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CalSTRS to ramp up Asia PE investments – exclusive

The US's second-biggest public pension could double or triple its exposure to the region by 2021, its chief investment officer told Private Equity International.

Asset owners reflect on staff retention policies

Chief investment officers of CalSTRS, Australia’s CSC and GPIF discussed the challenge of retaining investment employees at the CFA Institute Annual Conference in Hong Kong.

GPIF: ESG disclosure is still an issue

Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund, which expanded its ESG scrutiny to alternatives last year, expects more detailed reporting, its president says.

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.

Is private equity running on a ‘fad cycle’?

UK public pensions have not been seduced into private equity’s growth as successfully as some other investors. Sarah Smart, chairwoman of pensions administrator TPT Retirement Solutions, suggests some reasons why.

Oklahoma Police pension head fired after embezzlement accusations

The $2.5bn pension system’s executive director allegedly arranged ‘for impromptu meetings with investment firms to justify travel expenses.'

CPPIB’s Kim on private equity in Asia: ‘Finding the right partner is crucial’

The pension’s head of Asia-Pacific, Suyi Kim, has driven a decade of growth for the fund and she’s just getting started.

ATP posts 19% drop in PE returns

The decline can be attributed to a bumper year for ATP's private equity portfolio in 2016, a spokesman for the firm told PEI.

Privately Speaking: What Ilmarinen learned from the financial crisis

The Finnish pension's Katja Salovaara reflects on the last downturn and how firms should prepare for the next big shock.

Ilmarinen: The 10-year fund is here to stay

Katja Salovaara, a private equity limited partner at Finnish pension fund Ilmarinen, believes the traditional fund structure will prevail.
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