Iowa

Hedge Funds Deliver for Iowa Retirees, Students, and Nonprofits

Across the Hawkeye State, hedge funds deliver for retirement security, college education, and the important work done by non-profits and charities through $6.8 Billion in investments. Institutional investors – like pensions, university endowments, and non-profits – use hedge funds to meet financial obligations, diversify their investment portfolios, and manage risk.

Total hedge fund investments:

$6.8 BILLION

Deliver for pensions:

$3.3 BILLION

Deliver for colleges:

$1.2 BILLION

Deliver for nonprofits:

$2.2 BILLION

Retirement Plans

Deliver for pensions:

$3.3 BILLION

AT LEAST 7

retirement plans invest in hedge funds including:
Iowa Public Employees' Retirement System

$1.2 BILLION for

368,292 plan participants

The Principal Pension Plan

$129 MILLION for

17,350 plan participants

Aegon Companies Pension Plan

$123 MILLION for

35,317 plan participants

Colleges & Universities

Deliver for colleges:

$1.2 BILLION

AT LEAST 8

colleges and universities invest in hedge funds including:
Grinnell College Endowment

$501 MILLION for

1,733 Students

University of Iowa Foundation

$477 MILLION for

31,240 Students

Iowa State University Foundation

$189 MILLION for

33,391 Students

Foundations & Nonprofits

Deliver for nonprofits:

$2.2 BILLION

AT LEAST 4

foundations and nonprofits invest in hedge funds including:
UnityPoint Health System

$262 MILLION

Greater Des Moines Community Foundation

$28 MILLION

Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation

$5 MILLION

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Unless otherwise noted, all hedge fund investment data is sourced and licensed from Preqin’s alternative asset database as of March 2021 or publicly available, federal datasets. Sources for additional information included on this website are noted where the data appears.

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