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    State Plan Eyes Emerging Hedge Fund Program

    November 15, 2016

    A large state plan is considering developing an emerging hedge fund manager program.
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    Features

    Focus On Inefficiencies Puts Larger Focus On Micro-Cap

    November 3, 2016

    Institutional investors and emerging manager programs are continuing to move their active management focus to inefficient corners of the market, offering emerging micro-cap equity managers an opening to ride the trend to new allocations.
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    Micro-Cap Strategy Posts Top Returns in Q3

    November 3, 2016

    A specialized domestic micro-cap growth strategy posted the strongest returns for the quarter ending Sept. 30, according to EMM’s third quarter performance report.
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    Consultants Lack Diversity In Workforce, Manager Recommendations: Report

    November 3, 2016

    Major investment consulting firms are lacking in the systems needed to engage emerging managers, an issue that may be heightened by the lack of diversity at the firms themselves, according to a report released by The ReFund America Project, Roosevelt Institute and Service Employees International Union.
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    Simons Says

    To Outsource CCOs, or Not?

    November 3, 2016

    While I was reviewing the amended Form ADV that will be required to be used for every filing after October 2017, Part 1, Item 1J. Chief Compliance Officer, caught my eye.
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    Launches

    Former Wells Fargo Value Equity Team Launches New Firm

    November 3, 2016

    Samir Sikka, former lead portfolio manager of the Pelican Value Equity team at Wells Fargo Asset Management, recently departed to launch Sapience Investments, which offers domestic small-cap value and small- to mid-cap value equity strategies.
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    Alternatives

    Nonprofits Look To Growth Private Equity For Future Allocations: NEPC

    November 3, 2016

    Nonprofit investors are honing in on growth equity as part of their growing allocations to the private markets sector, according to a third quarter survey conducted by investment consultant NEPC.
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    Searches

    University of Michigan Commits To Emerging Venture Capital FoF

    November 3, 2016

    The University of Michigan made a commitment to a fund focusing on investing in emerging venture capital funds during its board of regents meeting last month, according to documents.
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    Little Black Book

    Illinois SURS Names New Director

    November 3, 2016

    Martin Noven joined the $16.7 billion State Universities Retirement System of Illinois as executive director on Nov. 2, the plan announced.
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    Little Black Book

    Howard Hughes Nabs Cliffwater MD For Private Investments Role

    November 3, 2016

    Joon Choi joined the Howard Hughes Medical Institute as director of private investments this month.
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