FINalternatives- An Illinois pension fund official caught up in the trial of a prominent supporter of Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) may be joining a new hedge fund.
Jon Bauman, executive director of the $38.7 billion Teachers’ Retirement System of Illinois, is mulling a departure to join Abraham Lincoln Alternative Investments, which is set to launch its first fund of hedge funds in August. But Bauman sounds far from certain he’ll be leaving TRS, and the pension fund says he’ll be staying put for at least another year.
“The long and short of it is, I’m not ready to pull the trigger yet,” Bauman told Crain’s Chicago Business. “There are considerations on both the TRS and Abraham Lincoln sides of the situation that need to be worked out before I would resign this position and make the move over.”