Investors - DECEMBER 19, 2016

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Oregon PERF considers €200m commitment to infrastructure fund

by Jody Barhanovich

The $68.5 billion Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund is considering a €200 million ($209 million) commitment to EQT Infrastructure III, according to a board-meeting document.

EQT Infrastructure III, managed by EQT Partners, is a closed-end fund that invests in European infrastructure. The fund is seeking €2.9 billion ($3.0 billion) of capital commitments with a €4.0 billion ($4.2 billion) hard cap.

EQT Infrastructure III is a continuation of the investment strategy from its predecessors, EQT Infrastructure I, which raised €1.2 billion ($1.3 billion) in 2008, and EQT Infrastructure II, which raised €1.9 billion ($2.0 billion) in 2013. 

In addition, OPERF has approved the commitment of up to $300 million to JP Morgan Asset Management – Global Real Assets’ JPMCB Strategic Property Fund. The pension fund

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