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chicagobusiness.com June 10, 2014

Hearn set to buy Three First National Plaza from Hong Kong / South Korea Venture

Chicago-based Hearn will pay about $260 per square foot, or 9 percent more than a Hong Kong-South Korea venture paid less than three years ago for the 1.4 million-square-foot tower at 70 W. Madison St., according to people familiar with the transaction.
Read by 56% of LPs

chicagotribune.com May 15, 2014

Judge halts Illinois pension reform law

Judge John Belz recognized the retirees and others in the pension systems could suffer “irreparable harm” if the law is allowed to go forward while the constitutionality issues is still being fought out in the courts, according to his order. The case is expected to wind up in the Illinois Supreme Court.
Read by 38% of LPs

niufoundation.org April 25, 2014

Northern Illinois University Opens Up Investment Consulting Search

The Foundation currently uses an investment consulting firm to manage the portfolio and the individual managers. This firm has provided service for over 10 years. In consideration of our fiduciary responsibility, we are conducting a formal Request for Proposals (“RFP”) to determine which investment consultant would best serve our needs in the future. The proposal is due April 30, 2014.
Read by 78% of LPs

nytimes.com December 02, 2013

Illinois Gives Plan Details for Bailout of Pensions

Around the nation, officials wrestling with rising pension costs and underfinanced systems will be watching closely to see if Illinois is willing to challenge labor....
Read by 72% of LPs

bloomberg.com November 21, 2013

Illinois Beats Investment Return Goals Amid Pension Stalemate

Illinois is beating pension investment goals despite a long-running stalemate over restructuring its retirement systems, according to the executive director of the Illinois State Board of Investment....
Read by 68% of LPs

ai-cio.com October 01, 2013

CIO Profile: Switching Up the Status Quo in Chicago

If Chicago’s public teacher pension plan were a hedge fund, it would be in the vein of Third Point or Perishing Square...
Read by 47% of LPs

IP Real Estate August 21, 2013

Illinois Teachers sets aside $600m for new real estate investment

The Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois has allocated approximately $600m (€450m) for new real estate investments for the 2103-14 fiscal year...
Read by 76% of LPs

thedeal.com August 15, 2013

Apax's Hub goes to Hellman & Friedman for $4.4B

Hub International Ltd., the Chicago-based global insurance brokerage, is being dealt between private equity sponsors in a $4.4 billion deal...
Read by 34% of LPs

articles.chicagotribune.com August 01, 2013

Grosvenor poised to buy private equity unit from Credit Suisse

Chicago-based Grosvenor Capital Management LP is in advanced talks to buy a private equity unit from Credit Suisse Group AG, sources close to the deal said Wednesday. The transaction could be valued...
Read by 31% of LPs

chicagoparkpension.org July 31, 2013

Chicago Park Employees' commits $20m to Infrastructure

A motion was made by Trustee AFFOLTER to appoint Ullico Investment Company, Inc. and Industry Funds Management, LLC Infrastructure Investment Managers for the Fund at an allocation of $10 million apiece, not to exceed 5% of Fund assets...
Read by 73% of LPs