Exclusive with Maurice Gordon, Head of Private Equity for Guardian Life
“This, historically turns out to be the best time in the world to invest in companies.”
“This, historically turns out to be the best time in the world to invest in companies.”
Drop in alternative holdings allows SBA to back five funds, including one focused on digital assets.
System will look to launch co-investment program and do more internationally.
Program’s private equity program reports a loss, leads to restatement of year-end numbers .
Effort to do more such deals is driven by a desire to reduce costs by $300 million annually.
Expected shortfall in distributions and tough secondary market may lead to reduced commitments.
Karen Frank’s plans after two years in the role are not known.
Third school in Research Triangle, Duke University, posts a 1.5% loss.
Ivan Manolov spent nearly 11 years at YMCA Fund.
System reducing pacing plans for two sectors – despite strong gains from both.
Greg Ruiz joins Jasper Ridge Partners after helping ‘turn around’ CalPERS’ PE program.
wealth fund backs three sector funds and also commits to infrastructure and
distressed lending funds.
Currently comprising 5.4% of the portfolio, it can be expanded to 10% over the next 10 years.
Martin Longchamps is hired from PSP Investments, replaces Martin Laguerre.
Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund commits half the amount that Aliph Capital is seeking to raise.
System is looking to ramp up its activity in infrastructure.
U-M reports a gain of 2.2%, making it the third Big 10 school to post a positive number for fiscal year.
Gaw Capital Partners has invested in a company with a 1.9GW renewable energy pipeline.
SFERS is enduring a tough 2022, thanks to steep declines in public markets and fixed income portfolios.
CIO Ronald Schmitz also expects private equity returns to be a bit stronger than hoped.
Neil Shah helped oversee private equity and real assets at NU.
WSIB’s returns are currently second only to Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund.
Yale University is still the only Ivy League school to generate a positive return.
Lightrock exceeds target thanks to bringing in a global mix of institutional investors.
Poised to step down as CIO at the end of 2023 after 12 years, Hewsenian discusses career, including serving as a consultant to CalPERS and being a special ed teacher.
Farouki Majeed sees benefits in switching away from hedge funds to private credit
Neumora Therapeutics is developing medicines to treat brain diseases.
System commits to three credit funds, a real estate fund and a private equity fund.
giant sets up program to invest in venture funds backing entrepreneurs from
Allen Waldrop fills a role that has been open since Steve Moseley’s departure.
Bulk of capital deployed into two private equity funds and a real estate fund.
Brijesh Jeevarathnam is tapped to replace the retiring Kelly Meldrum.
TCDRS has committed a third of the capital it deployed in the sector in 2021.
System approves new asset allocation target that increases credit and public equity while lowering real estate and interest-rate sensitive strategies.
Christopher Schelling starts 512 Alternatives after recent stints with Venturi Private Wealth and Windmuehle Companies.
Study by KKR finds CIOs are looking to increase exposure to illiquid investments but want ones providing more upfront yields.
Tray.io is focused on solving the problems companies face as they undergo rapid digital transformation.
SIC had backed prior funds from Intermediate Capital Group and JMI.
currently has approximately 30% of its endowment invested in VC.
System is currently overallocated to sector.
System backs Two Ardian Funds and an Oak Street real estate fund.
The $24.3 billion Louisiana system commits $425 million.
Nguyen will serve as director of investments at the $4.5 billion endowment.
SWIB’s private markets CIO said division will continue to work with consultants.
investor sees value in company providing an array of home services.
in rare position to not only pursue fund stakes, but also do more co-investing.
Opal Capital, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, Ahmed Al Mosa, Federico Jost,
Sebastien de Jong
New asset allocation strategy ups target to private equity to 15%, doubles target for private credit to 10%.New asset allocation strategy ups target to private equity to 15%, doubles target for private credit to 10%.
Plan also seeks to give leadership more authority to approve fund investments, co-investments, and secondary transactions.
Employees Retirement Fund, Maine Public Employee Retirement System and the New
Mexico Educational Retirement Board among those who benefitted from being overallocated
System backs CoinFund Ventures among four commitments done over the summer.
Pension fund invests in two of the infrastructure firm’s funds; deploys $1B in total to eight funds in July.
Rattee will work to ensure OPE’s portfolio is constructed to mitigate risks
while capitalizing on ESG opportunities.
Sovereign wealth fund invests €10 million in Ocean 14 Capital’s fund,
joining such other LPs as European Investment Fund and Niklas Zennström.
Jonas Nyquist leaves Saudi Aramco investment subsidiary to start own
firm.Jonas Nyquist leaves Saudi Aramco investment subsidiary to start own
is currently limited to 20% of its allocation in private equity, credit, hedge
funds and infrastructure.
System, though, remains active in the asset class, deploying $5.1B in the first half of ’22.
With investment firms seeking to attract
trillions from smaller investors, large allocators could have co-investment
opportunities, fee cuts reduced.
is now searching for a CIO to replace Elizabeth Burton, who left at the end of
posts listings for two new roles; individuals would report to Deputy CIO Scott
‘Execution management’ firm Celonis now valued at $13B after latest round.
Pension fund puts more than $100 million into four such firms.
Lee will be replaced by colleague Chris Cassidy at end of September.
The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) was launched by President Biden on 23 May 2022. It includes Australia, Brunei, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Fiji joined the group soon after.
will use proceeds for its treatment for ADHD.
see VC as most overvalued and are more wary of emerging markets.
Thoma Bravo, which has $114 billion in assets under management, has until September 12 to announce whether it will make a firm offer.
currently restricted from making new PE, VC, credit, hedge fund and
wealth fund has done at least three such deals in 2022.
White previously worked at Bakkt and Coinbase.
Nguyen had been with MBOI for five years.
equity receives nearly half of the commitments.
Steve Willer tasked with bringing 10 funds into compliance with their
asset allocation targets.
board also commits more than $1.5 billion to fund and co-investment
Private equity firm exceeds target goal; will invest in healthcare and technology.
“Bo” Cenanovic now a managing director with PSG.v
Canada’s largest pension plan was active in both backing funds and in co-investments.
plan is in midst of implementing recent asset allocation changes.
Blackstone, KKR, TPG, Apollo, Ares, Brookfield, EQT and Carlyle have more than $700 billion of dry powder.
Equity, Real Estate, Secondaries, Jefferies, Wilshire Associates, Coller
Capital, Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association, LACERA, New
Jersey Division of Investment, Washington State Investment Board
Lee leaves firm; William Conway to serve as interim CEO.
Jonathan Popielarski leaving role as director of private assets; Justin Maistrow becomes deputy CIO.
Survey says they are showing less interest in growth equity, new managers and Asia.
System told to increase private equity, decrease international equity.
Jared Speicher set to head North American buyout
investing for MetLife.
to reduce fees paid to PE managers and generate strong returns spurs
institutional investors to find ways to collaborate with firm managers.
SERS board had postponed committing to the funds in June over diversity concerns.
billion fund is expected to focus on private equity, real estate, and private credit,
according to job listing.
benefitted from being under-allocated to stocks.
– a big backer of venture capital – sees year-to-date gains through May.
returns from private markets cannot offset equity and fixed income losses.
Despite its modest origin, CAIA has expanded into a globally recognized designation, and alternatives are hardly alternative.
TRS has lost 21 people over past two years to outside firms.
Pension plan also discloses that it took part in a co-investment with a PE manager.
Plan’s board approves Bernhard Capital Partners, Hark Capital and TPG funds.
Consumer-focused PE firm sees private credit as ‘natural extension,’ mum on fundraising plans.
Group expects industry to also have poor results over at least the next two
sees valuation increase in newest round, on pace to do $600 million in 2022.
Scheider to take over for David Layton, who also is Partners’ CEO.
Musicco says move enables pension plan to
‘capitalize on market opportunities.’
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett veteran has worked with investment firm on transactions for several years.
Pension plan sees private equity co-investing as key component but needs the right people to execute.
‘Ambitious’ plan involved changing private
equity, private credit, real assets and fixed income mix.
has invested in a series of funds raised by firm her father co-chairs, the
will try to push through tough public market.
Private markets giant invests in digital private
market exchange, adds head of digital assets.
joins Wafra Inc. to launch co-investment initiative.
begins for new leader for PE-focused LP group; Choi to serve as interim head.
Plans see, project big savings from bringing investment functions in-house.
Above target, plan makes no new commitments in May, but does back private credit and real assets funds.
taps more than 100 institutional investors to blow past hard cap.
Person tapped would replace Andrew Junkin and take over plan that is set with PE in 2022.
Budde had been with firm since 2005; also worked at ABRY Partners.
System also commits over $5 billion of capital to
He spent 14 years at the endowment after leading private markets at Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
Power Sustainable two-thirds of the way toward closing the North American-focused fund.
Growth and late-stage VC expected to take worse
hit – an event that may slow fundraising rush.
finds majority expect allocations to increase by between 5% and 10%.
SERS had been set to commit $125 million to Sentinel Capital Partners.
Veteran CIO describes balance needed to work at a public pension plan.
Canadian pension plan sees asset under management grow significantly.
Pension fund also approves commitments to three other funds.
University weighing to invest in 18 managers
discovered during process.
Limited partner concerns reported by Coller
Capital include reputation and new sources of capital.
backs Sentinel Capital Partners despite board concerns.
New plan would streamline process and enable more capital to be deployed.
fund sees benefits of investing in Sequoia Capital’s new funds outweigh risks.
After a drop in 2021, capital raised but not committed increases.
Canadian pension plan combines two units to back companies poised for ‘transformational growth.’
Acrisure will use the capital to continue acquisition momentum.
PERS Sees Value of Stocks Decline by Nearly $3 Billion Between March and April.
Private equity firm will use $25 billion fund to invest in an array of sectors and geographies.
Canadian pension fund poised to invest in healthcare, vegetable deals.
investment commission also approves new fund commitments as CIO prepares to
may pave the way for other PE firms to buy teams.
Apollo will own a minority stake in life science VC firm.
It’s the third mandate since 2015.
Private equity fund of funds is the first for MIM.
TPG Founding Partner Jim Coulter is pleased with fundraising and deal success.
the denominator effect hits more institutions than usual, it may crimp investors
and make it more difficult for GPs to raise funds.
first investment is all about monitoring carbon.
Fund will make direct investments across PE, private credit, infrastructure and real estate.
The pension fund is seeking to select a firm by early June.
Doñé to oversee Platinum's strategic planning and investor capital development.
CEO Marc Rowan
explained the new business model during Milken Institute Global Conference.
Acrew's Gouw makes notable donation.
Blackstone buying spree continues after PS Business Parks acquisition.
Plan could allocate more than $300M to asset class in 2022.
New target will help plan move toward endowment model.
Battery Ventures, New Mountain, Threshold and ArchiMed are among those backed.
KKR, AEW pen Singapore office sale in Tanjong Pagar.
Alternatives giant finds success in raising capital from array of investors.
VC and real estate targeted for hikes.
Change marks the second increase to sector in two years.
Makes move despite past criticisms of fees paid to managers.
PERF has allocated 27% of its fund to private equity and 25.2% to public equities.