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US Public Pension Funds Highlights
New York Pension to Coal Firms: Evolve or We’ll Divest   
February 18, 2020 Associated Profiles : New York State Common Retirement Fund
Source: Bloomberg on MSN.com - The New York State Common Retirement Fund, the third-largest U.S. public pension fund, said it may divest from coal mining companies that aren’t ready to move away from relying on thermal coal for profits.
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Editorial: Fully fund KPERS sooner rather than later   
February 16, 2020 Associated Profiles : Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS)
Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal - The governor has called for a reamortization that would allow the state to defer paying about $963 million over the next five years. The Kansas Public Employees Retirement System Board of Trustees estimates that...
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Meto Nashville Teachers Informed Of Possible Theft Of Personal Information   
February 04, 2020 Associated Profiles : Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (TCRS)
Source: Chattanoogan.com - The department determined on Friday that Steven Hunter, a former Department of Treasury employee, previously sent an e-mail with a Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System file that contained ...
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Employers chafe at higher contribution rates to CalPERS   
February 04, 2020 Associated Profiles : California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS)
Source: Pensions&Investments - Employer contribution rates are expected to continue to rise over the next few years, following CalPERS' adoption of a lower 7% long-term rate of return, actuarial staff for the $401.4 billion Sacramento-based pension plan told...
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Largest public pensions face $2 trillion hole, Moody’s says   
February 03, 2020
Source: Think Advisor - The 25 largest U.S. public pensions face about $2 trillion in unfunded liabilities, showing that investment returns cant keep up with ballooning obligations.
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Public Employees Prefer Defined Benefit Pensions, Says Study   
January 29, 2020
Source: Institutional Investor - When given the choice between a traditional defined benefit pension or a defined contribution savings plan, the vast majority of public employees chose the traditional pension plan, according to a study by the National Institute...
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Morgan Stanley to pay $95M over MBS lawsuit   
January 29, 2020
Source: Housing Wire - Morgan Stanley (MS) will pay $95 million to resolve reports of the bank misleading investors in mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, an article in Business Insider said.
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Divesting from Big Oil a tough sell — even in the bluest cities and states   
January 29, 2020
Source: Politico - NEW YORK — National environmental advocates flanked Bill de Blasio in January as the mayor announced the first steps toward stripping $5 billion in New York City pension fund investments from Big Oil. Fossil fuel corporations...
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Settlement talks over $1.2 billion CalPERS lawsuit are extended with retired judge at helm   
January 29, 2020
Source: Sacramento Bee - A retired judge is now managing settlement talks between CalPERS and a group of people suing the retirement system over its long-term care insurance policies, according to court filings.
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Activists in the Boardroom   
June 13, 2019 Associated Profiles : New York State Common Retirement Fund
Source: City Journal - He's been a politician or political staffer his whole life. Tom DiNapoli, same thing with the New York State Common Retirement Fund, and very active with all these social proposals, elected partisan officials, and playing a big...
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