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Centinela sues CalPERS, Dear

The emerging manager-focused fund of funds is seeking damages for alleged racial discrimination and breach of contract by CalPERS, CIO Joe Dear and 20 individuals attached to the retirement system.

Karpati to leave SEC for private sector

Bruce Karpati helped establish the SEC’s fledgling asset management division, which focuses on alternative investment strategies, in 2010. He oversaw around 60 cases during his tenure.

US pension hits out against high fees

The Orange County Employees’ Retirement System has published a policy document outlining its plans to push back against fees. The policy gives preference to strong performing managers that offer ‘the most advantageous fee structures’.

US indicts former CalPERS officials

Former CalPERS CEO Federico Buenrostro and placement agent Al Villalobos face charges for allegedly forging disclosure letters certifying that CalPERS knew Villalobos’ placement agency was working on raising various Apollo funds.

Top advocate for GP diversity steps down

Ed Dandridge, the outspoken head of the National Association of Investment Companies, worked to highlight the strong performance of diverse and minority-led firms.

Park Hill addresses 'tail-end' fund concerns

Andrew Caspersen has joined the firm to focus on the growing need of GPs to restructure aging funds that are approaching the end of their lives.

Riverside slashes management fees

The mid-market firm hopes to manage a bigger pool of capital in exchange for a reduced management fee.

TPG seeks investment period extension

The firm has asked LPs to give it more time to invest Fund VI, a move that could push the launch of TPG’s next fundraising into 2014.

TPG offers sweeteners for extension

TPG has received approval for more time to deploy its sixth fund, in part by offering to use 100% of transaction fees on deals done during the extension period to offset the management fee.

Cogent hires executive in New York

The private equity investment bank has expanded its New York office with the hiring of former placement agent executive Jonathan Jameson.
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