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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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Under pressure from activists, billionaire’s prison telecom announces reforms   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Pennsylvania State Employees Retirement System
Source: Seattle Times - The campaign brought some unwanted publicity to Platinum, leading the Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System to decline to make a $100-million prospective investment in Platinum’s fund. But it did not prevent...
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Oregon Investment Council names Meyer Memorial Trust CIO as new chair   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Oregon Public Employee Retirement System (PERS)
Source: The Business Journals - Adams has been on the council since 2013 and is its longest-serving member. The council manages $90 billion in state investments, including the Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Oregon Common School Fund, the State...
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Gov. Brian Sandoval vetoes bills limiting lawsuits against businesses   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Nevada Public Employees Retirement System (NVPERS)
Source: Nevada Appeal - SB406, which slightly reduces the amount that the Nevada Public Employees Retirement System will pay out to recipients who join on July 1, 2015, or later, and prevents public workers from collecting benefits after certain felony...
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Louisiana State Employees Retirement System Sells 300 Shares of Wyndham Destinations (NYSE:WYND)   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (LASERS)
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Louisiana State Employees Retirement System cut its stake in Wyndham Destinations (NYSE:WYND) by 1.4% in the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel.com reports. The firm owned 21,900 shares of the company’s stock after selling...
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DeVry Ducks False Advertising Suit Over Job Placement Rates   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Utah Retirement Systems (URS)
Source: Law360 - Law360, New York (December 6, 2017, 5:31 PM EST) -- An Illinois federal court ruled Wednesday that DeVry University shareholders failed to sufficiently back their claims that top brass at the for-profit college intentionally lied...
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MOHAWK DEADLINE ALERT: Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Encourages Investors Who Suffered Losses Exceeding $50,000 In Mohawk Industries, Inc. To Contact The Firm   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) of Mississippi
Source: TMCnet - The case, Public Employees' Retirement System of Mississippi v. Mohawk Industries, Inc. et al,. No. 20-cv-00005 was filed on January 3, 2020 and has been assigned to Judge Eleanor L. Ross. The lawsuit focuses on whether the...
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Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) Shares Sold by Louisiana State Employees Retirement System   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (LASERS)
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Louisiana State Employees Retirement System cut its stake in shares of Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) by 0.8% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 36,900 shares of the social...
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Livongo for Diabetes Solution Now Available to New Jersey State and School Health Plan Members   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : New Jersey Division of Pensions and Benefits
Source: HIT Consultant - Assistant Director for the State of New Jersey, Division of Pensions and Benefits. “Working within the partnership between Livongo and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, we are now able to bring the ...
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Raphael Toledano’s “ghostly” East Village portfolio   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS)
Source: The Real Deal - In October, according to board meeting minutes, the Texas Municipal Retirement system committed $100 million to the firm’s real estate debt fund, adding to previous investments with the New York ...
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Livongo Provides New Diabetes Management Solution to New Jersey State and School Health Plan Members   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : New Jersey Division of Pensions and Benefits
Source: YAHOO! - MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 21, 2020 -- Livongo (Nasdaq: LVGO), a leading Applied Health Signals company empowering people with chronic conditions to live better and healthier.
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Retired state workers to get cost-of-living boost   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS)
Source: Kennebec Journal - AUGUSTA -- Retired state workers and teachers will get up to $600 each in September when the Maine Public Employees Retirement System distributes payments that are designed to replace annual cost-of-living increases that were...
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QuinStreet Inc (NASDAQ:QNST) CEO Douglas Valenti Sells 5,009 Shares   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Michigan Employees Retirement System (MERS)
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Finally, Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan increased its stake in shares of QuinStreet by 18.9% in the 3rd quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan now owns 13,760 shares of the technology...
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MOSER Participants’ Accounts Hacked   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Missouri State Employees Retirement System
Source: Plan - The Missouri State Employees Retirement System (MOSERS) reported that someone gained “unauthorized access” to four members’ accounts. The hacker or hackers filled out online forms that required the use of the...
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North Dakota investment office chooses first deputy CIO   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : North Dakota Public Employees Retirement System (NDPERS)
Source: Pensions&Investments - Also, the $1.6 billion North Dakota Public Employees Retirement System and $1.5 billion North Dakota Teachers' Fund for Retirement completed asset allocation studies in the fall to provide more flexibility on how the equity...
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Report: Wyoming Retirement System director stepping down in August   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Wyoming Retirement System
Source: Casper Star-Tribune - The director of the Wyoming Retirement System is scheduled to retire in August after five years of heading the state's $6.5 billion fund. Wyoming Retirement Board members asked Thomas Williams to remain until August to give them...
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PROBATION DENIED FOR WIFE KILLER EX-COLLEGE DEAN SERVING 12-YEAR TERM   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : North Carolina Retirement Systems
Source: Orlando Sentinel - Lillian Mansfield, 68, was killed as she and her husband visited their North Carolina retirement home. Mansfield returned to their Melbourne home and reported his wife missing, saying she had gone to a shopping mall and never...
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January 21 letters   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds – State Treasurer’s Office
Source: Journal Inquirer - The fiasco with the Connecticut Retirement Security Authority is a classic example ... that has been in fiscal turmoil for decades and runs the state employee pension plan that has over a $100 billion deficit. Democrats want to ...
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NYC pension funds pick advisors to help divest from fossil fuel firms   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : New York City Comptroller’s Office: Bureau of Asset Management
Source: The Bond Buyer - Three of the biggest New York City pension funds have picked advisors to help them divest from fossil fuel firms, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Comptroller Scott Stringer said on Tuesday. Last year, the trustees of the New York City...
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Under pressure from activists, L.A. billionaire’s prison telecom announces reforms   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Pennsylvania State Employees Retirement System
Source: Los Angeles Times on MSN.com - The campaign brought some unwanted publicity to Platinum, leading the Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System to decline to make a $100-million prospective investment in Platinum’s fund. But it did not prevent...
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CalPERS members ho-hum on two-factor security   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS)
Source: Pensions&Investments - CalPERS' staff has been reaching out to its members to encourage them to use two-factor security since the summer with slower adoption than anticipated, Marcie Frost, CEO of the $401.4 billion pension plan told the board Tuesday....
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MassPRIM preps private equity consultant search   
January 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : Pension Reserves Investment Management Board (Massachusetts), Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management Board Profile
Source: Pensions&Investments - Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management Board, Boston, will search for a private equity consultant, according to a board meeting summary. The board is conducting the search because of the upcoming expiration of...
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Retired Ohio public employees to see cuts in health care benefits   
January 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS)
Source: News Journal - COLUMBUS (AP) — Thousands of retired public employees will have to pay more of their health care costs starting in 2022 after trustees for the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System voted Wednesday to reduce health care...
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Hancock Whitney Corp Expected to Post FY2020 Earnings of $4.05 Per Share (NYSE:HWC)   
January 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : Michigan Employees Retirement System (MERS)
Source: modernreaders.com - Finally, Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan grew its holdings in shares of Hancock Whitney by 5.1% in the 3rd quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan now owns 16,640 shares of the company’s...
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Louisiana State Employees Retirement System Raises Stake in Cree, Inc. (NASDAQ:CREE)   
January 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (LASERS)
Source: modernreaders.com - Louisiana State Employees Retirement System boosted its position in shares of Cree, Inc. (NASDAQ:CREE) by 1.6% in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 26,100 shares of the LED producer’s stock after...
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Louisiana State Employees Retirement System Sells 1,500 Shares of Exponent, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPO)   
January 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (LASERS)
Source: modernreaders.com - Louisiana State Employees Retirement System lowered its stake in shares of Exponent, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPO) by 7.8% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 17,700 shares of the...
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Nevada Legislature: Swing voting GOP assemblyman reassigned to new committee   
January 20, 2020 Associated Profiles : Nevada Public Employees Retirement System (NVPERS)
Source: Nevada Appeal - “That bill has come and gone.” The government affairs committee has reviewed high-profile pension bills including AB190, which would turn the Nevada Public Employees Retirement System into a program that more closely...
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Commentary: Senate tax reform plan maintains essential provisions   
January 20, 2020 Associated Profiles : Utah Retirement Systems (URS)
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune - Repeal of the exemption (as was proposed in the House plan) would significantly reduce investment earnings generated by Utah Retirement Systems. Such reductions would have to be replaced by additional contributions from state and...
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Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR) Shares Sold by Canandaigua National Bank & Trust Co.   
January 20, 2020 Associated Profiles : Michigan Employees Retirement System (MERS)
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan raised its holdings in shares of Emerson Electric by 1.8% in the 3rd quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan now owns 8,630 shares of the industrial products ...
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Nordson Co. (NASDAQ:NDSN) Shares Purchased by Louisiana State Employees Retirement System   
January 20, 2020 Associated Profiles : Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (LASERS)
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Louisiana State Employees Retirement System boosted its stake in Nordson Co. (NASDAQ:NDSN) by 0.8% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel.com reports. The fund owned 12,400 shares of the industrial products company’s...
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Louisiana State Employees Retirement System Has $1.89 Million Stock Position in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET)   
January 20, 2020 Associated Profiles : Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (LASERS)
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Louisiana State Employees Retirement System reduced its position in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) by 3.1% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 37,100 shares of the financial services...
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Rhode Island Pension Fund Returns 8%   
January 20, 2020 Associated Profiles : Employees Retirement System of Rhode Island (ERSRI)
Source: Ai-cio.com - The $8.3 billion Employees Retirement System of Rhode Island returned 8.03% for the fiscal year ending June 30, ahead of its 7.0% annual target, and its benchmark, which returned 7.5% during the same period. The fund also...
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Chefs’ Warehouse (NASDAQ:CHEF) Upgraded to Buy at ValuEngine   
January 20, 2020 Associated Profiles : Michigan Employees Retirement System (MERS)
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Finally, Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan increased its holdings in shares of Chefs’ Warehouse by 11.1% in the third quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan now owns 7,630 shares of the...
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California braces for slowdown: What state budget, new regulations could mean   
January 20, 2020 Associated Profiles : California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS)
Source: San Francisco Chronicle - We are using budget surpluses to pay down debt, to add to the rainy-day fund. We are proposing to continue substantial investment in paying down unfunded CalPERS (California Public Employees' Retirement System) liabilities. We...
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2020 legislative fights in Kansas: Taxes, weed and your health   
January 19, 2020 Associated Profiles : Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS)
Source: Hays Post - The details: Lawmakers have made strides in recent years paying down a long-term deficit in the state pension, the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System. Still, the shortfall amounts to $9 ...
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Goldman to face mortgage debt class-action lawsuit   
January 19, 2020 Associated Profiles : Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) of Mississippi
Source: Reuters - (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc was ordered by a federal judge to face a securities class-action lawsuit accusing it of defrauding investors about a 2006 offering of securities backed by risky mortgage loans from a...
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Equinix Inc (NASDAQ:EQIX) Director Camp Peter Van Sells 1,459 Shares   
January 19, 2020 Associated Profiles : Michigan Employees Retirement System (MERS)
Source: modernreaders.com - A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan grew its position in Equinix by 1.7% in the third quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System...
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Louisiana State Employees Retirement System Has $2.03 Million Stock Position in Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE)   
January 19, 2020 Associated Profiles : Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (LASERS)
Source: modernreaders.com - Louisiana State Employees Retirement System boosted its position in shares of Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) by 1.5% in the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel.com reports. The firm owned 13,400 shares of the utilities provider’s...
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Indiana cuts return assumption to lowest among big public plans   
January 19, 2020 Associated Profiles : Indiana Public Employees Retirement Fund (PERF)
Source: Pensions&Investments - Of the seven plans it oversees, INPRS expects the rate cut will affect only the $12.24 billion Indiana Public Employees Retirement Fund. The reduction is expected to raise PERF contributions by 0.7%, Mr. Hutson said in the...
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Louisiana State Employees Retirement System Sells 200 Shares of Marriott International Inc (NASDAQ:MAR)   
January 19, 2020 Associated Profiles : Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (LASERS)
Source: modernreaders.com - Louisiana State Employees Retirement System lessened its stake in shares of Marriott International Inc (NASDAQ:MAR) by 1.5% in the 4th quarter, Holdings Channel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 12,900 shares of the...
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Our View: Salem-Keizer sets troubling precedent   
January 19, 2020 Associated Profiles : Oregon Public Employee Retirement System (PERS)
Source: The Register-Guard - It certainly was not what many legislators intended last year when they passed Senate Bill 1049, that seeks to shore up the beleaguered Oregon Public Employees Retirement System. We are not questioning Perry’s performance...
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Strategic Partnership Guru Departs NJ Pension   
January 18, 2020 Associated Profiles : Indiana Public Employees Retirement Fund (PERF)
Source: Ai-cio.com - Before coming to New Jersey, he was director of investments at the Indiana State Teachers’ Retirement Fund and director of alternative investments at the Indiana Public Employees’ Retirement Fund. All indications...
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La. Atty Benched For Accusing Ex-Son-In-Law Of Defamation   
January 18, 2020 Associated Profiles : Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (LASERS)
Source: Law360 - the Louisiana State Employees' Retirement System, “to wreak havoc on his life.” Cashio said he “never authorized” the filing of a lawsuit based on the ODC complaint, but that he had “a beautiful...
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Attorney for accused Oklahoma senator says he'll resign   
January 18, 2020 Associated Profiles : Oklahoma Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS)
Source: Yahoo News Singapore - OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Republican state senator facing felony child prostitution ... Joseph Fox, executive director of the Oklahoma Public Employees Retirement System, said Shortey became vested in the state's retirement...
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Bill to expand autism coverage fails in ND Senate   
January 18, 2020 Associated Profiles : North Dakota Public Employees Retirement System (NDPERS)
Source: Insurancenewsnet.com - Blues statement After passing in the House, the proposal had been amended to reflect state requirements that new mandates be tested in the North Dakota Public Employees Retirement System for two years before being applied to the...
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Bank shifts course on managing wealth   
January 18, 2020 Associated Profiles : Hawaii Employees Retirement System (ERS)
Source: The Business Journals - Just as significant are indications that First Hawaiian's new initiative doesn't appeal to big institutions like the $10 billion Hawaii Employees' Retirement System, since it involves selling access to managers. Unlike a rich...
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NY judge rules Alstom class action can proceed   
January 18, 2020 Associated Profiles : Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (LASERS)
Source: Reuters - The lawsuits were later consolidated and several lead plaintiffs were named, including State Universities Retirement System of Illinois, the Louisiana State Employees Retirement System, the West Virginia Investment Management...
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Retired teachers to meet in Spearfish   
January 18, 2020 Associated Profiles : South Dakota Retirement System (SDRS)
Source: Rapid City Journal - Speaker will be Robert Wylie, director of the South Dakota Retirement System. All retired teachers and educational staff members are welcome. The program will be repeated at 4:30 pm. You must be logged in to react. Click any...
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Indiana Aims to Make Up for Five 'Lost’ Years   
January 18, 2020 Associated Profiles : Indiana Public Employees Retirement Fund (PERF)
Source: The Bond Buyer - The Indiana public employees’ retirement fund reported a funded ratio of 93% in 2009, but the teachers’ retirement fund — which is divided into two separate pension systems — is underfunded, according to...
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Wyo. Fund Exec's Guilty Plea In Doubt After Newman   
January 18, 2020 Associated Profiles : Wyoming Retirement System
Source: Law360 - Law360, San Jose (February 9, 2015, 10:42 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge on Friday ordered prosecutors to address whether a Wyoming fund manager's guilty plea in a 2013 insider trading case should stand in light of the...
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Liability Lawsuits Against U.S. Rating Agencies Dismissed   
January 18, 2020 Associated Profiles : Wyoming Retirement System
Source: Insurance Journal - The court held that the rating agencies did not qualify as underwriters because ... Patrick Egan of Berman DeValerio represented the Wyoming State Treasurer and Wyoming Retirement System. He did not immediately return a seeking a...
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