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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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Glendale opens city judge recruitment   
April 08, 2021
Source: Glendale Star - The city of Glendale has opened a recruitment for the city judge, who is responsible for misdemeanor, criminal and civil traffic, zoning, orders of protection, and injunctions prohibiting harassment c
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CT first responders exposed to toxins following 9/11   
April 08, 2021
Source: WTNH - We continue to remember the fallen heroes of 9/11. The Police Officers Association of Connecticut and the Stamford Police Association want to make sure Connecticut first responders and their
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Fitch Rates VA Pub School Auth's $102 Million School Financing Bonds 'AA+'; Outlook Stable   
April 08, 2021
Source: Fitch Ratings - Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AA+' rating to the following Commonwealth of Virginia Public School Authority (VPSA
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Napa County Announces New Director Of Human Resources   
April 08, 2021
Source: Patch on MSN.com - NAPA, CA - The County of Napa has hired Christine Briceño to serve as director of human resources. Briceño started with the county in August 2019 as assistant director of human resources and has been serving as...
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CalSTRS Ailman: Concerned For When Fed Floor Ends (Podcast)   
April 08, 2021
Source: Bloomberg - Chris Ailman, Chief Investment Officer at CalSTRS, on his current investment outlook and how he views Biden’s infrastructure plan. Shawn Donnan, Senior Trade and Globalization Reporter for Bloomberg, on how millions are...
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Senate set to vote to rewrite state’s retirement system   
April 08, 2021
Source: Florida Politics - Legislation to wean state employees off the Florida Retirement System is ready for a vote in the Senate. Republican Sen. Ray Rodrigues ‘ bill would require most new government e
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U.S. SEC blocks Amazon effort to stop shareholder votes on racial equity audit   
April 08, 2021
Source: Yahoo - The proposal was first filed by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli on behalf of New York State Common Retirement Fund in December, seeking to independently audit the company's policies and practices on civil rights and...
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Investors press Berkshire Hathaway on climate action   
April 08, 2021
Source: Pensions&Investments - CalPERS, CDPQ and Federated Hermes are putting pressure on Berkshire Hathaway's board to make it clear how the company is managing climate risks and opportunities. The $452.3 billion California Public Employees' Retirement System,
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S.D. officials want flexibility to subsidize more charging stations for electric vehicles   
April 07, 2021
Source: KELOLAND News - PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) -- The state's chief investment officer, Matt Clark, had good news to report Thursday about the South Dakota Retirement System. He said the $12.353 billion portfolio gained ...
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Missouri State Employees scouting for CIO   
April 07, 2021
Source: Pensions&Investments - Missouri State Employees' Retirement System, Jefferson City, is searching for a new chief investment officer. The $9 billion pension fund has launched the search due to the impending retirement of current CIO Shannon Davidson in...
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Ron Fink: Pension Obligation Bond to Satisfy Debt; A good idea'   
April 07, 2021
Source: Noozhawk - On March 17 the Lompoc City Council held a special meeting to discuss the concept of restructuring the city’s Unfunded Accrued Liability (UAL) using a pension obligation bond. The UAL is largely the result of...
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KKR Raises $700M For Big Push Into European Real Estate   
April 07, 2021
Source: Bisnow - Private equity firm KKR has completed a $980M (£707M) equity raise for a new fund that will target European property. KKR completed the latest closing for the KKR Real Estate Partners Europe Fund II in February,
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California Delivers an Investment Shock   
April 06, 2021
Source: Governing - Tom Milne, chief investment officer for the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System, says the lagging payments haven't affected his state--yet. But if the full investment is lost, the state's ...
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MOSERS Is Looking for a New CIO as Shannon Davidson Plans to Retire   
April 06, 2021
Source: Institutional Investor - Davidson has been the $9.1 billion pension fund’s CIO for just over a year. After more than 25 years at the Missouri State Employees’ Retirement System, chief investment officer Shannon Davidson is retiring.
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Delaware Public Employees allocates $15 million to real assets fund   
April 06, 2021
Source: Pensions&Investments - Delaware Public Employees' Retirement System, Dover, committed up to $15 million to Vision Ridge Sustainable Asset Fund III. The $12.6 billion pension fund's investment committee approved the commitment to the sustainable real...
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Watch now: Kingsport school board improves superintendent compensation without pay raise   
April 06, 2021
Source: Times News - 3. Include travel allowance and home office allowance as creditable compensation for retirement purposes of the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System. 4. Designate that if the superintendent ...
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Panel advances expansion of retirement board   
April 06, 2021
Source: Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette - A legislative committee on Monday advanced a bill that would expand the Arkansas Public Employees Retirement System's board of trustees from nine to 13 members by requiring the House speaker and Senate president pro tempore to...
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Lawmakers consider budget, await revenue data   
April 06, 2021
Source: Florida Politics - Just four weeks remain before lawmakers end their two-month session, and much of the work ahead will depend on the latest state revenue projections, which are expected to be released Tuesday. Last summer,
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The official estimate of the deficit for Oregon's public pension system climbed by $2.4 billion Friday.   
April 06, 2021
Source: OPB - Related: Huge Bill Is Coming Due For Oregon's Past Pension System Mistakes The new debt figure is the result of a unanimous vote by the board that oversees the Oregon Public Employees Retirement ...
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Florida lawmakers await updated revenue forecasts before wading deep into budget   
April 06, 2021
Source: The Center Square - With four weeks left in the 60-day legislative session, it is time to get into the nitty-gritty of Florida’s near-$100 billion spending plan that goes into
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Fitch Rates Virginia's GO Refunding Bonds 'AAA'; Outlook Stable   
April 06, 2021
Source: Fitch Ratings - including $513 million to offset enrollment-driven declines in K-12 funding (which the governor attributes mainly to the pandemic); a $100 million supplemental contribution to the Virginia Retirement System to pay down pension...
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Shareholder Proposal by Chul Whan Park, Largest Individual Shareholder of Kumho Petrochemical, Receives Positive Response from the World's Top So   
April 06, 2021
Source: ???? - As well as from Corporate Governance Experts and Analysts NBIM, manager of the world's largest sovereign wealth fund, and CalPERS, the largest public pension in the US, stand in favor of most of the agendas proposed by Park CGCG...
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Henrico Police seeking communications officers   
April 06, 2021
Source: Henrico Citizen - Once a communications officer is hired and begins the training process, he or she receives full benefits – including paid training, tuition reimbursements, insurance and retirement benefits through the Virginia Retirement...
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State treasurer will speak at Friday Forum of City Club   
April 06, 2021
Source: Portland Tribune - State Treasurer Tobias Read will talk about how his office affects Oregon's economy in a virtual appearance at a Friday Forum of the City Club of Portland. His appearance is scheduled from noon to 1 p.
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Shareholder Proposal by Chul Whan Park, Largest...   
April 06, 2021
Source: Benzinga.com - NBIM, manager of the world's largest sovereign wealth fund, and CalPERS, the largest public pension in the US, stand in favor of most of the agendas proposed by Park CGCG recommends in its ...
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North Dakota legislators set to raise their own pay, still get rare no-cost health insurance   
April 05, 2021
Source: Grand Forks Herald - North Dakota legislators are proposing giving themselves the same pay increase that's planned for state employees. Taxpayers also pay the full health insurance premium for all state employees, legislators and statewide elected...
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Florida lawmakers await revenue data as they consider budget | Raleigh News & Observer   
April 05, 2021
Source: Raleigh News & Observer - That is also an open question as Senate President Wilton Simpson continues to push lawmakers to address the Florida Retirement System. The Republican has called financial liabilities from the pension fund “the single...
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Urgency underscores CalPERS' search for a CIO   
April 05, 2021
Source: Pensions&Investments - And after suspending the search until June despite identifying three finalists, it could very well be at least a year before CalPERS installs a new permanent CIO following Yu "Ben" Meng's surprise resignation in early August over...
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Investors hungry for industrial properties   
April 05, 2021
Source: Pensions&Investments - Before the pandemic, industrial properties were a more of a snack than a main course among real estate's primary food groups, but investors' voracious appetite for the sector may result in it occupying a larger place in their...
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Lawmakers Await Florida Revenue Data as They Consider Budget   
April 05, 2021
Source: NBC 6 South Florida - Both chambers of the Florida Legislature are taking up their respective budget proposals during floor sessions this week
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Ben Heitmann   
April 05, 2021
Source: The Real Deal - { “widget_trd_weidgets_feature_posts”: { “value”: { “encoded_serialized_instance ...
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Florida lawmakers await revenue data as they consider budget   
April 05, 2021
Source: Orlando Sentinel - That is also an open question as Senate President Wilton Simpson continues to push lawmakers to address the Florida Retirement System. The Republican has called financial liabilities from the pension fund “the single...
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USD 355's Jacobs named KPERS Board candidate   
April 04, 2021
Source: YAHOO!News - Ellinwood USD 355 superintendent Ben Jacobs has been selected as a candidate for the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS) Board of Trustees. Ernie Claudel, retired educator and building administrator at USD 233...
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Redding teachers' union arranges early retirement plan to yield budget savings for the district   
April 04, 2021
Source: StamfordAdvocate - The union negotiated a voluntary early retirement incentive plan with the Board of Education that would ... Herman Whitter, a regional organizer and trainer for the Connecticut Education Association who helped facilitate the ...
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Deals and People   
April 04, 2021
Source: Plan - February 19, 2009 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Barclays Global Investors (BGI) has tapped John Longley as the new Head of National Accounts for the U.S. iShares Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)...
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The grisly true story behind Olivia Colman's new drama Landscapers: How Susan and Christopher Edwards shot her parents and buried them in garden... then lied for 15 years that ...   
April 04, 2021
Source: Daily Mail - The grisly tale will be brought to life in the new four-part Sky drama Landscapers ... from the dead couple by siphoning off their pensions and benefits and selling their home.
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Affordable Care Act Coverage: 5 Key Numbers   
April 04, 2021
Source: U.S. News & World Report - ADP, the big payroll and employment services company, has roughly 600,000 clients and it has surveyed its enormous databases of what these employers pay people and of their historic health ...
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Money Wisdom: How do Retirees Spend Money   
April 04, 2021
Source: WTNH - 50% of retirees that have plans in place want to grow their ... Johnson Brunetti is an independent Retirement and Investment Specialty firm with neighborhood offices located throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts. Our firm was ...
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Kingsford’s annual audit shows general fund balance of $2.4 million   
April 03, 2021
Source: The Iron Mountain Daily News - The city of Kingsford shows a general fund balance of $2.4 million, which would give the city about 244 days of funds if there was an emergency, according to an auditor’s report. Auditor Scott Kenney of Crystal Falls...
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Report: CT could save up to $900 million from 8,000 state workers retiring   
April 03, 2021
Source: Westfaironline.com - Driven by the potential tsunami of state workers retiring by July 2022, Connecticut could save between ... than 8,000 state employees eligible for retirement in 2022, 72% of whom are “seriously ...
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Florida labor unions say proposal will lead to 'disaster' for state worker pensions   
April 03, 2021
Source: Tallahassee Democrat - State, county and city workers and retirees are mounting a full-scale lobbying effort to block a Florida Senate proposal they say will bankrupt the pension fund in the Florida Retirement System (FRS).
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New York City’s public pensions are ditching fossil fuels — and advancing a movement   
April 03, 2021
Source: Grist - The movement got a handy assist with that in 2018 when Corporate Knights, a magazine focused on sustainable business, reported that the New York State Common Retirement Fund would have earned an ...
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Consultant: CT could see up to $900M in savings as retirement ‘tsunami’ approaches   
April 03, 2021
Source: Hartford Business - Ned Lamont says 8,000 of the 30,000 executive-branch employees are eligible to retire by July 1, 2022, when retirement ... government in Connecticut since 1937 and the eighth since 1971, when Gov. Thomas J. Meskill ordered a ...
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Opponents vow to intensify campaign against proposed Florida pension revamp   
April 03, 2021
Source: The Center Square - A proposed Senate bill requiring government employees enroll in a 401(k)-type plan rather than into the Florida Retirement System (FRS) could affect more than 430,000 retirees
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S.D. businessman accused of illegal grain buys   
April 02, 2021
Source: KELOLAND News - PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) -- The state's chief investment officer, Matt Clark, had good news to report Thursday about the South Dakota Retirement System. He said the $12.353 billion portfolio gained about 16.5% of market value since...
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Kansas PERS puts $100m into core open-ended US property fund   
April 02, 2021
Source: IPE - Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) has approved a $100m (€85.1m) commitment to Morgan Stanley’s core open-ended US fund. The amount being invested in the Morgan Stanley Prime Property Fund follows the...
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SDRS investments are up double-digits   
April 02, 2021
Source: KELOLAND News - The state’s chief investment officer, Matt Clark, had good news to report Thursday about the South Dakota Retirement System. He said the $12.353 billion portfolio
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Fitch Rates Palm Beach County, FL $161MM Public Imp Revenue Bonds 'AA+'; Outlook Stable   
April 02, 2021
Source: Fitch Ratings - The county participates in three pension plans, although most employees are members of the state-administered Florida Retirement System (FRS). Overall pension costs are manageable, with an aggregate pension asset to liability...
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Pensions In The Sunshine State: Avoiding Unintended Dark Clouds   
April 02, 2021
Source: Forbes - Before Florida lawmakers eliminate retirement plan choice for state employees, it's prudent to look at the unintended consequences other jurisdictions experienced.
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‘A man of honor, dignity’: Colleagues laud New Haven police captain, public information officer, before his retirement   
April 02, 2021
Source: MSN - ‘A man of honor, dignity’: Colleagues laud New Haven police captain, public information officer, before his retirement New Haven police Capt. Anthony Duff speaks after being honored for heroism at the annual CT United...
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