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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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In Opposing Climate and Diversity Proposals, Buffett Risks Looking Out of Step   
April 30, 2021
Source: New York Times - Berkshire Hathaway’s shareholders are expected to follow the chairman’s lead and reject demands for more disclosures.
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CalPERS to back Engine No. 1 board nominees in Exxon fight   
April 30, 2021
Source: Seeking Alpha - The California Public Employees Retirement System says it plans to vote for Engine No. 1's four director nominees to Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM). "CalPERS is supporting additional board refreshment due to the long-term financial...
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PennSERS pledges $50 million, announces allocation and personnel changes   
April 30, 2021
Source: Pensions&Investments - Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System, Harrisburg, agreed to commit $50 million to Providence Strategic Growth V, a private equity growth fund managed by Providence Equity Partners that targets software and tech-enabled...
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Kiley Neushul's Retirement Leaves Hole on US Water Polo Team   
April 30, 2021
Source: NBC Connecticut - When the Tokyo Olympics was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. women’s water polo star Kiley Neushul decided to retire from the national team.
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Bid to toughen Louisiana teacher retirement rules shelved likely until next year   
April 29, 2021
Source: Houma Courier on MSN.com - Amid heavy opposition, the sponsor of a bill that would toughen retirement rules for future teachers and state employees set aside his proposal Tuesday, which may end any chances for approval this yea
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Tennessee Treasury appoints deputy CIO   
April 29, 2021
Source: Pensions&Investments - Thomas Kim was named deputy chief investment officer of the Tennessee Department of Treasury, said Shelli King, spokeswoman for Tennessee state Treasurer David H. Lillard Jr. Mr. Kim replaces Derrick C.
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Fitch Assigns Maricopa County Special HC Dist (AZ) GOs at 'AA-'; Outlook Stable   
April 29, 2021
Source: Fitch Ratings - Fitch Ratings has assigned the 'AA-' rating on approximately $250 million tax-exempt series 2021D unlimited tax general obligation (GO) bonds issued by Maricopa County Special Health Care District (previously dba Maricopa...
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CalPERS tilts deck toward ExxonMobil proxy activist; plus Tesla's China problems   
April 29, 2021
Source: 24/7 Wall St - Proxy season’s biggest climate moment occurred this week after the largest pension fund in the U.S. declared it would vote its 10% stake in ExxonMobil (XOM) for an activist hedge fund’s campaign to replace four...
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‘No-strike’ clause becomes election issue for SEIU Local 1000 amid pay cut frustration   
April 29, 2021
Source: Sacramento Bee on MSN.com - Two candidates running for president of SEIU Local 1000 are promoting a long-shot contract change that would give workers more flexibility to strike but would likely carry big implications for other employment protections.
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‘A new American birthright’: Baby Bonds bill sees support from Elicker, state officials   
April 29, 2021
Source: Yale Daily News - Introduced by the state treasurer, the legislation would set up $5,000 savings accounts for Connecticut children enrolled in HUSKY that unfreeze when they turn 18.
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ExxonMobil Seeking to Quell Investor Unrest in Updated Strategy   
April 29, 2021
Source: Natural Gas Intel - ExxonMobil, dogged by investors seeking to tip the board and strategy in its favor, on Tuesday laid out a detailed plan that it promised would fuel growth
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The intensifying battle for Exxon's future   
April 29, 2021
Source: Yahoo - Axios VisualsA very public battle is raging over how ExxonMobil should face questions about long-term oil demand and prepare for a carbon-constrained world.Driving the news: Investment group Engine No.
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CHANGE OF PLANS: Why retirement plan was cause for debate   
April 28, 2021
Source: The News Courier - At the heart of the issue during Monday's meeting of the City Council was the Retirement Systems of Alabama giving municipalities the option to restructure employees on the Tier II
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Paralyzed Woman Fighting CalPERS For Life-Sustaining Medical Care   
April 28, 2021
Source: YAHOO!News - A Davis woman paralyzed from the neck down is now in another fight for her life. Now she's forced to fight CalPERS for medical care that her survival depends on.
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Bid to toughen retirement rules for teachers fizzles, 'Let's put it to bed'   
April 28, 2021
Source: The Advocate - Amid heavy opposition, the sponsor of a bill that would toughen retirement rules for future teachers and state employees set aside his proposal Tuesday, which may end any chances for
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Paralyzed Davis Woman In Battle With Pension Giant CalPERS for Medical Care   
April 28, 2021
Source: CBS Local - Sara Granda is an attorney herself - and ironically works for California’s Department of Health Care Services.
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What’s in the budget' Vote on Florida’s budget plan expected on last day of legislative session   
April 28, 2021
Source: WFLA - Senate Bill 2500, a budget plan for the upcoming fiscal year in Florida, has been finalized. The General Appropriations Act will see a vote on the final day of the 2021
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John Damschroder: Ohio corruption spreads across state lines   
April 28, 2021
Source: The News-Messenger on MSN.com - FERC filing shows utility customers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and West Virginia helped pay Ohio bailout bribes.
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Climate Activists Say BlackRock Just Failed a Key Test   
April 28, 2021
Source: Institutional Investor - The asset management giant voted in favor of Wells Fargo’s existing chairman, who activists criticized for not doing enough to fight global warming.
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Governor approves budget -- with some line-item vetoes involved   
April 27, 2021
Source: KVOE - Kansas Governor Laura Kelly has signed the state budget, but not before adding some red ink to the document. The governor used her line-item veto authority on 18 different provisions, saying they have either already been...
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North Dakota acts to support military and first responder families   
April 27, 2021
Source: Williston Herlad - In a Capitol ceremony last week, Gov. Doug Burgum signed into law HB 1435, which ensures the families of first responders who die in the line of duty will have
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North Dakota Bill Covers Health Insurance for Families in Line of Duty Deaths   
April 27, 2021
Source: Firefighter Nation - Doug Burgum’s House Bill 1435, emergency responders and their families can feel a little more at ease if they die in the line of duty, because North Dakota will cover the cost of health insurance for surviving spouses and...
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ND Bill Gives Support to Fallen First Responders' Families   
April 27, 2021
Source: Firehouse - Dickinson's fire chief says the newly signed legislation gives peace of mind to firefighters that if they "pay the ultimate sacrifice," their families will have medical care.
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Gov. Kelly signs state budget for 2021 and 2022   
April 27, 2021
Source: Topeka WIBW-TV on MSN.com - Gov. Laura Kelly has signed the state budget for the fiscal years of 2021 and 2022. Gov. Kelly signed the bill and sent it back with a list of vetoed provisions. She gave the following message expressing gratitude for the quick...
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CalPERS to Back Activist's Four Director Nominees in Exxon Board Fight   
April 27, 2021
Source: U.S. News & World Report - 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 board, becoming the second large pension fund after New York to throw...
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Some Connecticut Residents To See 2-Year Break On Health Insurance Premiums   
April 27, 2021
Source: NBC Connecticut on MSN.com - More than 100,000 people in Connecticut will soon be paying a lot less for health insurance. The state will receive $85 million dollars from the American Rescue Plan to help lower monthly premiums.  “My family...
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The year ahead at CalPERS: Marcie Frost on the ALM study and hiring a new CIO   
April 27, 2021
Source: top1000funds.com - The CEO of CalPERS Marcie Frost has a big year ahead. Not only is the fund still searching for a CIO, but it will also conduct its four-yearly asset liability study this year. In this Fiduciary Investors Series episode,
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Hedge Funds Sue Ga. Flooring Co. Over Stock 'Machinations'   
April 27, 2021
Source: Law360 - A group of hedge funds hit flooring company Mohawk Industries Inc. with a series of lawsuits in Georgia state court alleging that company executives hid production problems and manipulated profit margins to inflate stock prices.
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Fitch Rates Lewisville, TX's 2020 GO bonds and Certificates 'AAA'; Outlook Stable   
April 27, 2021
Source: Fitch Ratings - Fitch Ratings has assigned a 'AAA' rating to the following City of Lewisville, Texas obligations:--$11,600,000 gener
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Don't punish retirees in state system   
April 27, 2021
Source: Gainesville on MSN.com - Editorial: Proposed legislation changing the Florida Retirement System is misguided, at best, unnecessarily punishing, at worst.
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Oregon PERF replaces exiting LP in AEW Core Property Trust   
April 27, 2021
Source: IPE - Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (PERF) has become an investor in the AEW Core Property Trust following the acquisition of $110m (€91.5m) worth of shares from an unnamed exiting limited partner (LP).
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Fitch Rates Hillsborough County FL's $165MM Ser 2021 NAV Rev Bonds 'AA+'; Outlook Stable   
April 27, 2021
Source: Fitch Ratings - Fitch Ratings has assigned a 'AA+' rating to the following Hillsborough County, FL non-ad valorem (NAV) revenue bo
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Ohio PERS plans to increase apartment, industrial exposure   
April 27, 2021
Source: IPE - Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) intends to increase its exposure to apartment and industrial real estate assets in 2021 and plans to reduce its core real estate holdings in favour of non-core assets.
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CalPERS CEO on the ALM challenge   
April 27, 2021
Source: top1000funds.com - The CEO of CalPERS Marcie Frost has a big year ahead. Not only is the fund still searching for a CIO, but it will also conduct its four-yearly asset liability study this year. Frost speaks to Amanda White about the challenges of...
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Bid to toughen teacher retirement rules sparks controversy, 'Makes necessary reforms'   
April 26, 2021
Source: The Advocate - A longshot bid to raise the age for teachers and others to qualify for full retirement benefits from 62 years to 67 has sparked intense opposition from teachers, superintendents and
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SENATOR PEACOCK RELEASES RESPONSE FOR CLARIFICATION OF SENATE BILL 22, RETIREMENT REFORM BILL TO STRENGTHEN RETIREMENT SYSTEMS FOR NEW HIRES ONLY   
April 25, 2021
Source: Bossier Press-Tribune - Senator Barrow Peacock has introduced Senate Bill 22 to strengthen Louisiana’s retirement systems. “Senate Bill 22 has attracted a lot of attention and concerns from the current stakeholders of active employees and...
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Citrus County School Board members react to state proposal seeking term limits   
April 25, 2021
Source: Citrus County Chronicle Online - Florida voters could decide next year how long their county school board members stay in office. A proposed constitutional amendment seeking to limit board member terms to eight years has been making its way through the state...
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Editorial: Don't further punish Florida state, local government retirees   
April 25, 2021
Source: Palm Beach Post on MSN.com - Editorial: Proposed legislation changing the Florida Retirement System is misguided, at best, unnecessarily punishing, at worst.
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KPERS school members to vote for new board trustee   
April 25, 2021
Source: Topeka WIBW-TV on MSN.com - School members of the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System will vote for a new board trustee. © Provided by Topeka WIBW-TV WIBW . The Kansas Public Emp
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Retirement Planning Market is Gaining Momentum by key players BBVA, USAA, Wells Fargo, Acorns   
April 25, 2021
Source: openpr.com - A new business intelligence report released by HTF MI with title "Retirement Planning - Thematic Research" is designed covering micro level of analysis by manufacturers and key business segments.
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U.S. World Bridge Champions Won't Be Punished for Anti-Bush Sign   
April 25, 2021
Source: The Brad Blog - Ms. Greenberg, winner of six world championships, said she wanted to talk to her lawyer, Norman Siegel, the former director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, before accepting the agreement. "A stipulation of this agreement...
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Episode 265: BlackRock speaks, CalPERS advocates   
April 25, 2021
Source: GreenBiz - Music in this episode by Lee Rosevere: "Here's the Thing," "I'm Going for a Coffee," "Curiosity," "Under Suspicion" and "Arcade Montage" To make sure you don't miss the newest episode of GreenBiz 350,
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Very few coronavirus vaccine doses are going to waste in Ohio: Capitol Letter   
April 24, 2021
Source: MSN - 2. Patton’s investments include a retirement fund through the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System, a pension plan through American Funds, insurance through Columbus Life, Wilco Life ...
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Where Retirees Can Buy a Home Overseas for Under $100,000   
April 24, 2021
Source: U.S. News & World Report - Buying a home overseas can be the beginning of a retirement adventure, even for those with a modest retirement budget. You don't need to be a millionaire to be able to own a home in another country.
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Oregon earmarks $960 million for 5 alts funds   
April 24, 2021
Source: Pensions&Investments - The council, which oversees the $83.4 billion Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Tigard, committed $350 million to KKR North America Fund XII managed by KKR & Co. The council also committed $100 million to Blue Torch...
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CalSTRS CIO Ailman: Tax Hikes Will 'Weigh Heavy' on Markets   
April 24, 2021
Source: MSN - Apr.23 -- Christopher Ailman, chief investment officer of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS), says taxes will have to be raised at some point and it will "weigh very heavy" on markets. He speaks on...
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Connecticut Money: Stay on track when planning for your retirement   
April 24, 2021
Source: New Haven Register - The bottom line: Follow a comprehensive, long-term financial plan that places retirement planning within a larger context ... Financial Planner professional and founding Principal of Connecticut Capital Management Group, LLC, 2 ...
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Infinity Q Capital to liquidate hedge fund due to mispricing   
April 23, 2021
Source: Pensions&Investments - The $34.5 billion Texas Municipal Retirement System, Austin, invested $125 million in the Infinity Q volatility hedge fund in 2019. Michelle Mellon-Werch, the system's spokeswoman, declined to comment about the investment. The...
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Asia Alternatives raises $63m for China-focused sidecar growth fund   
April 23, 2021
Source: dealstreetasia - Private equity fund-of-funds Asia Alternatives has raised $63.1m for what looks to be a sidecar vehicle to a China-focused growth fund.
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Bond Giant Pimco Attempts to Change Its Culture   
April 23, 2021
Source: Wall Street Journal - The long-held presumption that working in finance is less a job than an endurance test for a select few has made it difficult to root out some inequities.
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