Minnesota State Board of Investment approves $400m in commitments

The US public pension has backed two private real estate funds.

Institution: Minnesota State Board of Investment
Headquarters: St. Paul, United States
AUM: $97.05bn
Allocation to alternatives: 13.80%
Bitesize: $100-200m

Minnesota State Board of Investment has agreed to commit $300 million to Blackstone Real Estate Partners IX and $100 million to Realty Associates XII, according to a recent report on the pension’s website.

The $97.05 billion US public pension currently has a 13.8 percent allocation to alternatives, which lies below its 25.0 percent target. Real estate makes up an unknown percentage of the pension’s alternatives allocation, though the State Board is known to have made four commitments to real estate funds with a 2018 vintage.

As illustrated in the charts below, Minnesota State Board of Investment has been moving to steadily increase its allocation to alternatives since 2014.

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