Ohio School Employees joins other U.S. pension funds in backing PIMCO DISCO III
The $14 billion School Employees Retirement System (SERS) of Ohio has approved a commitment of $50 million to the PIMCO Distressed Senior Credit Opportunities Fund (DISCO) III, according to a May investment document.
The investment was made on behalf of Ohio SERS’ opportunistic portfolio,
Launched in January, PIMCO Disco III is a debt fund managed by Pacific Investment Management Co. The fund’s predecessor, PIMCO DISCO II, focused on senior and super-senior structured securities, including commercial mortgage–backed securities, credit default swaps and collateralized debt obligations. PIMCO DISCO II closed on more than $2.5 billion in capital commitments.
Other investors in PIMCO’s third debt fund were the Illinois State Universities Retirement System, which approved a $225 million commitment