Private Markets Intelligence – US Public Plans’ 2017 Activity

Using information sourced from eVestment Public Plan IQ, a searchable database of documents from the investment meetings of 235+ US public plans, these private markets intelligence reports contain a selection of their program activity and research from 2017, including:

  • LP and Consultants’ view on the current state of private markets.
  • Which US plans are making significant increases to their private markets allocations.
  • Details on plans’ new manager searches, commitments and consultants’ recommendations.

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Private Equity

Key Findings

  • Nebraska Investment Council, University of California Endowment posit doubling of PE allocation.
  • Los Angeles Fire & Police Pension search for PE funds through 2H 2017.
  • Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund issue RFP.

Real Estate

Key Findings

  • Non-core strategies gaining interest, allocations among US public plans.
  • San Joaquin County ERA plans $90m in new non-core commitments through 2018.
  • LACERS may make fewer commitments in 2017 & 2018 as market cycle reaches maturity.

Private Debt

Key Findings

  • Regulation of banks continues to create opportunities for private debt managers to fill supply.
  • San Francisco ERS, Ohio Police & Fire Pension create new allocation to private debt.
  • Teachers’ Retirement System of Louisiana plans >$400m of private debt fund commitments.


Key Findings

  • Large infrastructure need presents investment opportunities globally.
  • Sacramento County ERS creates new, formal target allocation for infrastructure.
  • Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund makes first commitments to infrastructure, totalling $650m.

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