Commonfund Capital, private equity, venture capital, survey

Back to School: Investors like small funds, emerging markets

Institutional investors love PE and say small funds and emerging markets managers present the best opportunity today. That’s according to a Commonfund survey, which included 200 investors from endowments, foundations and public pensions. Responses came in March at the 21st annual Commonfund Forum. The survey showed 31 percent of respondents felt emerging markets represented the best […]

Nebraska Investment Council, pensions, private equity, New Enterprise Associates, venture capital

Nebraska considers bet on NEA’s largest fund to date

Public pensions usually don’t get access to top performing venture capital funds. But Nebraska doesn’t have that problem. Nebraska Investment Council said at its March meeting that it was considering investing in New Enterprise Associates’ flagship fund. The council, which manages $27 billion in assets across 32 investment programs, has a current relationship with NEA. In […]

LACERS, Los Angeles, private equity, pension fund, real estate

LACERA pledges $270 mln to tech, venture

Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association at its January meeting approved $270 million in commitments. The system also gave an update on a secondary sale of a chunk of its PE portfolio. LACERA voted to commit up to $100 million to LAV Biosciences Fund V, which focuses on venture, growth and public equity in the […]