middle-market companies based in Israel.
The pension fund also made a commitment of $10 million to JVP Growth Opportunity X, a growth equity fund targeting investments in growth-oriented Israel and Israel-related technology companies managed by Jerusalem Venture Partners, through the Hamilton Lane/NYSCRF Israel Fund.
Finally, the pension fund disclosed three February transactions in its emerging manager program.
The pension fund made a commitment of $24 million to New Harbor Capital Fund III, a growth equity fund focused on education and health-care industries through the NYSCRF Pioneer Partnership Fund A-II, overseen by HarbourVest Partners.
Also, the pension fund committed up to $15 million each to Brasa Credit II, an opportunistic real estate fund managed by Brasa Capital Management, and Mandrake Capital Real Estate Fund, a special situations real estate fund managed by Mandrake Capital Partners.
The latter two commitments were made through the Empire GCM RE Anchor Fund, overseen by GCM Grosvenor.