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NJ’s private equity programme emerges from uncertainty

Governor Phil Murphy’s anti-private equity rhetoric during his campaign triggered a hold on commitment but the state’s pension system wants to re-establish its standing.

Funds of Funds Special: The key to opening up the defined contribution world

Funds of funds have a key role to play in opening up private markets to defined contribution pension plans.

CPPIB: the smartest, nicest guys in the room

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board's secondaries team is giving traditional firms a run for their money. The secret to its success is more than simply having a lower cost of capital.

Oregon pension: cross-fund investments are ‘highly conflicted’

Industry trends such as GPs making pre-emptive bids and the rise of cross-fund investments are signals of late cycle behaviour, according to the $101bn Oregon State Treasury.

UK pension group makes $2.6bn foray into PE

LGPS Central, which manages assets of nine UK pensions, joins Northern Pool and Local Pensions Partnership in setting up a dedicated private equity fund.

Danish pensions seed $740m sustainable development fund

The Danish SDG Investment Fund will invest in companies focused on renewables, water, financial services and agribusiness.

Could fury about PE fees drive secondaries dealflow?

Some buyers of second hand fund stakes will be licking their lips in anticipation of sales driven by cost-cutting this year.

Four ways CalPERS could reach $13bn in PE deployment – updated

As the US’s largest public pension discusses the plan for its revamped PE programme, we examine how it could hit its target annual deployment range.

Sweden’s AP7 is hungry for private equity

Per Olofsson, head of alternatives at the Swedish pension fund, talks about its battle to get fully invested.

Texas Municipal fights to claw back terms from GPs

In a heady fundraising environment, GPs are pushing fund terms in their favour, and it’s up to LPs to walk them back, Texas Municipal Retirement System’s director of private equity Christopher Schelling.
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