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linkedin.com January 24, 2020

How To Invest In Alternative Funds In Private Markets

As Mitesh Agrawal was setting up the best-in-class teams and processes from sourcing to due-diligence and from execution to data management for the newly formed alternatives area, he was challenged by an age-old question. Who to choose from amongst the universe of fund managers with everyone claiming stellar returns?
Read by 67% of LPs

hedgeweek.com August 16, 2017

Hedge Funds, Other Alts Crucial To Endowment, Foundation Portfolios: Survey

Marketable alternatives are a substantial and important component of many endowment and foundations’ portfolios, according to the Q2 2017 NEPC Endowment and Foundation Poll, a measure of endowment and foundation views on the economy, investing, and key market trends.
Read by 71% of LPs

allaboutalpha.com August 15, 2017

The Impact Of Pensions Favoring Alts Over Equities: Research

The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College has put out a white paper about public pensions and alternative investments.  It asks two questions: which plans have made the largest shift into alternatives? And, how has that shift mattered to their returns and risk?
Read by 49% of LPs

ai-cio.com August 15, 2017

Hedge Funds Among Marketable Alternatives Gaining Popularity In Endowment, Foundation Portfolios

A survey from NEPC revealed 68% of respondents have more than 10% of their portfolios allocated to marketable alternatives, which includes hedge funds. This marks a notable increase from last year, when NEPC’s July 2016 survey found only 45% of respondents had at least 10% allocated to hedge funds.
Read by 48% of LPs

benefitscanada.com July 18, 2017

Fast-Growing Canadian Pension Funds Cite Returns From Alternatives For Solid Performance In 2016

<p>Alternative investments have been the name of the game for many of the leaders on&nbsp;Benefit Canada&lsquo;s list of the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.benefitscanada.com/news/2017-top-100-pension-funds-report-the-evolution-of-db-pensions-100081">fastest-growing pension funds for 2016</a>.</p> <p>Both the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, ranked third on the list of fastest-growing plans at 10.65 per cent growth, and Alberta Teachers&rsquo; Retirement Fund Board, ranked fourth at 10.6 per cent, saw robust performances from most of their alternative assets classes, including their real estate, infrastructure and private equity portfolios.</p> <p>At OMERS, private equity returned 12.6 per cent, with real estate following closely at 12.4 per cent and infrastructure at&nbsp;11 per cent. The Alberta fund&nbsp;saw a 16 per cent return for infrastructure, 10 per cent for real estate and five per cent for private equity.</p>
Read by 48% of LPs

realestate.ipe.com July 06, 2017

New York Common Invests In Landmark's Real Estate Secondaries Fund

<p>New York State Common Retirement Fund has made a $150m (&euro;133m) commitment to Landmark Partners&rsquo; latest real estate secondaries fund.</p> <p>The pension fund told IPE Real Estate that it is investing in Landmark Real Estate Partners VIII as part of its $4.5bn opportunistic alternatives portfolio, held separately to its real estate allocation.</p>
Read by 56% of LPs

bloomberg.com July 05, 2017

Clariant Said To Be Targeted By Activist Hedge Fund Corvex

Activist hedge fund&nbsp;Corvex Management has built a stake in Clariant AG in a move designed to undo the Swiss chemicals maker&rsquo;s $6.4 billion planned takeover of Huntsman Corp., according to people with knowledge of the situation. Corvex, which has built a stake in Clariant that exceeds the disclosure threshold of 3 percent, plans to push the company to explore alternatives to the deal including a potential sale, said the people, who asked not to be named because the situation is private. The activist investor believes the Huntsman acquisition, which was championed by Clariant Chief Executive Officer&nbsp;Hariolf Kottmann, lacks strategic rationale,...
Read by 63% of LPs

wealthmanagement.com June 23, 2017

Blackstone Goes All In On Private Wealth

The alternatives manager has been quietly building its private wealth business over the last five years to where 15-20 percent of its assets under management now come from retail channels.
Read by 58% of LPs

straitstimes.com June 19, 2017

Sovereign Wealth Funds Scaling Down Exposure To Fossil Fuels

Some sovereign investors are reducing their exposure to fossil fuels or seeking clean alternatives to protect their portfolios from rising environmental risk.
Read by 78% of LPs

valuewalk.com May 25, 2017

Hedge Fund Managers Pour SALT On U.S. Stocks, Look To Europe

Europe is back on the map. That was one of the main takeaways last week from the SkyBridge Alternatives (SALT) hedge fund conference in Las Vegas, where $3 trillion in assets was represented.&nbsp;
Read by 31% of LPs