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    MWBE Private Equity Industry Continues Growth Amid Confidence

    March 1, 2017

    The number of women- and minority-owned private equity firms continues to grow amid an attractive fundraising environment, according to data from private equity fund-of-funds Fairview Capital Partners.
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    New Private Equity Advisor Launched

    March 1, 2017

    A new private equity platform for emerging managers has been launched by a former partner at GCM Grosvenor Private Markets. Aldea Capital Partners was launched by Mina Pacheco Nazemi in September and focuses on investing in emerging managers, offering discretionary and non-discretionary advisory services.
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    Austin Fire Discussing Emerging Manager International Small-Cap Strategies

    March 1, 2017

    The $826 million Austin (Texas) Firefighters Relief & Retirement Fund will hear additional information on emerging manager strategies in the non-U.S. small-cap equity space, according to audio from the plan’s Feb. 21 board meeting.
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    Conference Coverage

    Ariel Investments President Sees Big Wins In Little Victories

    March 1, 2017

    Mellody Hobson, president of Chicago-based long-only equity firm Ariel Investments, offered insights and anecdotes regarding her nearly 26 years in the investment space and with the firm as part of a fireside chat held last month’s New York State Teachers Retirement System’s 7th Annual Emerging Manager Conference in Albany, N.Y.
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    Launches

    Former Sterling Advisors Senior Fixed-Income PM Launches Birch Run

    March 1, 2017

    David Killian, former senior portfolio manager for Sterling Advisors’ core and intermediate fixed-income strategies, departed the firm last year to launch Birch Run Investments.
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    Marketing

    Pacific Ridge Approaches 10-Year Track Record In Micro-Cap

    March 1, 2017

    Pacific Ridge Capital Partners is looking to propel itself beyond the $300 million mark in total assets under management as it approaches the 10-year anniversary of its domestic micro-cap equity strategy in April.


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    Maryland Hires Acuitas Investments; Nears Terra Maria Overhaul

    March 1, 2017

    The $46.3 billion Maryland State Pension and Retirement hired emerging manager-of-managers Acuitas Investments to handle a $100 million domestic micro-cap equity portfolio, CIO Andrew Palmer said.
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    New Haven Considering MWBE Mgrs.

    March 1, 2017

    The City of New Haven (Conn.) is considering establishing a formal process of investing in women- and minority-owned investment managers for its two pension plans, City Controller Daryl Jones said.
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    Industry News

    Connecticut CIO Joins Commonfund

    March 1, 2017

    Deborah Spalding resigned as cio of the $31.7 billion State of Connecticut Retirement Plans & Trust Funds last month, Plan Spokesman David Barrett said.


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    GSAM Acquires Portion of Verus OCIO

    March 1, 2017

    Goldman Sachs Asset Management has entered into an agreement to acquire the strategic partnership portion of the outsourced cio business from investment advisor Verus, the firms announced.
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    Gray & Co. Leaders Named Advisors

    March 1, 2017

    Laurence Gray and Bob Hubbard, formerly president and ceo, respectively, of investment consultant Gray & Co., have assumed advisor roles at Consequent Capital Management, which acquired Gray & Co. over the summer.


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