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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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HB 1435 to support dependents of those who pay 'ultimate sacrifice'   
May 10, 2021
Source: Dickinson Press - After Grand Forks Police Officer Cody Holte died in May 2020 when he was fatally wounded in an exchange of gunfire, that incident sparked conversations for House Bill 1435.
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Activist investors vow to keep pressing for racial audits at big banks   
May 10, 2021
Source: American Banker - Even though recent shareholder proposals aimed at combating racial inequality did not pass, supporters say they got enough votes to keep the issue front and center.
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Montgomery County teachers to get average 3% raise   
May 10, 2021
Source: The Roanoke Times - Improving teacher pay has been a top priority of MCPS officials in recent years as they have worked to close the teacher pay gap between the Montgomery County system and
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K1 Investment to Raise $4 Billion for Fifth Fund   
May 10, 2021
Source: Los Angeles Business Journal - Manhattan Beach-based K1 Investment Management, for instance, plans to raise nearly $4 billion for its fifth software flagship fund. The raise, K1’s biggest to date, is more than twice as large as the firm’s previous...
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New York pension commits $38m to China-focused funds   
May 10, 2021
Source: dealstreetasia - The New York State Common Retirement Fund (NYSCRF) approved more than $38 million in capital commitments to China investment funds in March.
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Payne County nixes policy change for part-time employees   
May 10, 2021
Source: Stillwater News Press - A proposed change to Payne County’s employment policies that would have made it easier for departments to hire part-time employees without benefits died when a commissioner withdrew his request after
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GMP Equalisation Under the Microscope – Focusing in on Data Gaps   
May 09, 2021
Source: The National Law Review - “Big Data” is a topic that is frequently referred to in the news. The traditional definition of Big Data is data that contains greater variety, arriving in increasing volumes and with ever ...
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Ep. 44: Judging Colleges By Their Students’ Career Outcomes   
May 09, 2021
Source: Inside Higher Ed - This week’s episode of The Key analyzes a new way of gauging whether colleges are preparing their students for success in the workplace. This week’s episode explores the potential -- and the potential pitfalls -- of...
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Is Gatos Silver Inc. (NYSE:GATO) Expensive At $11.81' Here’s How To Know.   
May 09, 2021
Source: marketingsentinel - In last trading session, Gatos Silver Inc. (NYSE:GATO) saw 546,538 shares changing hands with its beta currently measuring 0. Company’s recent per share price level of $11.81 trading at $0.32 or 2.79% at ring of the bell on...
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Maine Public Employees allocates up to $167 million to 3 funds   
May 09, 2021
Source: Pensions&Investments - The board trustees of the Maine Public Employees Retirement System, Augusta, approved three commitments of up to $167 million, said James Bennett, the CIO of the $16.7 billion pension system.
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Letter to the Editor | Retiree wants his pension   
May 09, 2021
Source: The News-Gazette - One of Editor & Publisher’s ‘10 That Do It Right 2021’ Partly cloudy skies early will give way to cloudy skies late. Low 44F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.. Partly cloudy skies early will give ...
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‘Don’t re-elect Exxon board’, Church of England urges over climate record   
May 09, 2021
Source: The Press - Church leaders have teamed up with the New York State Common Retirement Fund in calling on shareholders to assess each director on their own merits, rather than accepting the board as a whole.
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Calpers under fire over opposition to BP climate vote   
May 09, 2021
Source: The Financial Times - Calpers and Climate Action 100+, the influential investor group, have come under fire over the US pension fund’s decision to vote against a climate resolution at oil supermajor BP. The resolution, scheduled for a vote at...
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Tennessee Consolidated pledges $490 million to 3 managers   
May 08, 2021
Source: Pensions&Investments - Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System, Nashville, made commitments and investments totaling up to $490 million, said Shelli King, spokeswoman for state Treasurer David H. Lillard Jr., who ...
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Rocco Termini sues lender on four of his properties over loan penalties and late fees   
May 08, 2021
Source: Buffalo News - Termini and his affiliated companies are accusing the New York City-based nonprofit lender, Community Preservation Corp., of violating its loan agreements and acting in bad faith toward him.
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New York State Common discloses $1.1 billion in commitments   
May 08, 2021
Source: Pensions&Investments - New York State Common Retirement Fund, Albany, made 11 commitments totaling $1.08 billion in March, a newly released transaction report shows. The report, posted on the website of
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Report: CT vaccine clinic shut down after surprise investigation   
May 08, 2021
Source: Connecticut Post - An unsanctioned COVID vaccination clinic in western Connecticut was shut down in February after investigators discovered an untrained state representative was handling and preparing vials of vaccine.
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The Best Cell Phone Plans for Seniors   
May 08, 2021
Source: U.S. News & World Report - Owning a smartphone can be expensive, especially once you include texting, data and mobile hotspot connections. However, many communication companies have a variety of options and prices to ...
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MMA Knockout Artist Shakes Off Cobwebs, Nears Potential Bellator Light Heavyweight Title   
May 08, 2021
Source: International Business Times - Anthony Johnson made a successful Bellator debut, inching closer to becoming a world mixed martial arts light heavyweight champion.
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Celebrating Connecticut’s Moms: Meet Sandy Elgee of West Haven   
May 08, 2021
Source: WTNH - Mother’s Day is Sunday, so we turned to you to help us honor some of Connecticut’s wonderful moms. We asked viewers to submit letters explaining what makes their moms so special, and we
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New York State Common scouting for real assets consultant   
May 08, 2021
Source: Pensions&Investments - The New York State Common Retirement Fund, Albany, is seeking a real assets consultant. The real assets portfolio, created in 2014, "is in its development phase and continues to build key capabilities,
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Runcie could get more than $700,000 from Broward Schools in severance deal, lawyer says   
May 08, 2021
Source: Miami Herald - Negotiations over embattled Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie’s separation agreement stalled Wednesday over a provision in his contract that could add another $400,000 to his payout when he leaves...
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Tennessee’s State Pension Fund Rated Best In Nation For Investment Strategy   
May 07, 2021
Source: Chattanoogan.com - Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (TCRS), the state’s retirement fund for state government, higher education and other public employees, is managing its investments better than any other ...
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Terri Lynn Weaver's legislative update   
May 07, 2021
Source: The Lebanon Democrat - The House and Senate of the 112th General Assembly on Thursday successfully approved a no-debt, $42.6 billion budget that provides strategic investments in education, health care, public safety and ec
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Chevron profit drops on weaker refining margins, storm hit   
May 07, 2021
Source: Yahoo News UK - Its expenses for debt costs, employee pensions and benefits more than doubled to $978 million. Weaker-than-expected cash generation "left a slightly higher net debt position than expected," of $38.3 billion, said analyst Biraj...
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Valor Equity Partners raises $1.7 billion for growth equity fund   
May 07, 2021
Source: Pensions&Investments - Valor Equity Partners closed growth equity fund Valor Equity Partners V at $1.7 billion. The oversubscribed fund closed at its hard cap. The previous fund, Valor Equity Partners IV, closed at $1.05 billion in 2018.
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OneDigital acquires Atlanta firm, adds $2.3B in assets   
May 07, 2021
Source: The Business Journals - The #OverlandPark operation of #WeAreOneDigital celebrates its silver acquisition, bringing its 25th financial planning company into the fold.
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Russel Metals Announces 2021 First Quarter Results   
May 07, 2021
Source: WFMZ-TV - All amounts are reported in millions of Canadian dollars except per share figures, which are in Canadian dollars. 1 Adjusted EBITDA and EBITDA are non-GAAP measures. Adjusted EBITDA represent ...
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Fort Myers council to weigh merging police department into Lee County Sheriff's Office   
May 07, 2021
Source: News-Press on MSN.com - Fort Myers City Councilmember Fred Burson said that he wants to gauge whether combining the police departments would save taxpayers money.
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OPERS hires contractor to help retirees find health care plans   
May 07, 2021
Source: Columbus Dispatch on MSN.com - Ohio's largest public pension system on Thursday said it hired an outside contractor to help roughly 500,000 retirees pick new health care coverage. Willis Towers Watson will help retirees pick a new medical plan on the open...
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Fitch Rates James City County, VA's Public Facility Revenue Bonds 'AA+'; Outlook Stable   
May 07, 2021
Source: Fitch Ratings - Fitch Ratings has assigned a 'AA+' rating to the following James City County, Virginia (the county) revenue bonds:--
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OPERS offers help to find health plans   
May 07, 2021
Source: The Lima News - The state’s largest public pension system on Thursday said it hired an outside contractor to help roughly 500,000 retirees pic
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MassPRIM embraces diverse FUTURE   
May 07, 2021
Source: Pensions&Investments - Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management Board, Boston, unveiled an initiative to substantially increase its allocation to diverse and emerging managers. The goal of the FUTURE initiative,
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Broward School Board finalizes separation agreement with general counsel   
May 07, 2021
Source: WPLG - General counsel Barbara Myrick, who was arrested last month along with Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie, will leave with 20 weeks of severance pay, totaling $226,349.87.
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Investor pressure produces results in fast food   
May 07, 2021
Source: GreenBiz - Over the past few months, responding to investor calls, Domino's, Yum! Brands and Wendy's have all committed to science-based emissions targets.
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Utility Co. Workers Seek Cert. For 11K-Member ERISA Class   
May 07, 2021
Source: Law360 - A group of former Eversource Energy Service Co. workers and current participants of its 401(k) plan urged a Connecticut federal judge to allow their benefits suit accusing the company of holding on to risky investments to proceed...
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Opinion: CalPERS can’t count on 7% returns without risky investments   
May 07, 2021
Source: Mercury News - CFO explains tradeoffs as public employee pension system decides whether to raise rates for state and local governments.
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OP's OneDigital makes 24th acquisition, a Connecticut company   
May 06, 2021
Source: The Business Journals - OneDigital added another $1 billion to its plan assets Tuesday when it acquired a Connecticut-based investment management company.
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Huge Crypto Bet Draws Heat for Bank Stock Fund   
May 06, 2021
Source: BloombergQuint - As of March 31, it has 192,020 shares of the Purpose Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ticker: BTCC) and 48,520 shares of the Canadian Bitcoin ETF (ticker: EBIT). As you might expect, this has paid off big: The fund has surged 133%...
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IRA Conversion Opportunities It Pays You To Recognize   
May 06, 2021
Source: Forbes - This year and perhaps next could turn out to be the best time in a long time to convert a traditional IRA into a Roth IRA. That’s primarily because of a widespread belief that increases in ...
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Texas Legislature advances bills to shield oil, gas from climate initiatives   
May 06, 2021
Source: Longview News-Journal - Two bills that were advanced by the Texas Legislature this week attempt to protect the state’s oil and gas industry from efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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How CalSTRS’ CEO achieved funded status   
May 06, 2021
Source: top1000funds.com - The legacy of Jack Ehnes, chief executive of CalSTRS for nearly 20 years, is the embedded long-term view in the culture of the organisation which impacts everything from investments to benefit planning strategy.
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Pandemic Didn't Make Pension Funds Skittish About CRE Investing   
May 06, 2021
Source: Bisnow - Between 2019 and 2020, a number of major U.S. pension funds reported increasing their target allocations to real estate by more than 100 basis points, including the Kansas Public
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PD Editorial: Say no to secrecy at CalPERS   
May 06, 2021
Source: Santa Rosa Press Democrat - California’s massive public employee pension system has a chronic problem: There isn’t enough money to cover its obligations. That’s no secret. The pension system’s handling of its $440 billion investment...
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These were the top Q1 deals in the Bronx   
May 06, 2021
Source: The Real Deal - This deal was also part of a portfolio sale from the Related Companies and the New York City pension funds to Taconic Investment Partners. The deal includes 12 rental buildings throughout the ...
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The 5 states where residents have the most money saved for retirement   
May 06, 2021
Source: CNBC on MSN.com - Across the country, people are saving more money for their financial futures. But certain regions outrank others when it comes to who has the most.
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Erin Wolfe starts as Delaware's new watershed, sustainability coordinator   
May 06, 2021
Source: ThisWeek Community News - Delaware city and the state of Ohio are committed to keeping the Olentangy River free of pollution, and the city's new watershed and sustainability coordinator said every resident could aid that effort.
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Centennial Capital Partners   
May 06, 2021
Source: FOX31 Denver - Kurt Cambier, the economics contributor on KHOW Radio talks about having control over your long-term finances and achieving your life goals before and after retirement with a solid financial plan.
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Exclusive: KKR raises $18.5 billion for flagship North America buyout fund – sources   
May 06, 2021
Source: Metro US - had returned 1.42 times and 2.08 times of their investors’ money, respectively, as of September, according to the website of the Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, one of KKR’s investors.
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Report on local government efficiency headed to state leadership   
May 06, 2021
Source: Florida Politics - The Legislature’s task force on local government efficiency has effectively finalized its recommendations to streamline government processes. The Local Government Efficiency Task Force, established by the Legislature last...
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