Institution: Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund
Headquarters: Oak Brook, United States
Allocation to alternatives: 12.06%
Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund has approved $110 million in commitments across three private equity vehicles, according to the pension’s February 2020 investment committee meeting.
The commitments comprise of $60 million to Sterling Group Partners’ fifth buyout fund and $50 million to two vehicles managed by venture specialists Mayfield Fund: Mayfield XVI and Mayfield Select Fund II. IMRF was not able to share how the $50 million commitment has split between the vehicles.
The $44.67 billion US public pension has a 4.39 percent allocation to private equity.
As illustrated below, IMRF has made several commitments to private equity funds with a 2019 or 2020 vintage, which comprise of a variety of strategy focuses.
Six of the commitments to these funds have been to venture capital/growth equity vehicles; three have been to buyout funds; two to corporate debt funds; with the final four commitments allocated to vehicles differing between co-investment, fund of funds and turnaround strategies.
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