Wisconsin Pledges $340 Million To Five PE Funds

Pension System: State of Wisconsin Investment Board

Overall Assets: $83 Billion (Dec. 31, 2011)

Private Equity Assets: $6 Billion (7.7% of Main Trust Fund) (Sept. 30, 2012)

Private Equity Target: 7.7% (Sept. 30, 2012)

Chief Investment Officer: David Villa

The $83 billion State of Wisconsin Investment Board logged five private equity commitments totaling $340 million in the third quarter, according the system’s latest investment committee report. Three of the five commitments, about two-thirds of the total, were to funds with a European or Asian focus.

Wisconsin’s pension authority manages about $6 billion in private equity and private debt capital, about 8 percent of its main fund’s assets. That matches the system’s target. The largest commitment was a $100 million pledge to the latest fund from ...

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