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penews.com July 17, 2020

Texas Teacher Pension Fund Trims Private Equity Investment Plans

One of the largest Texas pension plans is dialling back the amount of capital it will commit to private equity funds this year even as it continues to emphasise direct investing in the asset class to lower costs.
Read by 72% of LPs

thehill.com May 05, 2020

U.S. Investigating University Of Texas Links To Chinese Lab

The Department of Education has launched an investigation into links between the University of Texas and a Chinese laboratory that has been scrutinized over the coronavirus pandemic.
Read by 48% of LPs

theladders.com February 20, 2020

Climate Change Is Starting To Influence Wall Street

A new piece of research conducted at the University of Texas at Austin finds that climate change beliefs are starting to seriously influence the financial decisions being made by some of Wall Street's most prominent investors.
Read by 70% of LPs

November 21, 2018

Teacher Retirement System of Texas On Being 'A Top-Performing Institutional Investor' | Will Carpenter, Senior Portfolio Manager | Q&A

Will Carpenter is a senior portfolio manager for private equity principal investments with the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, where he leads deal teams in investment due diligence, valuation and ongoing portfolio management for private equity co-investments. In this interview, he discusses his experience moving back to Texas to serve that constituency after spending years in New York City, the positive impact that veteran investor Britt Harris had on TRS and the organization's next steps in being a top-performing institutional investor.
Read by 66% of LPs

April 20, 2018

UTIMCO's Strategy For 'Being Among The Best Endowments' | Britt Harris, CEO & CIO | Exclusive Q&A

Britt Harris is the president, chief executive officer and chief investment officer at The University of Texas/Texas A&M Investment Management Company (UTIMCO). In this interview, he discusses the endowment's in-depth strategy in remaining as one of the best in the U.S.; his goal in molding 500 plus investment leaders (called Titans); and how human judgment and machine learning are complementary to each other in the investment process.
Read by 59% of LPs

forbes.com April 18, 2018

Texas Offers A Broad Range Of RE Investment Opportunities

Texas might as well be called the United States of Texas because of the broad range of real estate markets and is a microcosm of what's happening in the rest of the U.S. - more of the growth, population, and real estate opportunity getting concentrated in fewer, larger markets.
Read by 40% of LPs

today.tamu.edu March 03, 2018

Rush Harvey Joins Texas A&M Foundation As Director Of Investments

The Texas A&M Foundation has hired Rush Harvey, who assumed the role of Director of Investments on Feb. 1. The Texas A&M Foundation had been strategically looking to add to its investment team given an increase in both the size and complexity of its endowment. Harvey previously served as Director of Investments at the Kansas State University Foundation in Manhattan, Kansas. In this role, he worked in conjunction with the chief investment officer in managing endowed assets on behalf of Kansas State University.
Read by 43% of LPs

tcdrs.org December 13, 2017

Texas County & District Retirement System Chief Investment Officer Paul Williams Announces Retirement

The TCDRS Board of Trustees has announced the selection of Casey Wolf as the new Chief Investment Officer. Wolf succeeds Paul Williams, who recently announced his retirement after 22 years with TCDRS. Williamss' retirement is scheduled for spring 2018.
Read by 76% of LPs

bloomberg.com December 10, 2017

Texas Endowment Wants 'Fair And Just' Hedge Fund Fees

The University of Texas Investment Management Co. is trying to change how its hedge fund managers are paid using a model known as 1-or-30 which charges a 1 percent management fee or 30 percent of performance, whichever is higher.
Read by 40% of LPs

forbes.com August 28, 2017

Here's How Many Barrels Of Oil Have Been Lost To Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey (now Tropical Storm Harvey, and on his way out) has taken millions of barrels of oil out of the U.S. energy market. Here's how much oil has ceased to be produced because of Harvey, according to S&P Global Platts.
Read by 51% of LPs