Industry News
Smith Graham Equity Team To Join Dana Investment Advisors

The equity team of Smith, Graham & Co. Investment Advisors will join Dana Investment Advisors, sources have confirmed.

Mid-Atlantic District Hires Retirement Plan Consultant

The district received proposals from four consultants in response to an RFP issued in August.

Industry News
New Heritage Closes Fourth PE Fund

The fund surpassed its target of $350 million.

Multi-Asset/Investment Advisor
Texas Authority Posts Investment Advisor RFP

The authority is looking for an advisor for its $600 million portfolio.

Multi-Asset/Investment Advisor
West Coast City Issues Investment Management, Advisory Services RFP

The selected firm will serve for an initial three-year period.

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Pacific Northwest Pension To Launch Consultant Search

The plan expects to launch the search in January as its incumbent’s contract is slated to expire on June 30.

New York Fund Begins Bond Manager Search

The state fund is looking for taxable municipal bond managers.

In The News
State bill calls for taxing wealthy private colleges with endowments over $1B

A group of local college students, along with a handful of Massachusetts lawmakers, are advocating to tax nearly a dozen elite Massachusetts colleges and universities, whose multibillion-dollar endowments they say should fund early and higher education opportunities for students beyond these campuses.

Daily Hampshire Gazette
Retired State Worker Sues Oklahoma State Treasurer

A retired state employee is suing Oklahoma’s treasurer, arguing that his enforcement of a new law is harming his pension.

Former Oklahoma Public Employee Association President Don Keenan filed the lawsuit in Oklahoma County District Court on Monday. It seeks to stop a law prohibiting the state from doing business with companies believed to be hostile to the oil and gas industry. Keenan’s lawsuit asks the court to find Oklahoma’s Energy Discrimination Elimination Act unconstitutional.

Texas’ $55 Billion University Endowment Fund Is Wary Private Debt Market

The head of the second-largest US university endowment is pouring cold water on one of Wall Street’s hottest markets: private credit. Rich Hall, who took over as chief executive officer of the University of Texas/Texas A&M Investment Management Company in July, said leverage in private credit makes it too risky to boost allocations, even as other endowments and pension funds have been funneling money into what’s now a $1.6 trillion global market.

For Princeton Endowment Manager Andy Golden, the Greatest Returns Are Not Always Financial

Andy Golden, president of the Princeton University Investment Company (Princo), found his fountain of youth in a bottle of beer – when serving it rather than consuming its contents. The 64-year-old looked particularly relaxed, joyful, and youthful when he recently fulfilled drink orders as the guest bartender for a Housing Initiatives of Princeton (HIP) fundraiser at the Ivy Inn on Nassau Street.


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