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As Some Pension Funds Phase Out Hedge Funds, Others Phase Them In

There were big headlines earlier this month when CalPERS announced its decision to chop its hedge fund allocation by 40 percent. The news was big not just because it was CalPERS, but because the decision followed in the wake of similar decisions made by smaller funds around the country. The Los Angeles Fire & Police Pension System might not be ...
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Survey: Pensions Funds Will Continue To Increase Alternative Investments

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Six Years Later, Warren Buffett Is Winning His Bet Against Hedge Funds

In 2008, Warren Buffett made a $1 million wager with alternatives firm Protégé Partners. The money came from Buffet’s own pocket, not Berkshire’s. Around the country, the ears of pension funds began perking up in anticipation. The bet: “Over a ten-year period commencing on January 1, 2008, and ending on December 31, 2017, the S&P 500 will ...
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CalPERS To Pull Back 40% of Hedge Fund Investments

There is a growing desire by funds around the country to avoid large investment fees, and that trend has led many funds to reduce their investments in hedge funds. Now, CalPERS has hopped on that train. From MarketWatch: [CalPERS’] hedge-fund investment is expected to drop this year by 40%, to $3 billion, amid a review of that part of the portfolio, ...
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