THE £1.2BN Cumbria Local Government Pension Scheme is to invest up to 10pc of its assets into a tailored portfolio of alternatives assembled and managed by BlackRock.
The scheme said the fund of alternative would include private equity, global (ex-UK) property, funds of hedge funds, single strategy hedge funds, global tactical asset allocation (GTAA), commodities, infrastructure,...
ITALY - BNL/BNP Paribas Employees' Pension Fund has hired State Street Global Advisors to run an €82m ($113m) custom fixed income mandate while the Cariplo Pension Fund renewed a European equity mandate worth $71m.
US - The board of the California Public Employees' Retirement System renewed the contracts of the 16 external managers responsible for its $123.3bn global equity portfolio.
UK - The Pensions Protection Fund has widened its selection of transition managers by recruiting nine firms to its panel, but missing from the list was incumbent State Street who the PPF said did not re-bid.
AUSTRALIA - The A$24bn Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation has hired Northern Trust as custodian, marking the firm's first full-service master custody client in Australia.
UK - The £1.5bn ($2.3bn) Dorset County Pension Fund has appointed JLT Investment Consulting to help it select a new bond manager.