South Dakota

Hedge Funds Deliver for South Dakota Retirees, Students, and Nonprofits

Across the Mount Rushmore State, hedge funds deliver for retirement security, college education, and the important work done by non-profits and charities through $1.4 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:

$1.4 BILLION

Deliver for pensions:

$552 MILLION

Deliver for colleges:

$5 MILLION

Deliver for nonprofits:

$875 MILLION

Private credit to business

$323 MILLION

Retirement Plans

Deliver for pensions:

$552 MILLION

AT LEAST 1

retirement plan invests in hedge funds including:
South Dakota Retirement System

$146 MILLION for

92,147 plan participants

Colleges & Universities

Deliver for colleges:

$5 MILLION

AT LEAST 3

colleges and universities invest in hedge funds including:
Augustana College

$2 MILLION for

2,113 Students

Dakota Wesleyan University Endowment

$2 MILLION for

948 Students

Foundations & Nonprofits

Deliver for nonprofits:

$875 MILLION

AT LEAST 1

foundation or nonprofit invests in hedge funds including:
Waitt Family Foundation

$38 MILLION

Waitt Family Foundation

$35 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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