Private equity: Not just for the rich

State pension funds are some of the largest investors in private equity. Here's a look at some of the biggest investors.

Washington State Investment Board
Washington State Investment Board
The board, which manages investments for public employees, teachers, school employees, law enforcement officers, firefighters and judges has one of the highest percentage allocations to private equity among state pension funds.

Since its inception in 1981, the Washington State Investment Board's private equity portfolio has generated $9.7 billion in profits.

Assets under management: $76.3 billion

Allocation to private equity: $10.7 billion

% of assets to private equity: 14%

Data source: Private Equity Intelligence

Pension funds: Big investors

CalPERS

Washington State

CalSTRS

Oregon State Treasury

New York State
Allocation to private equity measured by active commitments to private equity funds.
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