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Three things you should know about CalPERS’ new PE head

Greg Ruiz, a former Goldman Sachs exec, will rely on his GP experience to help the US's biggest public pension push into direct investing.

Public pensions double PE commitments in 2018

Institutions in the US and UK made 737 commitments to the asset class between Q1 and Q3, compared with 314 during this period last year, according to eVestment data.

CalSTRS: ‘Co-investments should be increased’

The pension is planning a much larger co-investment programme as part of its 'Collaborative Model' approach to private equity.

Korea’s POBA mulls open-ended PE and infra funds

The $9bn pension wants to invest in funds that provide more adequate liquidity protections in the event of an emergency, according to CIO Jang Dong-hun (pictured).

Why ‘contrarian’ South Dakota is bearish on PE

The $14.8bn pension manager is slowing its deployment to private equity and other equity-like assets to cut risk.

Why it’s tougher than ever to hire a public pension CIO

A perfect storm of four key issues is hindering efforts to hire for the crucial position.

How the world’s largest pension funds allocate their assets

North American pensions have the largest appetite for alternatives while their Asia-Pacific counterparts are the least enthusiastic, according to Willis Towers Watson.

Santa Barbara’s PE portfolio in five charts

The $3bn fund is increasing its private equity activity after raising its target allocation to 10% from 7% in 2016.

What’s driving LP performance?

From geography to commitment size, the key factors behind returns at 11 top-performing US public pensions have been analysed.

LACERS’ appetite for emerging managers in three charts

Emerging managers accounted for 3.9% of the investor's $1.7bn private equity portfolio as of 31 December, compared with 5.1% of its private real estate programme.

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