Investors - MARCH 29, 2017

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Iowa PERS considers new debt investment strategies

by Jody Barhanovich

The $29.6 billion Iowa Public Employees’ Retirement System is considering using one or two strategic partners to manage separate account mandates in its private commercial real estate debt strategies and private corporate lending strategies, according to a board-meeting document. The separate account mandates are approximately $250 million each.

Each strategic partner will have some flexibility to make opportunistic investments within their respective private credit sub-category. The pension fund expects to issue RFPs this spring, according to the board-meeting document.

In additional news, IPERS has hired Cavanaugh MacDonald Consulting, a Georgia-based consulting firm that provides actuarial and benefit consulting to public-sector pension and healthcare plans, to provide actuarial consulting services. The pension fund

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