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CalSTRs on the hunt for hedge fund advisor

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:

The California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS) is on the hunt for a new hedge fund advisor.

According to the RFP, CalSTRS is seeking an advisor to provide expertise on hedge fund investments via managed accounts whenever possible. In the past, CalSTRS has partnered with hedge fund firms like Lyxor to manage the hedge fund sleeve in its portfolio.

The move toward managed accounts speaks to a growing trend among pensions seeking relief from hedge fund fees while still maintaining investments in alternatives. CalSTRS said earlier this year that its view on the value of hedge ......................

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