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Which Pension Fund Is Best At Investing In Private Equity? The Results Are In

Reuters PE Hub recently surveyed 160 public pension funds across the country in an attempt to pinpoint the fund with the highest-performing private equity portfolio. The results of the survey were released this month, and the fund with the best performance from private equity was the San Diego City Employees Retirement System (SDCERS). From KUSI News: SDCERS’ ...
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CalPERS Rescinds $700 Million Investment With Private Equity Fund Headed By Doctor With No Private Equity Experience

You probably trust your doctor with your life. But with your money? Many people might balk at the notion of their doctor making their investment decisions for them. But back in 2007, CalPERS made a big bet: a $705 million investment in a private equity fund, Health Evolution Partners Inc., specializing in health care companies. The CEO of the fund, ...
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Private Equity Sets Sights on 401(k)s

Private equity funds have been a staple of the investments of defined-benefit plans for decades. But as the prominence of defined-benefit plans diminish and defined-contribution plans rise in their place, private equity firms now have their eyes on another prize: 401(k)s. So said several major private equity players who spoke as part of a panel discussion ...
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Value of New York City Funds Reach All-Time High After Big Returns

New York City’s pension funds together returned over 17 percent for fiscal year 2013-14, the City’s strongest return since fiscal year 2010-11. As a result, the value of the City’s pension system has reached an all-time high. From Reuters: New York City’s pension system had a banner fiscal year in 2014, increasing its total value to a record ...
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Maryland’s Top Fund Returns 14 Percent for Year

The Maryland State Retirement and Pension System is the latest fund to release its investment performance data for fiscal year 2013-14, and the fund returned over 14 percent for the year, the System’s second consecutive year of double-digit investment returns. From the Baltimore Post-Examiner: Maryland’s pension system for state employees and ...
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New York City Funds Lag Behind on Private Equity Performance

The private equity analytics firm Bison just came out with a list ranking the private equity performance of 50 public pension funds. New York City’s pension funds have been particularly active in PE funds, and are looking to invest even more in the area in coming years. So, how did the city fare? You have to pay to see the full rankings, but the ...
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