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January 07, 2021

Orange County Employees Retirement System Set For 20-Year Growth Trajectory | CIO Molly Murphy | Q&A

Molly Murphy is the chief investment officer at Orange County Employees Retirement System (OCERS), where she provides investment oversight to more than $17 billion of defined benefit pension plan assets. In this interview, she discussed how OCERS' generalist structure is different than their pension peers; the system's 20-year outlook for rapid growth; and how they're implementing software and technology solutions to their investment process.
Read by 42% of LPs January 05, 2021

Ontario Teachers' Pension Buys Majority Interest In Societa Gasdotti Italia

On December 24, 2020, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, via Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 4, reached an agreement to sell its 69.4% interest in Societa Gasdotti Italia S.p.A to Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board. Societa Gasdotti Italia is the largest independent gas transmission operator in Italy, with a 1,700-kilomeer high pressure pipeline network transporting natural [...]
Read by 77% of LPs December 29, 2020

Graphcore Raises $222M In Series E Funding Round

Led by Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board and adding funds managed by Fidelity International and Schroders as new investors together with support from existing investors Investment will drive further global expansion and accelerate future IPU developments BRISTOL, England, Dec. 29, 2020...
Read by 40% of LPs December 23, 2020

CalPERS Seeking An Investment Chief With Staying Power

CalPERS, the nation's largest public pension fund, is looking for an investment chief with staying power. The nation's largest public pension fund has had six chief investment officers over the past two decades. Its most recent one stuck around for 19 months.
Read by 40% of LPs

December 17, 2020

State of New Jersey Views Private Markets Allocation As Return Enhancer | Jared Speicher, Head of Private Equity & Private Credit | Q&A

Jared Speicher is the head of private equity and private credit for the $75+ billion pension plan for the State of New Jersey. In this interview, he discussed how their increased allocation to private markets is a performance enhancer, how investors can benefit from riding out short-term market volatility, and the importance of risk-mitigating strategies to help preserve capital during market drawdowns.
Read by 62% of LPs December 14, 2020

Australia Pensions Bet On Venture Capital In Record Raising Year

Australia's biggest pension funds are betting the nation's first recession in about three decades will produce its next tech-unicorns, fueling a record year of venture capital fundraising.
Read by 40% of LPs December 12, 2020

Steel Connect Reports First Quarter Financial Results

SMYRNA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Steel Connect, Inc. (the "Company") (NASDAQ: STCN) today announced financial results for its first quarter ended October 31, 2020. Three Months Ended October 31, 2020 2019 (in thousands) Net revenue $ 169,934 $ 225,153 Net (loss) income (3,551 ) 4,792 Net (loss) income attributable to common stockholders (4,088 ) 4,256 Adjusted EBITDA* 22,536 22,843 Adjusted EBITDA margin* 13.3 % 10.1 % Net cash provided by operating.
Read by 78% of LPs

November 30, 2020

LACERA Looks To Diversity And Inclusion | Senior Investment Analyst Shelly Tilaye | Q&A

Shelly Tilaye is a senior investment analyst at Los Angeles County Employees' Retirement Association, where she has held several positions since joining in 1998. In this interview, Tilaye discusses her 23 years of private equity experience at LACERA, as well as her team's efforts to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion at LACERA and across the investment industry.
Read by 67% of LPs November 18, 2020

Pension Funds See Opportunities In Emerging Markets

Institutional investors like pension funds and hedge funds have seen their opportunities vary, but they're making the most of the situation.
Read by 64% of LPs November 18, 2020

Okex Mining Pool Flatlines After 99.5% Hash Power Drop As Withdrawal Suspensions Spook Clients

The pool's hash power has dropped from 5,000 to barely 20 PH/s. : OKEx's mining pool has gone from being one of the world's largest to not mining any new blocks in over two weeks after the firm lost 99.5% of its hash power one month after it suspended withdrawals from trading accounts. Launched in October 2018, OKEx's pool used to rank as one of the tenth largest in the world, according
Read by 78% of LPs