Hall Commodities, a $100 million oil and metals hedge fund managed by former top Credit Suisse energy trader Tony Hall, is closing due to poor performance amid a 25% slide in the Brent crude price since June, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said. more…
Here’s a 24-minute talk with Maarika Paul, chief financial officer at Caisse de Depot et Placement du Québec, Canada’s second-largest pension fund. more…
There may be a new consultant heading to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission to keep an investing eye on its retiree medical trust, judging from the search documents via the Harrisburg fund.
OPERS is going big in its high-yield search. Board trustees are looking to roundup three to six active high-yield bond managers when 2015 rolls around.
The Pennsylvania Municipal Retirement System is shopping for a consulting firm to monitor its $2 billion portfolio.
“I support putting a price on carbon because it fixes a market failure. Without carbon pricing, the market has no way to address the costs associated carbon emissions. These costs end up being born by everyone, including companies and societies.” more…
Segal Rogerscasey went with a Buck Consultants vet when it added its newest consultant. Spokesman Todd Kohlhepp has confirmed to Public Funds Focus that Michael Wright has joined the firm as senior vice president and senior consultant.
An RFP release from the New Mexico Educational Retirement Board places the fund in consulting territory, specifically in the area of private equity.
In a year when few expected interest rates to go down, bonds surprised everyone in 2014.
10/23/14 •Hall Commodities to shut oil and metals hedge fund – source
10/22/14 •SIS Brings Back an Alum
10/08/14 •Trend Among Institutional Investors Questions Prudence of Fossil-Fuel Holdings
10/02/14 •Exit from hedge funds not about performance: CalPERS CIO
10/02/14 •Some Private Equity Firms Want More from Pension Funds
10/01/14 •Another Unconstrained Bond Fund Hits the Market
9/25/14 •An EM Debt Fund from TIAA-CREF
9/25/14 •$225M Colorado Fund Reaches Consultant Decision
9/25/14 •Calpers sticks with commodities after dropping hedge funds
9/23/14 •New York Pension Ponders Fate of $5.6B Invested in HFs
9/18/14 •University of California to plan private equity stake sale
9/16/14 •CalPERS says goodbye to hedge-fund cost, complexity
9/15/14 •Georgia’s Invest-N-U Nabs Local Client
9/11/14 •R. V. Kuhns Wins Over WRS
9/10/14 •3 Foreign Bond Funds for Conservative Investors
8/29/14 •Private Equity Gets $4.5 billion from CalPERS in FY 2014
8/26/14 •$11M Police Pension Gives First Consultant Contract to Wall & Associates
8/22/14 •Consultant BB&T Corp. Nabs Client in Georgia
8/20/14 •New York State Teachers’ loses private equity co-manager
8/18/14 •Weitz Presents a ‘Core Plus’ Income Fund