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US Public Pension Funds Highlights
New public pension accounting rules raise red flags -Fitch   
February 17, 2015
Source: Reuters - New accounting rules for public pensions are exposing the damage done by U.S. states, including New Jersey, that have failed to adequately fund their retirement systems, according to a report to be released by Fitch Ratings on...
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N.Y. Common Retirement Fund returns 1.91% for quarter   
February 17, 2015 Associated Profiles : New York State Common Retirement Fund
- Pensions & Investments - The îNew York State Common Retirement Fundî, Albany, recorded a 1.91% return on investment for the quarter ended Dec. 31, Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli announced Thursday in a news release....
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The Jimmy Buffett Approach to Pensions and Fiscal Policy   
February 16, 2015 Associated Profiles : California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS)
- MARKET DAILY NEWS - The city backed down, not wanting a protracted legal fight with the California Public Employeesâ Retirement System (îCalPERSî), but the ruling is still out there. But if it comes to pass that...
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SF Pension Backs Hedge Funds   
February 15, 2015 Associated Profiles : California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS)
- Forbes - îCalPERSî cited at the time concerns about costs, transparency and underwhelming performance. By contrast, SFPERS will be moving in the opposite direction, and will now add hedge funds to their mix of...
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Federal Judge: Broke California Cities Can Slice Pensions   
February 13, 2015 Associated Profiles : California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS)
- Reason - The judge was clear: When California cities go bankrupt, pensions can be cut. After Klein made that point in his verbal ruling in October,îCalPERSî shot back in a statement: "The ruling is not legally binding...
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Editorial: Risky plan   
February 13, 2015 Associated Profiles : Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS)
- LJWORLD - The financial problems of the îKansas Public Employees Retirement Systemî have been growing for years under a number of governors. This situation may not be entirely of Gov. Sam Brownbackâs making, but...
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Fossil fuel lobby goes on the attack against divestment movement   
February 12, 2015
Source: The Guardian - “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you,” said Mahatma Gandhi. The climate change campaign to divest from fossil fuels seems to be moving through those stages at express speed, with a sudden barrage of...
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Nevada Lawmaker Renews Fight for Public Pension Reform   
February 12, 2015 Associated Profiles : Nevada Public Employees Retirement System (NVPERS)
- Heartlander Magazine - For several years, State Rep. Randy Kirner (R-Reno) has tried to reform the îNevada Public Employeesâ Retirement Systemî (NVPERS) by moving some of the $12 billion entitlement program from...
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California calls on pension funds to divest from coal   
February 12, 2015 Associated Profiles : California State Teachers’ Retirement System
- worldcoal.com - The California senate leader, Kevin de Leon, said he was introducing a bill calling on the two state funds â CalPERS, the public employeesâ pension fund, and îCalSTRSî, the teachersâ...
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California calls on pension funds to divest from coal in climate change push   
February 11, 2015 Associated Profiles : California State Teachers’ Retirement System
- theguardian.com - The California senate leader, Kevin de Leon, said he was introducing a bill on Tuesday calling on the two state funds â CalPERS, the public employeesâ pension fund, and îCalSTRSî, the...
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