US Public Pension Funds Highlights
Inside The Big Threat To Sustainable Investing   
September 09, 2020
Source: Forbes - The Department of Labor’s proposed rule is designed to ensure that plan fiduciaries execute their ERISA duties cost-effectively by limiting exercises of shareholder rights to matters that have an economic impact on the plan....
New Mexico moves toward improving solvency of pension plan   
March 10, 2020 Associated Profiles : Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds – State Treasurer’s Office
Source: Connecticut Post - “They’re not thought of as professionals and it’s reflected in their retirement benefits.” Educational Retirement Board executive director Jan Goodwin said a plan to speed up her system’s path to...
Coca-Cola Will Factor Rank-And-File Wages Into Exec Pay   
March 07, 2020 Associated Profiles : New York State Common Retirement Fund
Source: Law360 - State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, the trustee of the New York State Common Retirement Fund, said in his statement that the fund dropped a shareholder resolution it submitted at the Coca-Cola Co. 2020 annual shareholder...
CalPERS fund drops by $15 billion amid market plunge and coronavirus fears    
March 02, 2020
Source: Sacramento Bee - The value of California’s largest public pension fund dropped by at least $15 billion this week as U.S. and international markets fell amid coronavirus fears.
CalPERS’ top money man is targeted in fears of Chinese espionage   
February 28, 2020
Source: LA Times - The explosive allegations center on Meng’s three-year stint, which ended in 2018, of helping oversee China’s $3 trillion in currency reserves. During that time he was deputy chief investment officer of China’s State...
Carlyle Breaks From Pack, Plans Impact Investing Across Firm    
February 27, 2020
Source: MSN - It was a curious moment last year when Carlyle Group Inc., once famous for bold bets on defense contractors, hired one of the more prominent names in socially responsible investing. Megan Starr is a Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
Mississippi Pension Finds New Chief Investment Officer   
February 19, 2020 Associated Profiles : Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) of Mississippi
Source: Institutional Investor - The Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi has found a new chief investment officer after roughly seven months of searching. Mississippi PERS announced February 14 that it hired Robert Clark to replace former...
New Mexico Pension Reform Breezes Through State Senate   
February 19, 2020 Associated Profiles : New Mexico Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA)
Source: - Legislation proposing a sweeping overhaul of the New Mexico Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) to construct a clear path to transparency breezed through the state senate with healthy bipartisan support. The bill would...
New York Pension to Coal Firms: Evolve or We’ll Divest   
February 18, 2020 Associated Profiles : New York State Common Retirement Fund
Source: Bloomberg on - The New York State Common Retirement Fund, the third-largest U.S. public pension fund, said it may divest from coal mining companies that aren’t ready to move away from relying on thermal coal for profits.
Editorial: Fully fund KPERS sooner rather than later   
February 16, 2020 Associated Profiles : Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS)
Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal - The governor has called for a reamortization that would allow the state to defer paying about $963 million over the next five years. The Kansas Public Employees Retirement System Board of Trustees estimates that...
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