Connecticut pensions see 8.5% hedge fund return; Asset-liability study this summer

The Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds earn mid-teens returns, beating their benchmarks

Grosvenor, EACM and Private Advisors join second-round nominees for HFM InvestHedge Awards

Group of the Year nominees also announced for 28 September HFMInvestHedge Awards for Performance Excellence

Man FRM launches crisis risk offset vehicle

FoHF launch comes amid growing institutional appetite in space

Beach Point gets $200m Texas County credit mandate

The allocation is Austin-based pension’s only opportunistic credit allocation so far in 2017

Illinois state board to scrap hedge fund asset class

ISBI to maintain some exposure by bucketing managers based on underlying assets

BlueMountain taps Paulson HNWI pro for new platform role

Claudio Macchetto to lead marketing and distribution to wealth management and private bank channels

Sail Advisors shuts NY office amid family office move

Hong Kong FoHF returning external money amid operational and regulatory pressures

OCIO firm Verger adds two to client development team

Patrick Decker and Wesley Carroccio bring experience from worlds of OCIO and foundations

BlackRock, Deutsche execs to lead Brunel local authority pool

$35.9bn BPP formally launches; expects alts transition to start in Q3 2018

Texas Teachers’ Dale West, Corbin Partners’ McHale Stuart among Hall of Fame honourees

Five inductees to be welcomed at annual HFMInvest Hedge awards this year

Chinese insurer Ping An appoints global head of hedge funds

The $854bn insurance conglomerate hasn’t traditionally been a hedge fund investor

Hedge fund director leaves NY State Common Retirement Fund

Tyson Pratcher had been involved in New York pension investing for over 12 years

Colorado Pera tops up credit mandate with $50m

Pension makes second allocation to TPG Capital fund

Investor relations co-head leaves Capula

Thorkild Juncker’s duties have been assumed by other members of the firm’s investor relations team

Spruce teaming up with Soros alum to source mid-sized managers

FoHF is partnering with Old Farm Partners to source emerging managers

Commonfund survey: foundations and endowments see positive alts gains

Annual research shows bounce back during past fiscal year compared to a tougher 2015

Altegris hires new marketing director and head of strategy

Leah Curtis and Preeti Malik join California firm alongside Salient COO Robert Naka

Fort Worth pension eyeing ‘1 or 30’ fee structure

$2.1bn pension in discussions to top up Carlson Capital investment to qualify for share class