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Investors - MAY 27, 2016

KPERS commits $140m to real estate and infrastructure

by Zoë Wolff

The $16.5 billion Kansas Public Employees Retirement System has committed $140 million to two funds, according to Kristen Basso, communications officer for the pension fund.

KPERS has committed $100 million to J.P. Morgan Infrastructure Investments Fund. The open-end fund invests in all types of infrastructure assets in North America, Western Europe and Australia.

Additionally, the pension fund committed $40 million to Greystar Equity Partners IX. The value-added fund focuses on multifamily assets across the United States.

KPERS has an 11 percent target allocation to real estate and an 8.9 percent actual allocation. The J.P. Morgan investment falls under the pension fund’s real estate return asset class, for which KPERS has an 11 percent target allocation and a 10.6 percent actual allocation.

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