Texas TRS commits more to KKR, Apollo

  • Why is this important: Texas placed more funds with KKR and Apollo
  • $150 bln system committed $412 mln to PE
  • Apollo, KKR each manage $4 bln separate accounts
  • Contact: Rob Maxwell, investments communications specialist, +1 512-542-3552

Teacher Retirement System of Texas committed nearly $1.9 billion to private markets in December, including additional allocations for KKR and Apollo, which run large separate accounts for the pension.

For the month, Texas TRS committed $985 million to real-assets strategies, $425 million to energy, natural resources and infrastructure strategies, and $412 million to PE.

In private equity, the $150 billion system committed $225 million to KKR’s Alamo fund and $162 million to Apollo’s AP Highlands Co-Invest fund, as well as $25 million to Crestview’s Crestview III ETS Co-Investors fund, a spokesman said.

Texas TRS has allocated about $4 billion each to Apollo and KKR through strategic partnership accounts, and also commits to co-investment accounts with both.

All three new commitments will target large buyouts, with KKR and Crestview focusing on U.S. companies and Apollo focused on international developed markets.

The retirement system has a 13 percent allocation target for private equity.

KKR also took home commitments in other private asset classes: Texas TRS committed $25 million to KKR for an international infrastructure strategy and $13.9 million for a real-assets strategy.

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