K2 Advisors | Fund of Hedge Fund Tracker Notes

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K2 Advisors | Hedge Fund of Fund Notes

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Resource #1: (12.8.08) At a time when many pension plans are taking a step back from their alternative portfolios, one is going full steam ahead. The $30 billion Illinois Teachers’ Retirement System has committed a total of $344 million to four hedge and private equity funds.

On the hedge fund front, TRS has increased the mandate held by fund of funds shop K2 Advisors—currently $236 million—to $336 million. In addition, the plan hired Bridgewater Associates to directly manage a $179 million absolute return mandate. Bridgewater currently manages a $506 million global tactical asset allocation mandate within the plan’s real return portfolio. Both mandates will be funded from the plan’s the fixed income portfolio. source

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