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LASERS targets alternatives

The $12 billion Louisiana State Employees’ Retirement System is overhauling its multipronged alternatives portfolio to concentrate on top-performing allocations and shake up the manager roster.
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Temasek seeks tomorrow’s champions

The $203.5 billion Temasek is making plenty of shifts in its flexible equities portfolio, to target markets, sectors or entities with the competitive advantage for global growth.
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CPPIB active in emerging markets

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has increased its focus on emerging economies, using active management to access local expertise and maximise its advantages of scale.
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New Mexico fund readies for trouble

A reduced and reworked equities allocation, a buildup of income-producing assets and a commitment to readily available cash are all part of NMSIC CIO Robert Smith’s protection plan.
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Brunel Pension pool sets strategy

BPP, manager for 10 pooled UK local government pensions, is focused on infrastructure assets, efficiency and engaged stewardship as it establishes the pillars of its strategy.
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MERS: real assets, non-US markets

MERS chief investment officer Jeb Burns still finds value in active management as he seeks to up the fund’s exposure to emerging markets, and other non-US locales, in equities and real assets.
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Norway reviews GPFG strategy

Norway is looking into whether GPFG, the world’s largest sovereign fund, should take on more diversifying assets and expand its tracking error. The fund’s ESG performance is also under review.
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Not your usual alternatives

With public assets looking fully priced, the New Mexico Retirement Board is diversifying into alternatives such as litigation finance and royalties from intellectual property and music.
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Dutch pension funds embrace UN goals

PGGM and APG are well advanced in developing a process to identify potential sustainable development investment opportunities that could transform the UN’s targets into tangible returns.
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Why simplicity works for Idaho

After 25 years as CIO of Idaho PERS, Robert Maynard, has seen it all. He’s convinced a simple, transparent and focused investment strategy prevails in all terrain.
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OTPP’s private equity revolution

A deep dive into the world-class private capital division of OTPP, led by Jane Rowe, reveals a strategy of buying large direct stakes in companies, and a commitment to innovation.
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PMT builds equity benchmark

PMT, the $81 billion Dutch pension fund for metal and technical workers, will introduce its own bespoke developed market equity benchmark to help align investments with its ESG principles.