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Listed below are the 50 most recent news articles about United States Pension Funds, continuously gathered from around the globe by the Institute.  The flow of news involved United States Pension Funds in general as well as the activities of specific United States Pension Funds and their investments. Archives are available in this content silo (which are permanently maintained).

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California union sends misleading texts on CalPERS election. Here are the facts   
September 21, 2021
Source: Sacramento Bee on MSN.com - Union members received inaccurate information related to a CalPERS proposal to build a tower at Third and Capitol.
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Audit finds California regularly sends pension checks to dead people   
September 21, 2021
Source: The Center Square - An audit of the California Public Employees' Retirement System, America’s largest public pension fund, found regular payments to pensioners well after they died, so much so
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California union sends misleading texts on CalPERS election. Here are the facts [The Sacramento Bee]   
September 21, 2021
Source: Insurancenewsnet.com - Many SEIU Local 1000 members recently received misleading texts from their union related to the CalPERS Board of Administration election. The texts, presented as survey questions, included an inaccuracy related to a board vote...
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Public plans lower assumptions despite robust year   
September 20, 2021
Source: Pensions&Investments - Public plans are lowering their assumed rates of return, with some taking advantage of the recent gains made over the latest fiscal year.
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Florida’s Pension Fund Adopted Anti-Gun Guidelines Under Rick Scott’s Watch   
September 18, 2021
Source: Guns in the News - Ashbel C. “Ash” Williams Jr., has the financial well-being of Florida’s public employees in his hands. Williams serves as executive director and chief investment officer of the Florida State Board of...
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DJ PE Daily: Lexington Weighs a Sale | Percheron Banks $770 Million | Calpers Aims to Diversify | Triago's Swain on Deals   
September 17, 2021
Source: Sharecast - The Wall Street Journal's Miriam Gottfried and Cara Lombardo report that Lexington Partners has hired Goldman Sachs to advise it on a possible sale of itself, at a value of a few billion dollars, citing people familiar with the...
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CalPERS board ups compensation for CEO   
September 17, 2021
Source: Pensions&Investments - The CalPERS board gave CEO Marcie Frost a fiscal year 2021 incentive award of $143,590, and a base salary of $534,689 for fiscal year 2022.
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Plurilock Security Inc.: Plurilock Receives Order from CA State Teachers' Retirement System   
September 17, 2021
Source: Finanznachrichten - Plurilock Security Inc. (TSXV: PLUR) (OTCQB: PLCKF) and related subsidiaries ("Plurilock" or the "Company"), an identity-centric cybersecurity
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Sustainable Investing Works   
September 17, 2021
Source: Morningstar, Inc. - This week’s salvo came from Aswath Damodaran, a well-regarded New York University finance professor, who, in a widely read blog post, denounced environmental, social, and governance investing as “a mistake that will...
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Plurilock Security wins US$394,000 order from the California State Teachers' Retirement System   
September 17, 2021
Source: Proactiveinvestors - The technology company which helps organizations to operate securely will provide CalSTRS with a renewal of their project and portfolio management software
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Plurilock Receives Order from CA State Teachers' Retirement System   
September 17, 2021
Source: Stockhouse - All contracts and orders announced by Plurilock since April 2021, including the latest order, represent a combined total of roughly US$11.09 million in sales. The order comes as part of a new contract between Plurilock and...
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DJ Calpers Lays Out Strategy to Improve Long-Term Private-Equity Performance   
September 16, 2021
Source: Sharecast - The nation's largest state pension system is betting that more co-investments and better diversification can help improve the long-term performance of its private-equity program, which has fallen short of its return benchmarks.
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California Retirement Agency Sends 20,000 Checks to Deceased   
September 16, 2021
Source: Governing - CalPERS has yet to recover the approximately $42 million in pension payments to 22,000 dead people, according to an internal audit. About 1,800 CalPERS recipients die each month, and the agency isn’t immediately notified.
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Audit: Calif. Pension Program Sends $42M to 22K Dead People   
September 16, 2021
Source: Government Technology - (TNS) — CalPERS hadn't recovered about $42 million in pension over-payments made to about 22,000 dead people by the middle of last year, according to a newly public internal audit report. The audit report, posted to the...
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Ellis Partners acquires 179K sf office building in South of Market neighborhood   
September 16, 2021
Source: The Real Deal - Deal marks the first investment for EPNY Ventures I, a $200M joint venture focused on buying and managing commercial properties in the Bay Area.
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CalPERS sent pension checks to more than 20,000 dead people over several years, audit says   
September 16, 2021
Source: Sacramento Bee on MSN.com - About 1,800 CalPERS beneficiaries die every month, and the pension fund does not always learn of those deaths immediately.
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CalPERS Extends Recruitment for Chief Information Security Officer   
September 15, 2021
Source: California Techwire - The position with the nation’s largest public pension fund has been open since February, when the former CISO, Liana Bailey-Crimmins, was appointed state chief technology officer and moved to the California Department of...
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CalPERS overhauls tracking-error formula   
September 15, 2021
Source: Pensions&Investments - CalPERS is moving to an "actionable tracking error," a risk-control method that now will take only public assets into consideration.
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West Sacramento could get a second CalSTRS tower   
September 14, 2021
Source: Sacramento Bee - The west side of the Sacramento River would have a third tall building if CalSTRS goes ahead with its plan to build a second office tower there. Its 20-story headquarters opened in 2009 ...
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The climate advocates who refuse to divest from big oil   
September 14, 2021
Source: The Guardian - As Harvard sheds its fossil fuel investments, some argue it’s dangerous to limit leverage over oil and gas companies
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New York Common puts $200m into Carlyle leasing fund   
September 11, 2021
Source: IPE - New York State Common Retirement Fund (NYSCRF) has approved a $200m (€169.2m) commitment to the Carlyle Aviation Leasing Fund, according to the pension fund. NYSCRF has put the investment in the fund into its opportunistic...
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More than $1bn of new NYSCRF commitments sees LP back mega KKR fund, new Roark vehicle, others   
September 11, 2021
Source: AltAssets - KKR was the big winner in the latest $1bn-plus tranche of New York State Common Retirement Fund alternatives commitments.
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Susie C. Sohn joins Orange County Land Trust Board of Directors   
September 11, 2021
Source: Warwick Advertiser - Susie C. Sohn of Goshen has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Orange County Land Trust. Sohn is a real estate and commercial
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Manhattan West Appoints Reggie Tucker as Managing Director   
September 10, 2021
Source: YAHOO!Finance - Manhattan West Appoints Reggie Tucker as Managing Director to Build Out the Firm's New Venture Capital Growth Opportunities Fund
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CalPERS places $800m into Blackstone BioMed fund   
September 10, 2021
Source: IPE - California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) has approved an $800m (€675.5m) commitment into Blackstone’s life science office real estate perpetual fund. The $490.8bn pension fund said in a meeting document...
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Boeing board to face investors’ lawsuit over 737 MAX crashes   
September 09, 2021
Source: Sydney Morning Herald - Boeing’s directors must face an investors’ lawsuit accusing them of failing to properly oversee development of the 737 MAX line of planes that were involved in two fatal crashes.
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Unions are shelling out money for their candidates in a CalPERS election. Who’s running'   
September 09, 2021
Source: Sacramento Bee on MSN.com - Organized labor is pouring money into an upcoming election for two seats on the 13-member board that oversees California’s public pension system, recently valued at $492 billion. Unions primarily are spending to help...
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Ex-OCERS Director of Investments Lands Investment Management Gig   
September 09, 2021
Source: Institutional Investor - Reginald Tucker, the former director of investments for the Orange County Employees Retirement System, has swapped his public pension role for one in investment management. Tucker, who had been at OCERS for just over two years,
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Boeing Directors Must Face Investors’ Suit Over 737 Max Crashes   
September 08, 2021
Source: Yahoo Finance - Boeing Co.’s directors must face an investors’ lawsuit accusing them of failing to properly oversee development of the 737 Max line of planes that were involved in two fatal crashes within a six-month period starting...
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Boeing Board to Face Investors’ Suit Over 737 Max Crashes   
September 08, 2021
Source: BloombergQuint - Boeing Co.’s directors must face an investors’ lawsuit accusing them of failing to properly monitor safety issues and the development of 737 Max jetliners whose two fatal crashes have cost the company more than $20...
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Boeing directors slapped with investor lawsuit over fatal 737 Max crashes   
September 08, 2021
Source: The National on MSN.com - Boeing Co.’s directors must face an investors’ lawsuit accusing them of failing to properly monitor safety issues and the development of 737 Max jetliners whose two fatal crashes have cost the company more than $20...
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CalSTRS names new CAO   
September 08, 2021
Source: The Bond Buyer - Norcia starts September 15 and replaces Lisa Blatnick, who became CalSTRS chief operating officer in August. CalSTRS was established by law in 1913 to provide retirement benefits to California’s public school educators from...
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As California Burns, Teacher Pension Postpones Divestment   
September 08, 2021
Source: Common Dreams - "As the climate crisis sent thousands fleeing wildfires in Northern California, CalSTRS, the nation’s second largest public pension fund, postponed full divestment from fossil fuels for nearly 30 years.
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CalPERS allocates $5.7 billion to 14 strategies   
September 08, 2021
Source: Pensions&Investments - CalPERS reported it committed about $5.7 billion to 14 alternative investment strategies. The $491.8 billion California Public Employees' Retirement System, Sacramento, committed $1.4 billion to Berkeley Street Strategic...
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CalSTRS adds 5% allocation to private credit   
September 08, 2021
Source: Pensions&Investments - CalSTRS approved a revised fixed-income policy that adds a 5% target allocation to private credit as part of its 13% fixed-income allocation.
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CalSTRS approves $2.5bn real estate commitments in first half of 2021   
September 08, 2021
Source: IPE - California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) has disclosed approving $2.5bn (€2.1bn) worth of real estate commitments during the first half of 2021. The $311bn pension fund said it placed around $712m into CP...
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Pension funds are enjoying spectacular returns, sometimes at the expense of their beneficiaries   
September 07, 2021
Source: impactalpha.com - Smith, a longtime senior writer for Institutional Investor, contributes a bi-weekly column on the policies, practices and strategies of
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California Pension System Has Almost $500M Worth of Investments in Blacklisted China State-owned Enterprises   
September 07, 2021
Source: christianitydaily.com - The public pension system in California was revealed to have invested in up to 14 state-owned companies in China that were blacklisted by the Trump administration.
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NYC Retirement Systems gains 25.8% for fiscal year   
September 06, 2021
Source: Pensions&Investments - New York City Retirement Systems posted a net return of 25.8% for the fiscal year ended June 30, a spokesman for Scott Stringer, the city comptroller and fiduciary of the five funds within the $ ...
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US pension fund CalSTRS commits $508m to Asia-focused funds in H1   
September 05, 2021
Source: dealstreetasia - US pension fund California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) has committed a total of $508 million to Asia-focused funds in H1 2021.
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Taxpayers can’t afford John Chiang’s CalPERS proposal   
September 04, 2021
Source: The Fresno Bee - CalPERS’ policy says it “supports and encourages fair wages and benefits for workers,” and “supports many of the ideals espoused by labor unions.” But while CalPERS may look favorably on ...
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CalSTRS commits to net zero by 2050   
September 04, 2021
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Climate fail for corporate purpose pledges, plus tracking risk with CalPERS’ Anne Simpson   
September 04, 2021
Source: 24/7 Wall St. on MSN.com - By David Callaway, Callaway Climate Insights Two years after the Business Roundtable launched what some called a revolution in American business with its statement of corporate purpose, has anything really changed'
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Wells Fargo board on hot seat as big investors oppose directors | Charlotte Observer   
September 04, 2021
Source: Charlotte Observer - North Carolina joins major California and New York City pension funds that have already said they will cast their shares against a swath of the San Francisco-based bank’s board. Combined ...
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California pension system invested more than $490 million in Chinese state-owned companies: report   
September 03, 2021
Source: Yahoo News - California's public pension system (CalPERS) has more than $3 billion tied up in Chinese companies, including 14 state-owned enterprises blacklisted by the Trump administration because of their ties to the Chinese military,...
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Report: CalPERS bet big on companies fueling China’s aggressive expansion   
September 03, 2021
Source: The San Joaquin Valley Sun - A report warns that California pensioners are contributing to China's expansionist policies with financial backing of firms that key to the nation's efforts.
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Letter from US: SEC looks towards mandatory ESG disclosure by companies   
September 02, 2021
Source: IPE - October will be an important month for investors and corporations as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will then propose new rules on climate change and other environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.
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Newsom: ‘Don’t even turn the page’ + Grievance at Equality California + CalSTRS to go ‘net zero’   
September 02, 2021
Source: Sacramento Bee on MSN.com - Simple, no vote, don’t even turn the page and consider the other 46 (candidates).” As of Tuesday afternoon, more than 4 million recall ballots had been returned, accounting for 18% of all ballots. Democrats continue...
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CalSTRS woke investing'   
September 02, 2021
Source: KABC - Photo: ZikG / Shutterstock.com CalSTRS Board of Directors is facing pressure from youth groups worried about the climate crisis--CalSTRS Considers Divesting In Oil And Gas Industries, Pressure from YOUTH GROUPS'
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CalPERS Board Member and Investment Chair Texts “Suck a D—” to Black American Local 1000 President   
August 30, 2021
Source: Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute - SWFI editorial decided to post the full phrase to give full context on to what is actually occurring as many of our readers are ex-U.S. Theresa Taylor is a Board Member and Investment Committee Chair at the California Public...
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