SWIB confirms $642m in commitments

The US public pension has backed nine private equity funds.

Name: State of Wisconsin Investment Board
HQ: Madison, US
AUM: $136.3 billion
Allocation to alternatives: 20.5%

State of Wisconsin Investment Board (SWIB) has backed nine private equity funds, with $50 million to Ares Special Opportunities Fund II, $100 million to Blackstone Tactical Opportunities Fund IV, $40 million to Centerbridge Seaport Acquisition Fund, €150 million to EQT IX, $100 million to Glendon Opportunities Fund III, €65 million to Hg Genesis 10, $50 million to Sterling Foundation Fund I, $50 million to Varsity Healthcare Partners IV and $37 million to Water Street Partners V, according to the board material.

The SWIB is a state agency responsible for investing the assets of the Wisconsin Retirement System and the State Investment Fund.

The US pension fund has allocated 11.5 percent to private equity, which comprises $15.7 billion in capital. It currently has a target allocation of 12 percent. Its recent fund commitments strategy has been predominantly focused on North American buyout and debt vehicles.

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