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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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All Alternatives articles – Page 68   
May 06, 2021
Source: IPE - EUROPE – Smaller pension funds may need to be more active in their handling of real estate assets than larger pension funds, suggests evidence presented at the recent IPE Real Estate Forum. UNITED STATES - City and County...
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SD Rules Review Committee To Meet   
May 05, 2021
Source: Yankton Press & Dakotan - The Interim Rules Review Committee will meet Monday, May 10, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. (CT) via electronic conference and in Room 414 of the State Capitol in Pierre.
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Iowa Republicans are attacking public education   
May 05, 2021
Source: The Gazette - Gov. Kim Reynolds in April 2021 inside the State Capitol rotunda, in Des Moines, Iowa. (Kelsey Kremer /The Des Moines
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Other View: Pending bill opens door to pension corruption at CalPERS   
May 05, 2021
Source: Appeal-democrat.com - Assembly Bill 386 sailed through the Assembly Judiciary Committee last week on a unanimous vote with virtually no discussion about its provisions.
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Two cabinet secretaries tour Electric Boat to promote Biden jobs plan   
May 05, 2021
Source: The Connecticut Mirror - Two cabinet secretaries toured the Electric Boat submarine shipyard to promote elements of Joe Biden’s jobs plan.
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Two cabinet secretaries join Gov. Lamont to tour Electric Boat to promote Biden jobs plan   
May 05, 2021
Source: Hartford Courant - Two cabinet secretaries with New England roots toured the General Dynamics Electric Boat submarine shipyard that anchors the economy of southeastern Connecticut on Tuesday, promoting elements of President Joe Biden’s jobs...
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Correction: Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System   
May 05, 2021
Source: Pensions&Investments - Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System agreed to commit $50 million to Providence Strategic Growth V. Incorrect information appeared in the April 29 edition of P&I Daily. Get access to the news,
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Stock Markets Fall, Tech Sells Off   
May 05, 2021
Source: U.S. News & World Report - "(Big tech earnings) reports were better than expected. The concern is more than the most recent earnings, it’s what’s going to happen in July and August and September. Is the stimulus by then going to be exhausted'
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Mass PRIM Sets Up an Emerging Manager Program With Diversity Goal   
May 05, 2021
Source: Wall Street Journal - Massachusetts’s largest state pension manager is creating a program to increase engagement with diverse emerging managers while stepping up reporting requirements on diversity and inclusion for current investment managers.
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OneDigital acquires $1 billion retirement plan adviser   
May 05, 2021
Source: InvestmentNews - OneDigital Investment Advisors, the RIA unit of OneDigital, acquired Future Benefits, a retirement plan adviser and RIA managing $1 billion.
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Mariner Research’s 88% Downside Target On PyroGenesis Canada   
May 05, 2021
Source: ValueWalk - Mariner Research placed an 88% downside target on PyroGenesis Canada Inc (NASDAQ:PYR) (TSE:PYR), claiming the environmental solutions
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Texas Legislature advances bills to shield oil and gas from climate initiatives   
May 05, 2021
Source: Denton Record-Chronicle - 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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Walters: Pending bill opens door to CalPERS corruption   
May 05, 2021
Source: Mercury News - Potentially it opens the door to insider dealing and corruption in an agency that’s already experienced too many scandals, including a huge one that sent CalPERS’ top administrator to prison for accepting bribes.
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Rep. Jeremy Faison’s Capitol Report   
May 04, 2021
Source: The Lebanon Democrat - The General Assembly approves $42.6 billion budget
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Peace reigns between House, Senate as joint rules panel acts on deferred appointments   
May 04, 2021
Source: Richmond - Amigo Wade has been leading the General Assembly's critical legislative services division for 16 months, but the legislature is finally getting around to making him the agency's full-time director.
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Exclusive: KKR Raises $18.5 Billion for Flagship North America Buyout Fund - Sources   
May 04, 2021
Source: U.S. News & World Report - KKR & Co Inc has amassed about $18.5 billion for its latest flagship North America private equity fund, raising its biggest-ever fund in less than five months, people familiar with the matter said on Monday.
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Florida pension fund allocates capital to CBRE Japan co-investment fund   
May 04, 2021
Source: dealstreetasia - CBRE Global Investors announced in March that it had raised $265 million for the Japan logistics co-investment fund.
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Texas House gives early approval to bill that would punish Wall Street for fossil fuel disinvestments   
May 04, 2021
Source: Temple Daily Telegram - The Texas House on Monday gave preliminary approval to a bill that would direct state investment funds to divest from companies that cut ties with fossil fuel companies.
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Bain Capital raises $11.8 bn for new flagship fund   
May 03, 2021
Source: Opalesque - US multistrategy investment manager Bain Capital LP said it has raised $11.8 billion from outside investors and employees for its latest flagship North America buyout fund. Bain amassed $10 billion from outside investors for its...
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CalMatters Commentary: Pending bill opens door to CalPERS corruption   
May 03, 2021
Source: USA Today on MSN.com - One might think that members of the two Assembly committees that rubber-stamped AB 386 would have at least discussed those scandals and the potential downside.
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Saving milestones to work toward when planning retirement   
May 03, 2021
Source: WTNH - The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed some people to retire much sooner than planned, meaning their savings might not go as far as they hoped.
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Walters: CalPERS doesn’t need a secret loan window   
May 03, 2021
Source: Santa Rosa Press Democrat - AB 386 would allow the financially shaky California Public Employees Retirement System to semi-secretly lend out untold billions of dollars.
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Is a N.Y. pension eligible for the pension exclusion'   
May 03, 2021
Source: NJ.com on MSN.com - Q. Our total income is less than $100,000 but when I did our tax return, it doesn’t seem the state is allowing me to take the pension exclusion. Is a New York City pension included in the exemption' We file jointly and are...
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Maine Voices: Retirement system should divest fossil fuel stocks   
May 03, 2021
Source: Portland Press Herald - The Maine Public Employee Retirement System should sell all $1.3 billion of their investments in the fossil fuel industry. These investments are bad for the PERS members who will now receive less in their retirement,
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Latest gubernatorial appointments   
May 02, 2021
Source: Richmond - Anne Axton Burnett of Henrico, director of economic outreach, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond; Jennifer H. Burnett of South Boston, attorney, Clement Wheatley; Mark J. Buss of Manakin-Sabot ...
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Prince’s Estate Has Valuable Estate Planning Lessons For Us   
May 02, 2021
Source: Forbes - Prince’s estate and the legal actions following his death deliver important estate planning lessons to most of the rest of us. Prince Rogers Nelson, the entertainer known generally as Prince ...
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Congress Isn’t Finished Coming After Your Retirement Money And Estate   
May 02, 2021
Source: Forbes - The Biden administration and Congress plan to spend a lot more money in 2021 and beyond. They’re also planning to raise taxes to pay for a lot of that spending and also to refashion the economy ...
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Gatos Silver, Inc. (NYSE:GATO) Received A 73.94% Gain In 6 Months – Here’s What To Expect   
May 02, 2021
Source: marketingsentinel - During the last session, Gatos Silver, Inc. (NYSE:GATO)’s traded shares were 832,146, with the beta value of the company hitting 0. At the end of the trading day, the stock’s price was $11.48, reflecting an intraday...
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Roads to Recovery: How the pandemic is accelerating workforce training   
May 02, 2021
Source: PBS - For decades, manufacturers in the U.S. have warned of a massive skills gap: There just aren't enough new skilled workers to make up for older ones who are retiring. In this installment of our series,
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Louisiana State Employees puts $200 million with private equity   
May 01, 2021
Source: Pensions&Investments - Louisiana State Employees' Retirement System, Baton Rouge, made two new private equity commitments totaling $200 million. The $13.1 billion pension fund committed $100 million each to growth equity fund Insight Venture Partners...
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CCFD not greatly affected by depleting statewide fire pension plan   
May 01, 2021
Source: Gillette News Record - A statewide pension plan for firefighters is projected to run out by 2026, but the Campbell County Fire Department won’t be affected as much as other departments around the state.
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Brookfield targets $17bn for its largest-ever global real estate fund [corrected]   
May 01, 2021
Source: IPE - Brookfield Asset Management is hoping to raise $17bn (€14.1bn) for what would be its largest-ever global opportunistic real estate fund, according to sources. The capital-raising target for Brookfield Strategic Real Estate...
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PERS actuary recommends lowering expected rate of investment return   
May 01, 2021
Source: Northside Sun - A report by the state’s defined benefit pension fund’s actuary recommends that the expected rate of return on investments be decreased. The Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi says the...
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Fitch Rates Golder Ranch Fire District AZ's Series 2021 Taxable COPs 'AA'; IDR 'AA+'; Outlook Stable   
May 01, 2021
Source: Fitch Ratings - Fitch Ratings has assigned a 'AA' rating to Golder Ranch Fire District, Arizona's (the district) $27.98 million cert
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Ep. 45: Debate: Using Pell Grants for Very Short-Term Programs   
May 01, 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 of The Key examines the growing pressures on colleges to...
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After 30 years, Teddy Floyd, a central figure in IRCSO community policing efforts, retires ... for a while   
May 01, 2021
Source: Treasure Coast Newspapers - Theodore "Teddy" Floyd, 57, said he's considering the next year a time to 'sit out,' get healthy and then he wants to get back to work at the IRCSO
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Bain Capital Raises $11.8 Billion for New Buyout Fund   
May 01, 2021
Source: Wall Street Journal - The investment manager has raised $11.8 billion for its latest flagship buyout fund, surpassing its target and notching significant participation by people affiliated with the firm.
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CalSTRS CEO looks back on 20 years of triumphs and challenges   
May 01, 2021
Source: Pensions&Investments - Jack Ehnes said he thrives on challenges, and during his close to 20 years at the helm of the nation's second-largest public pension plan, there have been some doozies. During Mr. Ehnes' tenure as CEO,
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Face of Defense: Machinist's Mate Moonlights as Mural Maker   
May 01, 2021
Source: US Department of Defense - Groton, Connecticut is home to Naval Submarine Base New London; 22 submarines; and the USS Nautilus, the world
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Long-Term Care: Get The Facts   
May 01, 2021
Source: Patch - Your diversified portfolio…Your retirement nest egg...You've thought of everything – except for how to protect these assets should you need long-term care. It's a fact: Just one year in a Connecticut nursing home can...
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Opinion: Berkeley urges CalPERS to divest from industrial animal protein, factory farming companies   
May 01, 2021
Source: Berkeleyside - CalPERS invests nearly $679 million in greenhouse-gas-spewing factory farms, which goes against Berkeley's environmental goals.
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Letters: Democrats place unmerited faith in Biden   
May 01, 2021
Source: Palm Beach Post - The Florida Public Pension Trustees Association would like to commend the Palm Beach Post for its editorial on Sunday opposing Senate Bill 84, which would close the Florida Retirement System to ...
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Rep. Watson: Capitol Hill Review   
April 30, 2021
Source: Chattanoogan.com - State Treasurer David Lillard this week outlined his proposal to reform the state’s pension plan, the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System, to ensure future generations will receive the ...
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Buffett Fights With Investors, With His Reputation at Risk   
April 30, 2021
Source: New York Times - But another aspect of the discussion may show that Warren Buffett is increasingly out of step with the times, DealBook’s Michael de la Merced reports. Investors are pressing Berkshire to disclose more about climate change...
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Brookfield targets $18bn for its largest-ever global real estate fund   
April 30, 2021
Source: IPE - Brookfield Asset Management is hoping to raise $18bn (€14.9bn) for what would be its largest-ever global opportunistic real estate fund, according to sources. The capital-raising target for Brookfield Strategic Real Estate...
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Ares closes latest European direct lending fund at $13.2 billion   
April 30, 2021
Source: Pensions&Investments - Ares Management Corp. closed its latest European direct lending fund at €11 billion ($13.2 billion), exceeding its target and reaching its hard-cap. Ares Capital Europe V is the largest European direct lending fund raised to...
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Goldman, Citi stave off investor calls for racial audits   
April 30, 2021
Source: Crain's New York - Initial calls for racial audits at Wall Street banks and other corporations were rejected by shareholders, but support was high enough that companies are likely to face increased pressure to agree to future reviews.
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John Damschroder: Ohio Corruption Intersects   
April 30, 2021
Source: The News-Messenger (Fremont) on MSN.com - Ohio corruption has crossed state lines. Thanks to excellent reporting by the Energy and Policy Institute on the FirstEnergy annual filing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, we learn utility customers in...
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ExxonMobil’s Investor Magical Mystery Tour (Waiting To Take You Away!)   
April 30, 2021
Source: Forbes - By ignoring the economic realities of climate change, ExxonMobil has been on a path of value destruction for 10 years. This problem can be solved. Shareholders need to vote for all four in a slate of highly qualified board...
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UPDATE 3-CalPERS to back activist's four director nominees in Exxon board fight   
April 30, 2021
Source: Reuters - BOSTON, April 26 (Reuters) - The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) said on Monday it plans to vote for Engine No. 1’s four director nominees to Exxon Mobil Corp’s ...
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