AlpInvest Partners’ Scott Hamner to leave firm

By Luisa Beltran — 5 years ago

AlpInvest Partners has suffered another departure, sister publication peHUB reported. Scott Hamner, a partner in AlpInvest’s investment solutions team, is leaving, a Carlyle Group spokesman confirmed. Hamner said in an email Tuesday that it was “his decision” to leave AlpInvest at the end of September to “dedicate my full energy and attention to our three […]

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CalSTRS Executive Dies At Age 45 After Bicycle Accident

By Steve Gelsi — 5 years ago

David Castillo, 45, co-director of global equity for the California State Teachers’ Retirement System, died on July 7 from injuries sustained in a bicycle accident, according to the $166 billion public pension fund. Castillo was hurt on June 29 while riding his bicycle in El Dorado Hills, Calif. He regularly rode his bike 30 miles […]

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CIO Of Pennsylvania PSERS, Friend Of PE, To Step Down

By Staff Report — 6 years ago

Alan Van Noord, who has directed investments for the Pennsylvania Public School Employees’ Retirement System for more than a decade, has decided to retire in June. He will be replaced on an interim basis by James Grossman, Jr., deputy chief investment officer. Van Noord’s retirement is the latest in a string of changes at the […]

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CalPERS Taps CFO To Guard Against Risks

By Staff Report — 6 years ago

With the appointment of Cheryl Eason as its new chief financial officer, the $243 billion California Public Employees Retirement System has installed a final brick in its efforts to fortify the giant pension against risks such as financial crises and pay-to-play scandals. Eason is the first person to occupy the chief financial officer role at […]

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Oregon Taps Skjervem As New CIO

By Staff Report — 6 years ago

After a year-long search, Oregon’s Treasury named John Skjervem as the chief investment officer for the state’s main pension funds, which collectively manage $74 billion in assets. Skjervem replaces Ronald Schmitz, who announced last September that he was leaving to be the chief investment officer for the $53 billion Virginia Retirement System. Skjervem will start […]

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New CIO Tapped At N.Y. Common, No. 3 Pension: Updated

By Staff Report — 6 years ago

Vicki Fuller, an executive at Alliance Bernstein, was tapped to be chief investment officer of the $150 billion New York State Common Retirement Fund, the nation’s third largest pension fund. She is due to start on Aug. 30, and her annual salary for running a pool of money larger than the annual output of New […]

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Chief Of Colorado PERA To Step Down

By Staff Report — 6 years ago

Meredith Williams, the executive director of Colorado’s $39 billion pension system, will step down at the end of June after 12 years in the role, according to a pension spokeswoman. The Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association’s board will next meet on April 18 to discuss next steps, but has yet to name an interim chief. Williams […]

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Christine Pastore, New Jersey’s Innovative PE Chief, Steps Down

By Staff Report — 6 years ago

Christine Pastore, who helped lead the $70 billion New Jersey pension system’s intrepid expansion into alternative assets, decided to step down on March 30 after seven years in the job. A spokesman for the New Jersey Division of Investment, Andrew Pratt, said the decision was her own and that the agency would have liked her […]

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New Jersey’s Tim Walsh: “I Get Paid To Worry”

By Staff Report — 7 years ago

When you’re responsible for management $74.7 billion in assets, as well as the retirement money for 800,000 people, stakes are high. And Tim Walsh, who signed up one year ago to be New Jersey’s chief investment officer, knows that a lot is riding on him. New Jersey sits at the nexus of the national debate […]

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Florida SBA’s Chief of PE Departs

By Staff Report — 7 years ago

In the second major departure of a pension private equity chief this week, Jim Treanor has decided to decamp from the $159 billion Florida State Board of Administration, where he has overseen the state’s private equity portfolio since 2004. Treanor, who will leave his post on August 3rd, has been with Florida’s pension system 11 […]

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SF Has New PE Head, Sets PE Pace For 2010

By Staff Report — 9 years ago

After searching the nation for a person to oversee its alternative and real estate asset classes, the San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System ended up choosing someone right in its own back yard. A big priority for Donald Holcher: committing a total of $225 million to $325 million to private equity in 2010. Holcher, a 27-year […]

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CPP Investment Board Shuffles The Deck

By Staff Report — 9 years ago

In early January, president and CEO of the $123.8 billion Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, David Denison, announced a raft of promotions to be effective on April 1, 2010, the start of the limited partner’s new fiscal year. Mark Wiseman, head of private investments since 2005, will become executive vice-president, investments, reporting to Denison. Each […]

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NY looks to abandon sole fiduciary

By Staff Report — 9 years ago

Bill is the latest push by Cuomo and other New York officials to crack down on the corruption scandal The New York State Common Retirement Fund, which is at the center of an alleged kickback scandal, should be run by a board instead of being overseen solely by the state comptroller, Attorney General Andrew Cuomo […]

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CalPERS names CEO, nears CIO pick

By Staff Report — 10 years ago

Stausboll tapped as CEO; is Grady due to become CIO? The California Public Employees’ Retirement System last week named Anne Stausboll as its new chief executive officer, effective Jan. 12. Stausboll will become the first female CEO to lead CalPERS in its 77-year history. She will replace Ken Marzion, who had been serving as interim […]

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CalPERS loses CIO

By Staff Report — 10 years ago

Russell Read, the chief investment officer for the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), has resigned to pursue his long-standing interest in environmental and cleantech investing. George Diehr, investment committee chair for CalPERS, said: “We wish Russell well in the next chapter of his professional career. He has great enthusiasm for environmental and clean technology […]

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AlpInvest strengthens Big Apple team by two

By Staff Report — 11 years ago

Fund-of-funds and secondaries firm AlpInvest Partners has recruited Chris Perriello and Michael Hacker to its New York office. They will both take up positions in the secondary investments team. Perriello joined as a principal. Previously, he was a principal on the primary fund investment team of Paul Capital Partners, and prior to that he worked […]

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