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Texas Municipal’s new CIO touts four private market openings

The Texas Municipal Retirement System’s new chief investment officer is promoting a batch of private equity and private credit positions at the pension. That includes a head of private markets spot open since last fall and whose compensation package appears to have grown sweeter.

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Johns Hopkins University seeks managing director for private markets: Updated

Update: Shortly after this story was posted, Johns Hopkins University updated the job posting for the managing director-private markets position to say it was “on-hold, has been canceled or has been filled.”

Johns Hopkins University has launched a search for a managing director to help set and execute on private markets strategy for the $8 billion endowment manager.

“This is a significant opportunity to further build out a private equity program in a broader portfolio with ample liquidity and a goal to materially increase private equity exposure, and the buyout exposure specifically,” stated a position description from executive search firm David Barrett Partners.

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Big Moves: Audax Private Debt, Housatonic Partners, Brown Gibbons Lang

The following Big Move! items appeared in the March 29 edition of Private Equity Career News:

Brian Dwyer joins Boston-based Audax Private Debt as managing director-investor relations, according to his Linkedin profile. Dwyer most recently served as senior vice president-institutional marketing at The TCW Group.

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Hiring outlook mixed as we review our favorite career sites

Following several years of go-go recruiting, chinks are beginning to show in the PE hiring market’s armor.

While hiring remains active it is slower than last year, Laurie Thompson, founder and executive recruiter of fundraising and investor relations specialist Willow Hill Advisors, told Private Equity Career News. Thompson’s survey of 95 hiring managers last fall found about 13 percent of respondents expecting to actively recruit in 2024. That was down from about 27 percent in 2023.

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Ex-Audax execs acquire first platform; to hire one to two associates

Two rainmakers who spent more than a dozen years as colleagues at Audax Private Equity have joined forces to close their first platform investment. And they look forward to additional firsts: their first associate hires, their first Boston office, and their first committed fund.

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Big Moves: SkyKnight Capital, Pantheon, Haven Capital Partners

The following Big Move! items appeared in the March 22 edition of Private Equity Career News:

Pierce Coticchia joins San Francisco-based buyout firm SkyKnight Capital as principal of business development and capital markets, according to his Linkedin profile. Coticchia most recently served as director of business development and capital markets at Altamont Capital Partners.

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Charlesbank, Beach Point hire senior talent execs

Buyout firm Charlesbank Capital Partners and credit shopBeach Point Capital  Management have hired new senior talent executives, the latest moves by PE firms to strengthen their talent leadership ranks. Both firms employ teams of more than 160 people.

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Tally of diverse firms in United States soars toward 1,000

The number of women and minority-owned private equity and venture capital firms in the United States has grown rapidly in recent years, to more than 900.

Still, they tend to have subdued fundraising ambitions compared with the larger market. They seek just 6 percent of the total pool of money targeted by all PE and VC firms.

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San Francisco pension seeks private credit manager as similar openings proliferate elsewhere

The San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System has opened a search for a senior portfolio manager of private credit as it expands its private credit portfolio.

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