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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.

The state of CalPERS’ PE programme in five charts

CalPERS is due to identify a new CIO next month, so PEI's interactive charts outline what he or she is on course to inherit.

Korean SWF targets 19% exposure to alternatives

The sovereign fund plans to increase its allocation to alternative investments by 2020.

CPPIB ramps up emerging markets exposure

The Canadian pension giant had C$9.6bn invested in emerging markets private equity as of 31 March, up from C$5.8bn last year.

Which US pension funds have the best PE track record?

Los Angeles Fire and Police Pension System’s buyout portfolio generated the best performance among US public pensions since vintage 2004, according to a study by HEC Paris.

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