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Annexation requests continue despite legal challenges by St. George organizers   
February 27, 2020
Source: Baton Rouge Business Report - The council will consider requests tonight from Two Sisters of Baton Rouge LLC off Siegen Lane as well as the state Teachers Retirement System and the Louisiana State Employees Retirement System located in the United Plaza office...
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Traders Purchase High Volume of AlarmCom Call Options (NASDAQ:ALRM)   
February 27, 2020
Source: modernreaders.com - Finally, Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan boosted its holdings in AlarmCom by 3.7% in the third quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan now owns 10,910 shares of the software maker’s...
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Sunstone Hotel Investors (NYSE:SHO) Reaches New 12-Month Low at $12.43   
February 27, 2020
Source: modernreaders.com - Sunstone Hotel Investors’s dividend payout ratio is 210.71%. Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Utah Retirement Systems lifted its position in Sunstone Hotel Investors by 4.8% during the...
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Iridium Communications (NASDAQ:IRDM) Trading Up 6.7% After Analyst Upgrade   
February 27, 2020
Source: modernreaders.com - Finally, Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan boosted its stake in shares of Iridium Communications by 1.9% during the 4th quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan now owns 29,630 shares of the...
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American International Group Inc. Grows Stake in Turning Point Therapeutics (NASDAQ:TPTX)   
February 27, 2020
Source: modernreaders.com - Metropolitan Life Insurance Co NY purchased a new stake in shares of Turning Point Therapeutics during the third quarter worth about $120,000. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System purchased a new stake in...
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American International Group Inc. Decreases Stock Position in ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (NYSE:ARR)   
February 27, 2020
Source: modernreaders.com - Global Retirement Partners LLC purchased a new stake in ARMOUR Residential REIT during the 4th quarter valued at $27,000. Finally, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System raised its holdings in ARMOUR Residential REIT by...
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Accident Compensation Corp Reduces Stake in DXC Technology Co (NYSE:DXC)   
February 27, 2020
Source: modernreaders.com - Other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Arizona State Retirement System boosted its stake in shares of DXC Technology by 0.6% in the 4th quarter. Arizona State Retirement System now...
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Kansas Senate passes sports gambling plan despite concerns with state’s cut of action   
February 27, 2020
Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal - Sen. John Doll, R-Garden City, and Sen. Richard Hilderbrand, R-Galena, called for the state to divert a cut of sports wagers to the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System. Hilderbrand sparred with Senate Majority Leader Jim...
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Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. Purchases 114,305 Shares of Chesapeake Energy Co. (NYSE:CHK)   
February 27, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan grew its holdings in shares of Chesapeake Energy by 8.7% in the third quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan now owns 206,900 shares of the oil and gas...
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TheStreet Lowers Sanderson Farms (NASDAQ:SAFM) to C   
February 27, 2020
Source: modernreaders.com - Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System lifted its holdings in shares of Sanderson Farms by 2.1% in the fourth quarter. Louisiana State...
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Carlyle Breaks From Pack, Plans Impact Investing Across Firm   
February 27, 2020
Source: Bloomberg on MSN.com - 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.
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Two more St. George-area businesses can be annexed into Baton Rouge, Metro Council rules   
February 27, 2020
Source: The Advocate - The East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council approved two more annexation requests from businesses wanting to be absorbed into Baton Rouge following last year's St. George incorporation election, despite objections from organizers...
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How to Calculate Your Life Expectancy   
February 27, 2020
Source: U.S. News & World Report - When it comes to planning for retirement, one of the biggest factors to consider is time. (Getty Images) The Social Security Administration maintains a life expectancy calculator that will tell ...
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SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) Shares Down 6.9% After Insider Selling   
February 27, 2020
Source: modernreaders.com - Parkside Financial Bank & Trust now owns 113 shares of the bank’s stock worth $28,000 after buying an additional 57 shares during the period. Arizona State Retirement System boosted its position in shares of SVB...
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American International Group Inc. Grows Stake in Flagstar Bancorp Inc (NYSE:FBC)   
February 27, 2020
Source: modernreaders.com - A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund grew its position in Flagstar Bancorp by 17.8% in the fourth quarter....
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Vanderbilt, NES, TVA And Silicon Ranch Partner On Landmark Renewable Energy Deal   
February 27, 2020
Source: Chattanoogan.com - has been named chief investment officer for the Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi (PERS). Mr. Clark, originally from Jackson, has worked since 2012 as portfolio manager with ...
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Missouri Retirement System’s CIO Search Ends With Internal Promotion   
February 27, 2020
Source: Institutional Investor - The Missouri State Employees Retirement System has promoted its interim chief investment officer to the post permanently. Shannon Davidson, who became interim chief in December, will now serve as both CIO and deputy executive...
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Investors Purchase High Volume of Matador Resources Put Options (NYSE:MTDR)   
February 27, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan grew its holdings in Matador Resources by 4.2% in the 4th quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan now owns 20,230 shares of the energy company’s stock...
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STEYER’s SC stand — KHANNA vs. BLOOMBERG on BERNIE CA HOUSE races — TESLA slammed by NTSB — BREED declares CORONAVIRUS emergency   
February 27, 2020
Source: Politico - Calpers Top Money Man Is Swept Up in Chinese Espionage Fears,” by Bloomberg’s John Gittelsohn, Sridhar Natarajan, and Jenny Leonard: “Last week, a Republican lawmaker took to the prime-time TV show and accused...
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There’s a bill that would classify 911 dispatchers as first responders, and this local union is supporting it   
February 27, 2020
Source: Williamsburg Yorktown Daily - It’s the reason Dinse, a retired York County firefighter, along with four other lobbyists who represent union firefighters, EMS, and dispatchers from York County, James City County, Poquoson, and Williamsburg are pressing...
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Weight Watchers International (NASDAQ:WW) Earns “Buy” Rating from B. Riley   
February 27, 2020
Source: modernreaders.com - AdvisorNet Financial Inc acquired a new stake in Weight Watchers International in the third quarter valued at approximately $56,000. Finally, Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund grew its position in Weight Watchers...
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Steer pension plans away from bankers’ pockets   
February 27, 2020
Source: Citizen's Voice - The other plan, the Pennsylvania State Employees Retirement System, also exceeded the average at 0.66 percent. On Monday, the school employees’ plan reported that its fees fell from $558 million ...
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No Longer the Boss: John Smriga Forgets Retirement, Reinvents Himself   
February 27, 2020
Source: Law - The 66-year-old Shelton resident was contemplating what to do in retirement with his wife Kimberly. But then Bridgeport criminal defense attorney Robert Berke paid Smriga a visit. And Berke had plans for the would-be retiree. The...
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US investors confront home truths about private prison holdings   
February 27, 2020
Source: The Financial Times - This followed similar moves in recent years by the Philadelphia Board of Pensions and Retirees, the New York State Common Retirement Fund, the Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund, the New Jersey Pension Fund and the California...
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Ohio Public Employees pension plan returns 17.2%   
February 27, 2020
Source: Pensions&Investments - Ohio Public Employees Retirement System's $91.4 billion defined benefit plan returned a preliminary net 17.23% in the year ended Dec. 31. The return exceeded the pension plan's benchmark by 17 basis points, according to an...
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Why Poba, Calstrs favour asset owner partnerships in alts   
February 27, 2020
Source: asianinvestor.net - The Korean and US pension plans see benefits of favouring peers over external asset managers, as their latest partnership show. Asset owners across Asia are showing an increasing interest in investing via asset owner...
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Sheriff pay, tax provision out of bill   
February 26, 2020
Source: The Journal Gazette - They are governed by the Indiana Public Employees' Retirement Fund while sheriffs fall under individual county pension plans. Gladieux had sought a change to the local plan but the Allen County Council voted it down. So instead...
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Letters To Editor   
February 26, 2020
Source: Wyoming News - The Wyoming State Legislature needs to pass legislation to release its hold on the board of the Wyoming Retirement System. In 2008, the Legislature passed a law requiring the Wyoming Retirement ...
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Buckingham Research Lowers Andersons (NASDAQ:ANDE) Price Target to $22.00   
February 26, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Finally, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System lifted its stake in shares of Andersons by 22.4% during the third quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 12,000 shares of the basic materials...
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To the Governor’s Desk…or Not   
February 26, 2020
Source: Santa Fe Reporter - Senate Bill 72 also made it through. Sponsored by Sen. George Muñoz, D-Gallup, the bill addresses the New Mexico Public Employees Retirement Association's $6.6 billion unfunded liability. Among other elements, the bill...
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German government yield up slightly as China promises stimulus   
February 26, 2020
Source: Nasdaq - Firms in China's virus epicentre of Hubei province will not have to pay pensions and benefits until June ... China reported 1,749 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections, the lowest daily ...
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Massive Bronx Multifamily Portfolio Sells for $140M   
February 26, 2020
Source: Multi-Housing News - and New York City pension funds acquired a Bronx portfolio for $270 million. This is Harbor Group International’s first multifamily acquisition in the Bronx market. The portfolio was marketed by ...
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Obituary: Frederick A. Rusczek   
February 26, 2020
Source: Portland Press Herald - Fred grew up in Wallingford, Connecticut, the son of the late Joseph Rusczek and Ann Rusczek and brother ... innovative approaches and tireless work to improve the public health of Manchester’s citizens. After his first...
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Jennison Associates LLC Reduces Stake in Atkore International Group Inc (NYSE:ATKR)   
February 26, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Finally, State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System raised its holdings in shares of Atkore International Group by 10.7% in the 4th quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System now owns...
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House repulses governor’s KPERS, Medicaid plans   
February 26, 2020
Source: The Ottawa Herald - The GOP-led House also defeated two amendments offered by Democratic members providing cost of living increases of 1% and 3% for retirees in the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System. In January, Kelly recommended lawmakers...
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Achmea Investment Management B.V. Grows Stock Position in CBRE Group Inc (NYSE:CBRE)   
February 26, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Finally, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System increased its holdings in shares of CBRE Group by 3.2% in the third quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 16,200 shares of the financial services...
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Seattle Genetics (SGEN) – Research Analysts’ Recent Ratings Changes   
February 26, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Utah Retirement Systems boosted its stake in Seattle Genetics by 0.5% during the fourth quarter. Utah Retirement Systems now owns 21,840 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $2,495,000 after buying an...
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CalPERS’ top money man is targeted in fears of Chinese espionage   
February 26, 2020
Source: Los Angeles Times - “Ben is a talented investor who has done a tremendous job for the pensioners.” In 2018, when Meng was named CalPERS’ chief investment officer, his experience in China was touted as an asset. Now, Rep. Jim Banks...
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Carlyle Breaks From Pack, Promising Impact Investing Across Firm   
February 26, 2020
Source: Bloomberg - 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.
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Calpers Top Money Man Is Swept Up in Chinese Espionage Fears   
February 26, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - It was the kind of warning familiar to Fox viewers in the Trump era: An immigrant posed a danger to U.S. security.Only this time, the purported threat wasn’t part of an “invasion” from Mexico or Guatemala -- he...
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Virtusa Co. (NASDAQ:VRTU) Shares Acquired by Acadian Asset Management LLC   
February 25, 2020
Source: modernreaders.com - Louisiana State Employees Retirement System increased its holdings in Virtusa by 8.7% in the third quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 11,200 shares of the information technology services...
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Washington Prime Group Inc (NYSE:WPG) Stake Cut by Arizona State Retirement System   
February 25, 2020
Source: modernreaders.com - Arizona State Retirement System reduced its holdings in Washington Prime Group Inc (NYSE:WPG) by 43.2% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The...
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State should put more money in rainy day fund, Mass. treasurer says   
February 25, 2020
Source: The Business Journals - In recent years, buoyed by a strong stock market and surplus state revenues, Massachusetts financial managers have been able to sock away hundreds of millions of dollars into the state's Stabilization Fund.
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California State Teachers' Retirement System -- Moody's affirms CalSTRS' ratings and assigns baseline credit assessment   
February 25, 2020
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Coronavirus fears slam stocks—what investors should watch now   
February 25, 2020
Source: CNBC - Coronavirus chaos reigned over global markets on Monday, but commentators weren't running for the hills just yet.
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PGIM Senior Housing Fund Raises Nearly $1 Billion   
February 25, 2020
Source: Senior Housing News - Previously, it received a $100 million commitment from the Pennsylvania State Employees Retirement System (SERS), a to-be-determined commitment by the Hawaii Employees’ Retirement System and a $ ...
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Callaway Golf Co (NYSE:ELY) Stock Holdings Decreased by American International Group Inc.   
February 25, 2020
Source: modernreaders.com - Several other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of the stock. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund grew its position in Callaway Golf by 6.7% in the 4th quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund...
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Zacks: Analysts Anticipate Universal Display Co. (NASDAQ:OLED) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $99.33 Million   
February 25, 2020
Source: modernreaders.com - Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan increased its position in Universal Display by 1.0% during the fourth quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan now owns 7,860 shares of the semiconductor...
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American International Group Inc. Sells 238 Shares of Acceleron Pharma Inc (NASDAQ:XLRN)   
February 25, 2020
Source: modernreaders.com - Several other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in XLRN. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System raised its holdings in Acceleron Pharma by 0.8% during the 4th quarter. State Board...
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Mass. Treasurer Deb Goldberg urges lawmakers to grow state’s record rainy day fund   
February 25, 2020
Source: MassLive - The state’s contribution to the pension liability is partially offset by the Pension Reserves Investment Management Board’s investment returns. Goldberg said Monday that 2019 was “the second strongest year in a...
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