The Luzerne County Retirement System will invest a portion of its portfolio with Term Asset-Backed Loan Facility (TALF) managers, said investment consultant Richard Hazzouri of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.
The board has agreed to place $10 million in the strategy to be split evenly between two separate managers: Ryan Labs Asset Management and Boyd Watterson Asset Management.
Hazzouri said the investments would be funded from the system¹s equity and fixed-income portfolios. In addition to the recently awarded TALF mandate, Ryan Lab also oversees a bond portfolio at the plan. No further commitments to TALF are expected, he said.
The plan already invests 2.6% of its $115.8 million portfolio in asset-backed securities, according to The Times Leader.