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 $839.2 Million 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:

$839.2 MILLION

Deliver for pensions:

$492 MILLION

Deliver for colleges:

$51 MILLION

Deliver for nonprofits:

$297 MILLION

Retirement Plans

Deliver for pensions:

$492 MILLION

AT LEAST 1

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

$81 MILLION for

89,685 plan participants

Colleges & Universities

Deliver for colleges:

$51 MILLION

AT LEAST 4

colleges and universities invest in hedge funds including:
University of South Dakota Foundation

$41 MILLION for

9,920 Students

Augustana College

$7 MILLION for

2,113 Students

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Foundation

$2 MILLION for

2,529 Students

Foundations & Nonprofits

Deliver for nonprofits:

$297 MILLION

AT LEAST 2

foundations and nonprofits invest in hedge funds including:
Shriners Hospital for Children

$94 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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