5 Questions With Derrick Dagnan, CIO of the Fort Worth Employees' Retirement Fund

Derrick Dagnan joined the $2.8 billion Fort Worth (Texas) Employees’ Retirement Fund in 2020 following a tenure at the $70.6 billion Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System that included his last role as deputy cio. He took the time to answer 5 Questions with FIN News.

Multi-Asset/Investment Advisor
Southern Trust Fund Seeks Investment Advisor

Selected firm will serve as a discretionary investment manager as well as help update the investment policy and monitor fund holdings.

Asset Study/Review
Great Plains Fund Approves A/A; Advances Oil & Gas Hedging Program Considerations

The fund approved a new strategic asset allocation to continue to move its assets toward an endowment style portfolio with private markets investment exposure.

Midwestern University Managing Director Retires

The university’s managing director for real assets retired on July 1 after more than 18 years at the institution.

Investment Consultant Managing Partner Retires

The managing partner retired from the firm after more than 30 years of service.

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New England College Hires Investment Officer

The college hired an investment officer from a nearby institution to help oversee and manage its endowment following a search from late 2021.

Asset Study/Review
Midwest Medical University Launches Asset Study

The university is reviewing the investment policy and asset allocations for its short- and long-term pools as well as its foundation alongside its general investment consultant.

In The News
Portfolio Advisors On Gender Diversity: What Does Success Look Like?

Measuring progress on gender diversity must cover everything from recruitment and retention to the pay gap and career advancement, says Liz Campbell.

Private Equity International
A Rolling Fund May Be Just What Women And BIPOC Venture Capitalists Need To Raise Funding

Like those they fund, women and BIPOC venture capitalists have to overcome bias to attract funding. AngelList Rolling Funds provides flexibility that is attractive to the fund manager and the investor.

Investors Lack Confidence In Emerging Managers

Investors remain hesitant to invest in emerging managers without industry reputation, a solid capital base or a structured team.

The Next Financial Hammer To Fall: Public Pension Funds

It’s a pattern we’ve seen over and over again. Public pension systems, often pressed by government employee unions, underfund their plans and overpromise their returns.

The Hill
STRS Ohio Requests Provider(s) for Fee Validation Services, Third Party Administration
STRS Ohio requests proposals for either or both private markets fee validation and private markets
STRS Ohio Requests US REIT Manager Services
STRS Ohio requests proposals for US REIT manager services.  The RFP will be available on

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