Over a year, New Mexico Educational Retirement Board brought in about $248.2 million in distributions led by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, ComVest Partners and Ares Management.
From the start of Q4 2016 to the end of Q3 2017, a pair of 2007 vintages led the way for the pension. Clayton, Dubilier & Rice’s eighth flagship fund and ComVest’s third each accounted for $16.7 million in distributions. Not far behind, Ares’ fourth Corporate Opportunities Fund churned out just under $15.6 million.
As distribution percentage goes, (cash out within the 12 months divided by overall cash in), Centre Lane Partners finished first. CLP’s 2014 vehicle received its first wave of returns and posted a 105.9 percent distribution. New Mexico ERB lists its IRR at 203.9 percent — the highest in its entire portfolio.
The aforementioned ComVest Investment Partners III and Ares Corporate Opportunities Fund IV were next up. ComVest generated a 62.3 distribution percentage while Ares had a distribution of 45 percent.
Overall, the portfolio’s distribution percentage from Oct. 1, 2016, to Sept. 30, 2017, was 13 percent.
All told, New Mexico ERB’s alternative-investment portfolio has about $3.2 billion committed to 75 active funds. Those active funds have combined for $1.9 billion drawn down, with $1.4 billion cashed out as of Sept. 30, 2017.
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Late afternoon in the Red Rocks area of Northern New Mexico. Photo courtesy Dean_Fikar/iStock/Getty Images