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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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City approves easing mobile home rules   
April 23, 2021
Source: YAHOO!News - The Crossville City Council took the first step toward changing its mobile home ordinances during its April meeting. Mayor James Mayberry said he had spoken with one potential developer interested in taking on an existing mobile...
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Investors Pressure Corporate America With Record Diversity Push   
April 23, 2021
Source: BloombergQuint - Shareholders are making their biggest push yet into getting corporate America to look more like America. A record 30 resolutions focusing on diversity, equity and inclusion will be on the ballots at upcoming annual company...
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Experts: Florida's massive pension plan running dry   
April 23, 2021
Source: WESH on MSN.com - The future of Florida's massive pension system for state and local government workers is now on the line. The Florida Senate passed a measure that would strip pensions for new hires beginning next year.
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Buck’s Ledge, 2nd amendment on Woodstock town meeting warrant   
April 23, 2021
Source: Sun Journal - Woodstock’s annual town meeting April 26 will feature votes on purchasing Buck’s Ledge, adopting a medical marijuana retail ordinance, making Woodstock a second amendment sanctuary town and replacing the Bacon Bridge.
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Fitch Affirms Broward County School District, FL's IDR at 'AA-'; Outlook Revised to Stable   
April 23, 2021
Source: Fitch Ratings - Fitch has affirmed the following ratings of the Broward County School District (the district):--Issuer Default Rat
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62 Years And Older CT Homeowners Can Get Tax-Free Cash   
April 22, 2021
Source: Patch - Check out the latest business promotion from one of your neighbors. (The views expressed in this post are the author’s own.)
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Alcohol delivery bill heads to Iowa governor   
April 22, 2021
Source: The Gazette - Legislation changing Iowa law to allow third-party delivery of alcohol products is on its way to Gov. Kim Reynolds’ desk. Members of the Iowa Senate voted 39-7 Wednesday to approve House File 766, which will allow...
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Burgum signs HB 1435, covering cost of health insurance for families of emergency responders who die in the line of duty   
April 22, 2021
Source: Devils Lake Daily Journal on MSN.com - Burgum signs HB 1435, covering cost of health insurance for families of emergency responders who die in the line of duty
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Iowa Public Employees seeks investment consultant   
April 22, 2021
Source: Pensions&Investments - Iowa Public Employees' Retirement System, Des Moines, issued an RFP seeking investment consulting services. The search is being conducted to comply with state law requiring that service contracts must be put up for bid every six...
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Small Business Success: From inspiration to cash in the time of COVID   
April 22, 2021
Source: The Day - Make a difference to the elderly at a hinge point in their lives. Found, own, and run a business, fulfilling a dream. Create jobs.Those were Jennifer
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CalPERS raises incentive pay for vacant chief investment officer job   
April 22, 2021
Source: The Business Journals - The next chief investment officer of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System will have the potential to earn much higher pay with a new long-term incentive plan. The top investment spot at the $447 billion...
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Connecticut Retirement puts $200m into US REITs   
April 22, 2021
Source: IPE - Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds (CRPTF) has approved a $200m (€166.3m) commitment into listed real estate investment trusts (REIT). The pension fund said in a meeting document that all the capital will be...
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Hartford HealthCare Senior Services May 2021 events   
April 22, 2021
Source: Record-Journal - Open House at The Orchards at Southington set for May 1. The Orchards at Southington, a beautiful independent and assisted living community located at 34 Hobart St., is hosting an
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Leaving LA, arriving Austin: homebuyers quit the metropolis for smaller cities   
April 21, 2021
Source: The Financial Times - The pandemic and the rise of remote work have accelerated the decades-long trend of US residents migrating from larger, more expensive, often colder cities to cheaper and warmer locales. Online property brokerage Redfin found...
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Port: Bastiat lawmaker gets in on photo-op for the signing of a bill she voted against   
April 21, 2021
Source: Grand Forks Herald - Voting no on something like this isn't unusual or even, depending on your point of view, particularly worthy of criticism. But showing up to a high-profile photo-op for the signing of a bill you voted against'
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N.D. Gov. Burgum Signs H.B. 1435, Covering Cost of Health Insurance for Family of Fallen Emergency Responders   
April 21, 2021
Source: Insurancenewsnet.com - Doug Burgum, R- North Dakota, issued the following news on April 19, 2021:. Doug Burgum today signed House Bill 1435, which will cover the cost of health insurance for surviving spouses and dependents of emergency responders who...
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State firefighter pension plan faces depletion in five years   
April 21, 2021
Source: Wyoming News - A Wyoming Retirement System plan currently serving 273 retirees and their beneficiaries, including 25 from Sheridan, will likely be exhausted sometime in 2026, according to the Wyoming Retirement
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CalPERS Sues Former Employee Over Stolen Pension Money   
April 21, 2021
Source: Institutional Investor - The alleged victims of the $685,000 theft include a homeless retiree and several who are under legal conservatorship.
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California Senate Committee approves bill allowing divestment from Turkey   
April 21, 2021
Source: Public Radio of Armenia - Senate Bill 457, a measure introduced by Senator Anthony J. Portantino and Senator Scott Wilk, passed the Senate Labor, Public Employment and Retirement Committee on Tuesday. SB 457 requires the Public Employees’ Retirement...
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Nationwide Investor Destinations Moderately Conservative Fund   
April 21, 2021
Source: Dividend.com - The fund is a "fund of funds" that invests primarily in affiliated mutual funds representing a variety of asset classes. It also invests in certain underlying funds that are not index funds. The fund aims to provide...
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Star Songwriter Ali Tamposi Sells Catalog to New Female-Focused Music Fund   
April 21, 2021
Source: Rolling Stone - The songwriter, who’s penned hits for Camila Cabello, Beyoncé, and Kelly Clarkson, has struck a deal with Influence Media, which raised $100 million to acquire female musicians’
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Is Gatos Silver, Inc. (NYSE:GATO) Stock Ready for a Higher Run in its Share Price'   
April 21, 2021
Source: marketingsentinel - In the last trading session, 1,159,123 Gatos Silver, Inc. (NYSE:GATO) shares changed hands as the company’s beta touched 0. With the company’s per share price at $9.32 changed hands at -$1.01 or -0.1% during last...
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Lamont Administration Cuts Jobs   
April 21, 2021
Source: CT News Junkie - Ned Lamont and his chief operating officer, Josh Geballe, offered the informformation at a Tuesday update on Lamont’s efforts to streamline previously-siloed HR and labor relations functions. It is one of the...
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Connecticut aims to save $10 million a year by filling fewer jobs and improving technology in human resources   
April 21, 2021
Source: Hartford Courant on MSN.com - Connecticut aims to save $10 million a year by filling fewer jobs in human resources and improving technology.
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New York State Common slates $400 million for renewable energy   
April 21, 2021
Source: Pensions&Investments - New York State Common Retirement Fund, Albany, made two commitments totaling $400 million to sustainable investing funds, said Thomas P. DiNapoli, the state comptroller and sole trustee of the $247.7 billion pension fund,
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CalPERS board votes to add long-term comp for CIO post   
April 21, 2021
Source: Pensions&Investments - CalPERS board voted Tuesday to add a long-term incentive plan to the compensation package for its chief investment officer position, starting with the 2022 fiscal year, as it prepares to restart its recruitment process in June.
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$1.2M marketing campaign part of plan to jump-start CT’s tourism industry   
April 21, 2021
Source: Hartford Business - Connecticut tourism booster Randy Fiveash said he sees a strong rebound for the industry in the months ahead, and he’s got some data to back it up.
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California Pension to Sweeten Compensation for Next CIO   
April 21, 2021
Source: Wall Street Journal - With its CIO post still empty, Calpers says the next occupant could earn as much as $2.8 million total, thanks to new long-term incentive pay that could add $1.1 million to the CIO base salary and bonus.
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CalPERS expects criminal charges against ex-employee accused of defrauding retirees   
April 21, 2021
Source: Sacramento Bee on MSN.com - CalPERS attorneys expect criminal charges to be filed against a former employee accused of defrauding retirees, the retirement system’s lead attorney said Tuesday. The retirement system accused Gloria Najera,
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U.S. likely to join Europe in mandating climate risk disclosure – John Kerry   
April 21, 2021
Source: Pensions&Investments - The Biden Administration is "probably going to join with Europe on mandating disclosure" of climate risk, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry said Tuesday. Speaking at a virtual event hosted by Ceres in the...
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North Dakota governor signs bill giving health insurance to families of fallen first responders   
April 20, 2021
Source: INFORUM - "House Bill 1435 ensures families of these fallen officers and firefighters who made this ultimate sacrifice will have their health care covered by the state of North Dakota," the governor said.
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State firefighter pension plan facing depletion within five years   
April 20, 2021
Source: The Sheridan Press - A fix is still possible, according to the city of Sheridan’s Human Resources Manager Heather Doke, but it will require the state and contributing cities and counties to provide millions
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Catching up with Walter and Kevin Discepolo ’09   
April 20, 2021
Source: Yale Daily News - Walter, the Olde English Bulldogge known to many as Handsome Dan XVIII, has been settling into a new chapter of his life: retirement. Kingman — […]
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Arizona taps BNY Mellon as custodian   
April 20, 2021
Source: Pensions&Investments - Arizona State Retirement System, Phoenix, hired Bank of New York Mellon as its new custodian. The $48 billion pension fund issued an RFP in October for multiple custodian and investment services, which included custody bank...
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After voting to support strike, Tampa union and Frontier agree to extend labor negotiations   
April 20, 2021
Source: Creative Loafing Tampa - According to local workers, this is exactly what they’re looking to see, materially, from the telecommunications giant.
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Whitehorse Liquidity Partners receives commitment from VRS   
April 20, 2021
Source: secondariesinvestor - Richmond, US AUM: $92.1 billion Allocation to alternatives: 25.3% Virginia Retirement System confirmed a $400 million commitment to Whitehorse Liquidity Partners IV at its April 2021 investment advisory committee meeting,
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Exclusive-New York's Infinity Q winds down hedge fund as valuation issues spread   
April 20, 2021
Source: YAHOO!News - New York investment firm Infinity Q Capital Management LLC is liquidating its hedge fund as the fallout from a U.S. regulatory probe into its valuation practices spreads, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.
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SIGN UP NOW: Financial leaders discuss the future of sustainability financing and investing   
April 20, 2021
Source: Business Insider Australia - Leaders share how they're investing in sustainability and growing their toolbox of green and sustainability bonds, and public-private collaborations.
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Real Assets Consultant   
April 20, 2021
Source: Pensions&Investments - Real Assets Consultant. The Comptroller of the State of New York, as Trustee of the New York State Common Retirement Fund (CRF), seeks proposals
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Free And Extended COBRA Coverage Under The American Rescue Plan Act Of 2021: Update   
April 20, 2021
Source: The National Law Review - This is a new concept under the COBRA law, and there are many be many questions about this “voluntary” standard. This point is not explicitly addressed by the DOL’s FAQs. For example ...
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BG city reorganization proposed, along with mayor, council raises   
April 20, 2021
Source: Sentinel-Tribune - Bowling Green Council on Monday introduced a series of ordinances aimed at reorganizing the city’s departmental structure, and which would raise the salaries for council and the mayor.
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CIP raises €7bn for global renewable energy infrastructure fund   
April 20, 2021
Source: IPE - Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) has raised €7bn for its global renewable-energy infrastructure fund, one year after the start of fundraising. The manager said the Copenhagen Infrastructure IV (CI IV) fund reached...
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Nationwide Investor Destinations Moderate Fund   
April 20, 2021
Source: Dividend.com - The fund is a "fund of funds" that invests primarily in affiliated mutual funds representing a variety of asset classes. It also invests in certain underlying funds that are not index funds. The fund aims to provide...
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Massachusetts quasi-state agencies clock sky-high pay   
April 20, 2021
Source: Boston Herald - Quasi-state agencies — home to pay that tops $700,000 — are viewed as “shrouded in secrecy” with many still not sharing their payrolls with the comptroller’s office.
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CalPERS complaint alleges former employee stole $685,000   
April 20, 2021
Source: Pensions&Investments - CalPERS is suing a former employee in its retirement benefit services division for taking money from 10 dormant retiree accounts, according to a complaint. The $460.8 billion California Public Employees' Retirement System,
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CalPERS: Urgency underscores all areas of providing retirement security   
April 19, 2021
Source: Pensions&Investments - The "urgency" you mention (Editorial, April 5, "Urgency underscores CalPERS' search for a CIO") is the hard work we do every day to provide retirement security to our 2 million members. Our next chief investment officer will...
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Archegos, GameStop events offer lessons on risk   
April 19, 2021
Source: Pensions&Investments - The two market crises that dominated the first quarter of 2021 offer important lessons about risk and changing market dynamics, even if they don't prompt changes in investments. Both the high-volume retail trading in GameStop...
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Michael Cohen: CalPERS review of its investment strategy and actuarial assumptions   
April 19, 2021
Source: Santa Maria Times - GUEST COMMENTARY When an investment strategy is adopted, the discount rate is set, which is key in estimating how much future benefits are expected to cost.
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Beyond pension debts, Colorado owes $2.6 billion in public-employee retirement benefits   
April 18, 2021
Source: The Center Square - Net liabilities in Colorado for so-called other post-employment benefits (OPEBs), which consist mainly of health care obligations to retired public employees, stood at about $2.6 billion in fiscal-year 2019,
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Shareholder-Advisory Firms Take Opposing Views on Racial Audits   
April 18, 2021
Source: BloombergQuint - Two of the leading shareholder-advisory firms are on opposing sides of a new investor proposal: racial audits. Shareholder resolutions filed with Amazon.com Inc., Johnson & Johnson and some of the biggest U.
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