Emerging Manager Programs, Mandates on the Rise: Report

The number of institutional investors with a specific mandate to commit money to emerging managers has quadrupled since 2013, according to a survey from KPMG. The survey, Women in Alternative Investments Report, also revealed growth in the number of institutional investors who had emerging manager programs. From the report: * Emerging manager programs ...
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Your Website Is Probably Harming Investor Relations, Says Survey

A majority of investors are not satisfied with the quality of information on hedge fund managers’ websites — and therein lies an opportunity for a competitive advantage for emerging managers, according to a recent survey of investors conducted by IR Halo. One-hundred percent of responding investors said they use a hedge fund’s website ...

Data Gap: Two Myths Consultants Believe About Tracking, Recommending Emerging Asset Managers

Most investment consultants don’t currently have systems in place to track and endorse emerging asset managers, and the barriers to such systems are more imagined than real, according to a recent survey of consultants conducted by SEIU. The survey, titled Casting a Wider Net, queried the consultants on the barriers to tracking and promoting emerging ...

San Antonio Fire & Police Pension Names Finalists in Emerging Manager Search

The $2.7 billion San Antonio Fire & Police Pension Fund this week named two finalists in its search for emerging managers to handle two separate allocations: one to run an infrastructure fund, and the other to run an emerging markets equity allocation, according to Pensions & Investments. There was no RFP issued for this sweepstakes, and allocation ...

Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders to Railroad Pension: Prioritize Diverse Asset Managers

Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and a half dozen other senators last month penned a letter to the National Railroad Retirement Investment Trust, encouraging the prioritization of diversity when selecting asset managers. [The letter can be read here. It’s also embedded below.] The NRRIT is the entity that manages the $25 billion portfolio of federal ...

Emerging Jobs: Emerging Hedge Funds Offer Best Job-Seeking Prospects, Says Recruiter; Silicon Valley Bank Seeks Director For Emerging Manager Practice

A roundup of the latest job postings and trends from emerging managers Emerging hedge funds best prospect for job-seekers? Should hedge fund job-seekers be looking at emerging funds? Absolutely, says one recruiter, who thinks they offer the best prospects to those looking for jobs in the hedge fund industry. Richard Risch, CEO of the Risch Group, tells ...

Can Emerging Managers Emerge? Notes From the Emerging Managers’ CAP Intro Event

Leo Kolivakis is a blogger, trader and independent senior pension and investment analyst. On Wednesday, I attended the first ever cap intro emerging managers conference here in Montreal. Before covering it, let me begin with a comment which Simon Schilder recently wrote for Hedgeweek, Emerging hedge fund managers – challenges and solutions: Who ...
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CalPERS’ Manager Cutback Could Lead to Larger Mandates for Emerging Managers

At an investment board meeting on Monday, CalPERS CIO Ted Eliopoulos expanded on the pension fund’s plan to cut ties with 50 percent of its external managers. Eliopoulos said the cuts would give smaller, high-performing managers a chance to transition out of the “emerging manager” program and obtain larger mandates from the pension fund. More ...
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Chicago Teachers’ Pension Embraces Manger Diversity As One-Third of Assets With Minority Firms

The Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund (CTPF) released data on Tuesday revealing the fund’s sizeable investments with MWDBE (Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise) investment firms. The fund has invested $3.6 billion, or 33.4 percent of its total assets, with such firms. More from a CTPF release: As part of two fiscal year-end reports, ...
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