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Teachers’ Retirement System of the State of Illinois approves $200m commitment

The US public pension has backed a global Carlyle fund.

Institution: Teachers’ Retirement System of the State of Illinois
Headquarters: Springfield, United States
AUM: $52.15bn
Allocation to alternatives: 35.40%
Bitesize: $50-100m

Teachers’ Retirement System of the State of Illinois has agreed to commit $200 million to Carlyle Global Infrastructure Opportunity Fund, a contact at the pension informed Agri Investor. The fund invests in both agriculture and infrastructure assets in OECD countries.

As illustrated below, Illinois Teachers’ has previously committed to a variety of agriculture funds, with the pension’s last five commitments having been to funds focused on debt and buyout strategies across agribusiness and water.

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