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Meghan Morris

Meghan Morris is the senior Americas reporter for PEI Media’s private markets real estate title PERE. Based in New York, Meghan covers news and trends in the private equity real estate industry and is responsible for PERE’s social media engagement. She has previously written for Bloomberg, Crain’s Chicago Business and various business-to-business publications. Meghan received undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

BlackRock pushes real assets research with triple hire – exclusive

The asset management behemoth says its research build-up is a response to growing client demand for real estate and infrastructure.

CalPERS’ CIO exit is latest in executive departures

Ted Eliopoulos joined CalPERS in 2007 and will step away by the start of 2019.

An early exit in data centres

With data centres blurring the lines between infra and real estate, sister publication PERE writes how one Bethesda, Maryland-based private equity real estate firm's 2005 data centre investment evolved from a pure real estate play into something more akin to an operating company.

Hamilton Lane real assets head retires

Jerry Gates, who has led the firm’s real assets platform since 2011, is handing the reins for the position to the leadership team from Real Assets Portfolio Management.

Oklahoma Police pension head fired after embezzlement accusations

The $2.5bn pension system’s executive director allegedly arranged ‘for impromptu meetings with investment firms to justify travel expenses.'

Colony corrals $1.4bn in first close for digital infra fund

The investment manager is teaming up with Digital Bridge to raise up to $3bn for the vehicle.

CalSTRS finalises investment beliefs

The pension system adopted the last of its eight-point framework for investment policies across asset classes, using similar language to the California Public Employees’ Retirement System.

OPTrust’s O’Reilly: ‘Data centres are the factories of 50 years ago’

The Canadian pension and Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC are making an $800m bet on the property type with newly-formed Mount Elbert Capital Partners.

Blackstone’s Gray moves to president, COO in leadership shuffle

Tony James, who joined the firm in 2002, will become executive vice chairman.

South Carolina picks new alternatives consultant

Albourne America replaced Aon Hewitt to oversee the $29.7bn retirement system’s investments in real estate, private equity, credit and real assets.
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