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31 July 2014

LP Profile: Jason MacDonald, New Jersey Department of the Treasuryp

New Jersey New Jersey Department of the Treasury’s alternatives programme, launched during a challenging time for investors, has evolved to allocate more than $1bn to private equity each year

12 May 2014

LP Profile: Charles Spiller, Pennsylvania Public School Employees’ Retirement Systemp

After substantially ramping up its allocation to private markets, Pennsylvania’s public pension fund PSERS has been rewarded with an asset class that has outperformed the rest of the portfolio, says its head of alternatives Charles Spiller.

8 May 2014

LP Profile: Marcel Andringa, SPF Beheerp

A slowing allocation pace for European pension fund investor SPF Beheer is no cause for concern – reflecting more the patient outlook of a long-term investor than lack of confidence in private equity, says investment director Marcel Andringa.

1 May 2014

LP Profile: John Skjervem, Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fundp

As one of the earliest US state pension funds to participate in private equity, the Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund is keenly aware of its value at a time when supportive interest rates no longer offer the same tailwinds to the global financial industry.

14 April 2014

LP Profile: Gary Bruebaker, Washington State Investment Boardp

With a private equity allocation that comprises more than one-quarter of its global investment programme, Washington State Investment Board is a sizeable player in the industry – and likes to make its presence felt, says CIO Gary Bruebaker

7 April 2014

LP Profile: Scott Chan, Sacramento County Employees’ Retirement Systemp

After choosing to double its allocation to private equity and move away from funds of funds, Sacramento County Employees’ Retirement System has been rewarded with deeper relationships with its GPs, says CIO Scott Chan

21 February 2014

LP Profile: Lindel Eakman, UTIMCOp

US university endowment UTIMCO believes it is the just the right size to tackle its growing alternatives portfolio – large enough to make its voice heard, yet retaining a core mobility that characterises its active approach.

21 January 2014

LP Profile: Weathergage Capitalp

While capital flows into VC may have slowed, investors willing to put money to work in a time of capital drought look set to reap the rewards.

14 November 2013

LP Profile: Dhvani Shah, Illinois Municipal Retirement Fundp

Private equity’s return profile is helping US pension fund Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund to regain its fully funded status as it continues to recover from the financial crisis.

1 November 2013

LP Profile: Peter Keehn, Allstate Investmentsp

Against a backdrop of a shrinking institutional capital commitment for private equity, US insurance giant Allstate is choosing instead to increase its allocation.

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