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May 29, 2024

E69: How Texas Municipal Retirement System Deployed $1B into Venture Capital

E69: How Texas Municipal Retirement System Deployed $1B into Venture Capital

Peter Teneriello, former Senior Portfolio Manager at Texas Municipal Retirement System, sits down with David Weisburd to discuss how TMRS deployed $1B into venture capital

Peter Teneriello, former Senior Portfolio Manager at Texas Municipal Retirement System, sits down with David Weisburd to discuss how TMRS deployed $1B into venture capital. In addition, they discuss institutional allocation pacing models, the importance of aligned investment teams and why investors may allocate to median performing managers. 


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@dweisburd (David Weisburd)

@_PeterT_ (Peter Teneriello)


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LinkedIn:

Peter Teneriello: https://www.linkedin.com/in/peterteneriello/

David Weisburd: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dweisburd/ 

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LINKS: 

Texas Municipal Retirement Systems (TMRS): https://www.linkedin.com/company/texas-municipal-retirement/


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TIMESTAMPS: 


(0:00) Introduction 

(0:55) Diversification strategies in venture capital investing

(3:32) Co-investment practices and fee management 

(6:58) Importance and role of pacing models

(9:39) Incentives for LP Consultants and their impact

(12:25) Strategy for setting up a billion-dollar single family office

(15:39) Building effective LP / GP relationships

(16:22) Career insights and investment philosophy from Peter Teneriello