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Secondaries specialist Keyhaven scores 1.7x return on PIC investment

Secondaries private equity specialist Keyhaven Capital has sealed a 1.7x return selling its minority stake in UK-based Pensions Insurance Corporation.

Keyhaven sells PIC for 1.7x return

Keyhaven Capital Partners has sold Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) for a 1.7x return.

LDC invests in Ross Trustees

LDC has invested in trustee and pensions support service Ross Trustees.

KPMG faces tribunal for misleading pension regulators in deal involving HIG

The accountancy firm was accused of ‘bringing discredit to the profession’ in a hearing stemming from the sale of mattress company Silentnight

Illinois pension picks trio of new Versant funds, Lightspeed Venture Partners vehicle as latest fund commitments

The $45.2bn-managing Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund has agreed $85m of new venture capital investments across a string of funds.

PSERS reveales trio of new private equity commitments totalling almost $400m

The $59bn-managing PSERS pension fund has revealed a trio of new private equity commitments totalling close to $400m.

Virginia pension commits to HIG Europe distressed fund, new $7.5bn GTCR vehicle – report

The $83bn-managing Virginia Retirement System has committed more than $300m across a pair of private equity funds, including GTCR's newly-closed $7.5bn Fund XIII.

TPG, CPPIB invest another $500m in Viking Cruises as company attempts to navigate Covid woes

TPG Capital and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board have made another $500m investment in Viking Cruises as the company looks to navigate the trying times caused by the coronavirus crisis.

G4S rejects £3.26bn offer from PE-backed Allied Universal

Allied Universal is backed by Canadian pension fund Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec, private equity company Warburg Pincus and Brazilian bank J Safra Group

Fiduciary management hits £200bn milestone in UK, research finds

That was 15% up on the year before, according to the study, by pensions consultancy Isio

Brookfield Asset Management holds €1.14bn of its first European core-plus real estate fund

Brookfield Asset Management has closed its first European core-plus real estate fund, with a total capital pool of €1.14bn. The fund exceeded the initial target of €1bn and was backed by a range of investors…

AMB :- Opalesque Exclusive: Pensions raise concerns over the pandemic, US elections

Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Pension plan sponsors are worried about how the pandemic and the upcoming election will ultimately impact their retirement plans, according to new data from pension consultant NEPC. Rec...Article Link

Opalesque Exclusive: Pensions raise concerns over the pandemic, US elections

Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Pension plan sponsors are worried about how the pandemic and the upcoming election will ultimately impact their retirement plans, according to new data from pension consultant NEPC. Recent volatility in…

CalPERS’ next investment chief urged to up its stake in private equity

While the search for the next chief investment officer for California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) is still ongoing, it’s clear that the US’ largest public pension fund wants more investment into private equity. In…

UK pension funds to increase their investments into renewables

More than two-thirds of British pension funds are set to increase their investments into renewables, according to a new survey by Pureprofile and Alpha Real Capital. Having polled 50 pension fund investors, the researchers found…

UK pension funds to boost renewables, survey finds

The survey found that nearly 70% of pension funds plan to increase their allocations to renewables over the next five years

Pension backers focus fresh attention on Apollo founder’s ties to Jeffrey Epstein

Representatives for several public pensions say they are closely monitoring an investigation into Apollo co-founder Leon Black’s personal dealings with Epstein

Pension giant freezes Apollo commitments as firm launches review of CEO Black’s ties to Epstein

US pension giant PSERS has put a freeze on new commitments to private equity major Apollo Global Management following the revelation that founder and CEO Leon Black wired up to $75m in payments to convicted…

Pension Insurance Corporation buys British Steel pension scheme in £2bn deal

British Steel went insolvent last year, endangering the pension savings of 30,000 people

Parthenon Capital sells Allworth Financial to Ontario Teachers, Lightyear Capital after more than tripling company’s AUM to $10bn

Parthenon Capital has agreed to sell its stake in $10bn-managing retirement and wealth management business Allworth Financial to an investment group led by Lightyear Capital and the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan.