Pacific Investment Management Co. and Credit Suisse Group AG are among a group of bondholders taking another step toward securing control of the oil company that sparked Eike Batista’s financial collapse.
About two years after TPG Capital expanded into real estate, the firm started by David Bonderman and James Coulter has invested more than $2 billion of equity in properties including California malls, a homebuilder, Florida apartments and office buildings in the U.S. and London.
Britt Harris arrived at the Teacher Retirement System of Texas in 2006 from the world’s biggest hedge fund with a mandate to improve the pension’s performance. He also brought a Wall Street attitude about pay.
Blackstone Group LP, the world’s biggest manager of alternative assets, has $1.5 billion of capital commitments for its first Asian property fund, targeted at $4 billion, according to a letter sent to investors.
New Jersey ’s $70.2 billion pension fund for teachers and government workers is negotiating reductions in fees and expenses for private managers after paying $125 million last year, said Timothy Walsh , director of the Division of Investment.