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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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12 Best Senior Dating Websites to Find Love in 2021   
April 18, 2021
Source: U.S. News & World Report - Regardless of where you live, you can connect online to find relationships with other seniors. “For anyone who hasn’t dated in a while, it is best for them to clearly decide what their dating ...
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Money Wisdom: Retirement Trends   
April 18, 2021
Source: WTNH - Today we’re looking at retirement trends, A new survey by the TransAmerica center for retirement studies has come out and some of the reporting’s are alarming! 51% of workers expect their main source of retirement...
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Virginia Retirement invests $125m into alternative real estate fund   
April 17, 2021
Source: IPE - Harrison Street Real Estate Partners Fund VIII targets assets like medical offices, student and senior housing
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Meet America's most manipulative billionaire   
April 17, 2021
Source: Forbes India - The inside story of how Bob Brockman, the secretive billionaire who allegedly masterminded America's biggest tax-evasion scheme, used 'Darth Vader' contracts to overcharge auto dealers and finance Rob
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Fitch Rates Pasco County, FL's $7MM Ser 2021A GO Bonds 'AA'; Outlook Stable   
April 17, 2021
Source: Fitch Ratings - Fitch Ratings has assigned a 'AA' rating to the following Pasco County, FL GO bond issue:--$7.4 million GO bonds (
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New pupil services director hired   
April 17, 2021
Source: Journal Inquirer - The Board of Education has appointed Katharine Gabrielson to be the school system’s new director of pupil services.
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New pupil services director hired for Stafford schools   
April 17, 2021
Source: YAHOO!News - The Board of Education has appointed Katharine Gabrielson to be the school system's new director of pupil services. According to an official job description, the position oversees special education, accommodation plans for...
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Green Wealth Management Group Chooses Partnered Independence with Sanctuary Wealth   
April 17, 2021
Source: Morningstar, Inc. - Sanctuary Wealth, home to the next generation of elite advisors, is expanding its national footprint into Connecticut as the Green Wealth Management Group becomes the sixth new addition to its network of independent partner firms...
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Payne Arena hosting Bad Bunny tour 2022   
April 16, 2021
Source: KGBT Action 4 News - Reggaeton icon, Bad Bunny will be making a stop in the Rio Grande Valley next year. The Payne Arena announced Monday that Bad Bunny will
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Seven Hills City Council debating ballot initiative to raise mayor’s annual salary to $40,000   
April 16, 2021
Source: Cleveland.com - Those positions do not include benefits or Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) contributions. “It’s is important to factor in all costs associated with the mayor’s office because this is what helps...
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CalPERS CIO comp under review   
April 16, 2021
Source: top1000funds.com - The CalPERS board will make a decision next week on whether to include a long-term incentive compensation element as part of an incoming CIO’s remuneration package, something that the fund's chief executive,
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Italy hikes 2021 budget deficit to 11.8% of GDP: source   
April 16, 2021
Source: Reuters on MSN.com - Italy has hiked its target for this year's budget deficit to 11.8% of gross domestic product from an 8.8% projection made in January, a government source told Reuters. The new target is contained in the Treasury's annual...
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CalSTRS Acquires Industrial Portfolio for $320M   
April 16, 2021
Source: GlobeSt.com - The public pension plan purchased the two-million-square-foot, five-property portfolio in Southern California from Crow Holdings.
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Facebook Wants Draft Versions Of FTC Settlement To Remain Confidential   
April 16, 2021
Source: MediaPost - "These draft settlement documents, replete with proposed revisions, reflect Facebook's confidential commercial information," the company writes in papers filed late last week with the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals.
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Beyond pension debts, Texas owes $110.8 billion in public-employee retirement benefits   
April 16, 2021
Source: El Paso Inc - Net liabilities in Texas for so-called other post-employment benefits (OPEBs), which consist mainly of health care obligations to retired public employees, stood at about $110.8 billion in fiscal-year 2019,
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Virginia earmarks $1 billion for 4 managers   
April 16, 2021
Source: Pensions&Investments - Virginia Retirement System, Richmond, announced commitments of $1 billion at a meeting Wednesday of its investment advisory committee. In credit strategies, the $93.6 billion pension fund committed $400 million to Whitehorse...
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Investors need to watch bond market for warnings signs, says CalSTRS' Chris Ailman   
April 16, 2021
Source: CNBC on MSN.com - CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" team discusses investment strategies and market trends with Chris Ailman, CalSTRS chief investment officer.
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As Bezos seeks to be ‘Earth’s best employer,’ Amazon fights shareholder calls to prove its progress   
April 16, 2021
Source: MarketWatch on MSN.com - Among the proposals Amazon is recommending its shareholders vote against are reports on: pay by race and gender, who gets promoted, how customers use
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CalSTRS chief investment officer Chris Ailman on investing in sustainability   
April 16, 2021
Source: CNBC - CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" team discusses investment strategies and market trends with Chris Ailman, CalSTRS chief investment officer.
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CalSTRS Drops $320M On 11-Building Industrial Portfolio   
April 16, 2021
Source: Law360 - California State Teachers' Retirement System has purchased 11 California industrial buildings from Crow Holdings for $320 million, according to an announcement on Thursday from Texas-based Crow.
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Texas pension fund allocates capital to Invesco’s Asia real estate fund   
April 16, 2021
Source: dealstreetasia - The pension fund also committed capital to a QIC global infrastructure fund and a Barings-managed fund of funds.
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Employee retirement benefits to remain the same   
April 15, 2021
Source: The Southeast Sun - “I just think there might be a better way to do that.” At issue is a May 8 deadline to accept an option offered by the Retirement Systems of Alabama for municipalities to change retirement benefits for their Tier II...
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The High Cost of Poor Succession Planning   
April 15, 2021
Source: Harvard Business Review - Many large companies fail to pay enough attention to their leadership pipelines and succession practices. That leads to excessive turnover at the top and destroys a significant amount of value ...
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Governor Abbott reappoints Pharr Assistant city manager to TMRS Board of Trustees   
April 15, 2021
Source: KGBT Action 4 News - On Wednesday the City of Pharr announced that Governor Greg Abbott reappointed Assistant City Manager Anali Alanis to the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS) Board of Trustees.
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First Trust RiverFront Dynamic Emerging Markets ETF   
April 15, 2021
Source: Dividend.com - In addition, he serves on the firm's Leadership Group and Investment Committee. Prior to joining RiverFront, Adam worked at the Virginia Retirement System (VRS), where he managed International Equity and REIT Portfolios and...
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Amazon Pledges to Promote More Women, Black Employees   
April 15, 2021
Source: BloombergQuint - The e-commerce company outlined a set of hiring and promotion targets for 2021, including a 30% rise in the number of women in senior technical jobs and doubling the number of high-level Black employees in the U.
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Gadang Holdings Bhd   
April 15, 2021
Source: Barron's - Stocks: Real-time U.S. stock quotes reflect trades reported through Nasdaq only; comprehensive quotes and volume reflect trading in all markets and are delayed at least 15 minutes. International ...
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Kaman Announces Board of Director Changes   
April 15, 2021
Source: Associated Press - Kaman Corporation (the “Company”) announced today that Neal J. Keating, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kaman, retired from the Board of Directors at the Company’s 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders on...
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Bennie and Betterment 401(k) Partner to Improve Financial Wellness   
April 15, 2021
Source: Associated Press - Bennie, an employee benefits platform helping companies create a healthier workplace, and Betterment 401(k), a technology-led 401(k) provider that makes saving for retirement easy, today announced a partnership to help employees...
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U.S. pension plan dealt blow in Catalyst lawsuit   
April 15, 2021
Source: The Globe and Mail - Missouri court rules against U.S. pension fund, denying request to ignore capital calls from private-equity firm
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CalPERS considers more pay for chief investment officer before new search   
April 15, 2021
Source: The Business Journals - The California Public Employees’ Retirement System will consider raising its chief investment officer's pay, perhaps by double the current rate, by adding a long-term incentive plan that would pay the executive if the...
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IPI Partners raises $3.8 billion with a second infrastructure fund   
April 15, 2021
Source: Opalesque - Global investment platform IPI Partners has wrapped up its second flagship private equity fund after securing $3.8 billion from investors, with plans to target data centers and other connectivity-related investments,
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Beyond pension debts, Washington owes $6.8 billion in public-employee retirement benefits   
April 15, 2021
Source: The Center Square - Net liabilities in Washington for so-called other post-employment benefits (OPEBs), which consist mainly of health care obligations to retired public employees, stood at about $6.8 billion in fiscal-year 2019,
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Frontier workers in Tampa, Florida face cuts to health care and retirement   
April 15, 2021
Source: World Socialist Web Site - Frontier workers in Tampa, Florida, will vote on whether to authorize a strike this week over cuts to health care and retirement benefits.
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Connecticut earmarks $200 million to 4 alts funds   
April 15, 2021
Source: Pensions&Investments - Connecticut Retirement Plans & Trust Funds, Hartford, made four new commitments totaling nearly $200 million. Shawn T. Wooden, state treasurer and principal fiduciary of the $40 billion state pension system,
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Teachers worry about pensions as SB 84 heads to the Florida House   
April 14, 2021
Source: Bay News 9 - Senate Bill 84, which would change the Florida Retirement System (FRS), has passed the state Senate and is currently being looked at in the Florida House. The bill, among other things, would not allow new teachers to enroll in...
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State not willing to divest from Sudan   
April 14, 2021
Source: Lawrence Journal-World - Topeka' State lawmakers Wednesday refused to push for selling off approximately $43.5 million in Kansas public pension investments in Sudan, which the U.S. government says is guilty of genocide ...
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Arizona appoints new CIO   
April 14, 2021
Source: Pensions&Investments - Mr. Viteri is currently senior investment officer with the Oregon State Treasury. The treasury department includes the Oregon Investment Council, which oversees the $82 billion Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Tigard.
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Former Assumption Parish sheriff recommended as next legislative auditor   
April 14, 2021
Source: New Orleans City Business - A legislative committee recommended Monday hiring former Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack to be the next Louisiana legislative auditor. The full Louisiana Legislature will consider the recommendation during the regular...
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OVP, Looking for a Home Run, Hits Bunt Single With Complete Genomics   
April 14, 2021
Source: Xconomy - 30, 2011, according to data disclosed online by one of OVP’s limited partners, the Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund. It’s unclear how much the new liquid returns from Complete Genomics ...
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Texas Municipal commits $560 million to 5 alts strategies   
April 14, 2021
Source: Pensions&Investments - Texas Municipal Retirement System, Austin, committed $560 million to five private equity and real estate funds in January and February, a transaction report from the $34.5 billion defined benefit plan showed.
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Judge’s ruling spells trouble for Missouri pension’s lawsuit against Canadian firm   
April 14, 2021
Source: Kansas City Star - MOSERS, which pays benefits to 51,000 retirees from Missouri government, sued Catalyst Capital Group last year, accusing the firm of mishandling its investments.
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Red Jahncke (opinion): Discourse over CT employee pensions driven by a distorted report   
April 13, 2021
Source: StamfordAdvocate on MSN.com - While the center’s report was well done and most of its recommendations were adopted by the state, the center miscalculated the level of employee pension benefits, saying they were not “overly generous.
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New York state pension fund says it's selling off a $7M stake in oilsands   
April 13, 2021
Source: MSN - Load Error The New York State Common Retirement Fund, worth $247.7 billion, manages over a million state and municipal employees' pensions. In December, the fund announced it would transition its financial portfolio to net-zero...
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Commission recommends former Assumption Parish sheriff to be next Louisiana legislative auditor   
April 13, 2021
Source: The Center Square - While with the large accounting firm, he performed his first governmental audit of the Louisiana state employees’ retirement system, better known as LASERS, he said. Waguespack said his experience as a sheriff whose agency...
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Facebook Tells 1st Circ. To Reverse FTC Doc Release Order   
April 13, 2021
Source: Law360 - Facebook has urged the First Circuit to reverse an order requiring the Federal Trade Commission to respond to a Freedom of Information Act request for documents related to a $5 billion settlement with Facebook,
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Want to Win an RFP' Be Prepared to Answer Diversity Questions   
April 13, 2021
Source: Institutional Investor - For instance, in current requests for proposals both the Illinois State Universities Retirement System and the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System included questions on diversity. “We want to influence practices and...
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BOWERS: Senate Scene, Weeks 12 & 13   
April 13, 2021
Source: Hays Post - SB 265 would authorize the Governor’s allotment for the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS) Death and Disability Program and institute a moratorium on all payments made by KPERS ...
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Teachers & K-12 support staff push back against bill over concerns about pension security   
April 13, 2021
Source: WCJB - According to a news release, “The legislation modernizes the Florida Retirement System (FRS) by closing the pension plan (defined benefit) to new enrollees, except for members of the Special Risk Class, and requiring...
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New York state pension fund limits oil sands investments   
April 13, 2021
Source: Pensions&Investments - The New York State Common Retirement Fund, Albany, plans to restrict investments in seven oil sands companies and eventually divest its $7 million holdings in them, Thomas DiNapoli, the state comptroller and sole trustee of the...
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