Credit/Private Debt
Western Fund Discloses Commitments

A fund in the West disclosed it is committing to alternative credit, China A-Shares, venture capital fund-of-funds, venture capital and opportunistic fund managers at its board meeting this week.

Daily Feed
New England Plan Launches EME Search

The plan issued an RFP seeking two emerging markets equity managers.

International / Global / EAFE / Emerging Markets
Southeast Plan Slates Int’l Small-Cap Mgr. Hires

The plan is expected to approve hires in its shortlist international small-cap equity manager search later this week.

Swarthmore Group Hires Senior Equity PM

The new hire joins from AJO Partners, which closed in December.

Non-U.S. & Global Equity
Midwest Plan Concludes Int’l Small-Cap Search

The plan hired two international small-cap equity managers following an RFP search.

Emerging/Diverse Managers
Calif. Plan To Conduct Emerging Mgr. Program Searches; Approves New A/A

The plan agreed to advance two emerging manager program RFPs and implement a new asset allocation yesterday.

International / Global / EAFE / Emerging Markets
Candriam EM Equity Head Retires

He will leave the firm in early 2022.

Asset Study/Review
Midwest Fund Moves Toward Equities, Alternatives As Part Of A/A Changes

A fund based in the Midwest approved increasing its targets to public equities and alternatives earlier this week following a recommendation from its general investment consultant.

Asset Study/Review
Midwest University Considering Internally Managed Equity Portfolio, Int’l Equity, RE Investments

A university in the Midwest will consider allowing investment staff to manage a direct equity portfolio as well as potential international equity and real estate investments at its meeting today.

Real Assets
Southern Plan To Kick-Off Real Asset Mgr. Searches; Terminates Equity Mgr.

The plan agreed to move forward with real asset manager searches and terminate a domestic large-cap core equity manager at today’s board meeting.