Massachusetts state pension plan - July 2004

Having been sworn in as Massachusetts state treasurer at the beginning of last year, one of Tim Cahill’s most pressing tasks was to overhaul the investment strategy of the state’s faltering pension fund. Now, 18 months later, the fund has reached a landmark in its strategic reallocation, with the hiring of five fund-of-hedge-funds managers – each managing around $325m. The Pension Reserve Investment Management Board (Prim), which oversees the state’s pension plan, voted for a 5% allocation to h