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Annabelle Ju

Based in New York, Annabelle Ju covers North American institutional investors and fund regulation as the US Private Equity Reporter for Private Equity International and private funds management. She previously reported on market structure at Bloomberg and obtained her Master of Science degree from Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

Why Christian Super is geared towards emerging markets

Tim Macready, chief investment officer at Christian Super, explains why its energy strategy is geared towards emerging markets, with a focus on renewables.

Ford Foundation: On a mission

The Ford Foundation’s $1bn mission-related investing programme is sending a message not only to GPs but also to its peers.

First Round: New kid on the next block

The design of Blackstone's innovation office in New York, true to the name, is anything but conventional.

Private equity retail investors are shopping around

Alternative asset managers are tapping the small investor market through new channels to increase AUM and diversify investor bases.

Oregon loses second PE investment officer this year

Sam Green’s 30 June exit from the $73bn pension will follow the departure of Andy Hayes, who joined First Avenue in January.

Florida boosts PE commitments for 2018

The $9bn pension, which is slightly overweight to private equity at 6.3% in actual allocation, plans to commit $1.8bn for the fiscal year ending 30 June 2018.

CalSTRS further refines PE portfolio mix

The $207bn pension fund is proposing the addition of two new sub asset classes in its private equity portfolio.

Texas Teachers lowers PE commitment plans for 2017

The $138bn pension fund sees high valuations in private equity as a continued challenge.

Apollo to up distressed investing for Fund IX – Exclusive

The firm, which also invests in corporate carve-outs and buyouts, has allocated about a third of its capital to distressed investing since inception.

Apollo Fund IX eyes as much as $23.5bn

The vehicle would be the largest ever for the $189bn private equity firm, which is expected to make a GP commitment of at least 3.5% of total commitments.

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