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Oregon Public Employees’ Retirement Fund Allocates $100 Million to Hedge Fund

Posted on August 7, 2013

Last week, the Oregon Investment Council recommended an allocation of $100 million to a hedge fund on behalf of the Oregon Public Employees’ Retirement Fund (PERF).  The allocation is Oregon’s second to this hedge fund, following a February 2012 allocation of $50 million to a dedicated hedge fund seeding strategy.

According to a recent article from Infovest21, the $62.3 billion pension’s allocation will go toward natural resources.  The hedge fund “plans to invest with a concentrated opportunistic approach.”  In addition to energy infrastructure, the hedge fund’s natural resources portfolio includes oil and gas and investments in agriculture.

The Oregon Investment Council manages the assets for Oregon PERF as well as the Oregon Short Term Fund, the State Accident Insurance Fund, the Common School Fund, and the Intermediate Term Pool.  Learn more about this allocation by visiting Infovest21’s homepage.