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Friday, July 24, 2009

Double Up to Catch Up!

by Calculated Risk on 7/24/2009 01:50:00 PM

From the NY Times: California Pension Fund Hopes Riskier Bets Will Restore Its Health (ht several)

[Joseph A. Dear, the fund’s new head of investments] wants to embrace some potentially high-risk investments in hopes of higher returns. He aims to pour billions more into beaten-down private equity and hedge funds. Junk bonds and California real estate also ride high on his list. And then there are timber, commodities and infrastructure.

That’s right, he wants to load up on many of the very assets that have been responsible for the fund’s recent plunge.
The post title is an old gambling saying. Actually now is probably a better time to buy some of these assets than a few years ago.