Connecticut approves $75m commitment

The US public pension has backed Vistria Group's third buyout fund.

Institution: Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds
Headquarters: Hartford, United States
AUM: $33.26bn
Allocation to alternatives: 21.80%
Bitesize: $50-100m

Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds has agreed to commit $75 million to Vistria Fund III, a contact at the pension informed Private Equity International. The North American buyout fund is targeting investments in both the healthcare and financial services sectors.

The $33.26 billion US public pension has a 10.90 percent target allocation to private equity that currently stands at 7.20 percent.

As illustrated below, Connecticut has made eight commitments to private equity funds with a 2018 or 2019 vintage, which combined constitute $688 million.

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