US Public Pension Funds Highlights
Gov. Jerry Brown asks California workers to contribute toward half of retirement health costs   
February 02, 2015 Associated Profiles : South Dakota Retirement System (SDRS)
- Greenfield Daily Reporter - SACRAMENTO, California â After tackling pension changes for public employees and teachers, Gov. Jerry Brown is now setting his sights on another big debt: retiree health care benefits. California...
Concerns about public pensions prey on fears   
February 01, 2015 Associated Profiles : California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS)
- TheSacramento Bee - The gains increased the fundâs three-year average to 10.4 percent. The target return rate, set by the îCalPERSî board, is 7.5 percent. Most of the inflated liability numbers we are seeing are...
House group to study changes to state pension system   
January 30, 2015 Associated Profiles : New Hampshire State Retirement System (NHRS)
- Union Leader - CONCORD â House Speaker Shawn Jasper formed a special committee to study revising the state retirement system. âOur public employee pension system has one of the highest unfunded rates in the...
Fixing U.S. retirement not hard after all   
January 30, 2015 Associated Profiles : South Dakota Retirement System (SDRS)
- Life Health Pro - (Bloomberg View) -- If you're worried about your retirement, a group of U.S. actuaries has some good news: There are better models than either the traditional pension or the 401(k) plan. In fact, they found two...
EDITORIAL: Rethink costly pensions   
January 29, 2015 Associated Profiles : California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS)
- The Press-Enterprise - That is, they offer more in benefits than they can afford to fund. Part of the reason for this are the assurances from îCalPERSî and public sector unions that the system is healthy, the tens of...
California pension posts 18 percent return on investments   
January 29, 2015 Associated Profiles : North Dakota Public Employees Retirement System (NDPERS)
- Merced Sun-Star - California's pension fund for state workers exceeded expectations by posting an overall 18.4 percent return on investments for the 2014 fiscal year. The rate of return was far above the official 7.5 percent goal...
Shareholders threaten boards over 'proxy access'   
January 28, 2015 Associated Profiles : California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS)
- USA Today - "This is not going to be a merry dance," said Anne Simpson, senior portfolio manager with California Public Employees' Retirement System (îCalpersî), which manages a massive $296.3 billion in state pension...
Governor seeks $1.5B in bonds for Kansas pension system   
January 28, 2015 Associated Profiles : Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS)
- KSN TV - The state has committed to additional spending to bolster the long-term financial health of the îKansas Public Employees Retirement Systemî. Benefits are only 60 percent funded through 2033, but the...
Balancing the Moral and Financial Sides of Gun Divestment   
January 27, 2015 Associated Profiles : Pennsylvania State Employees Retirement System
- Institutional Investor - On January 15, 2013 â a little more than a month after the shooting spree at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, that resulted in the deaths of 20 children and six adult staff...
JP Morgan Offers Pensions $500M to End Bear Stearns Lawsuit   
January 27, 2015 Associated Profiles : Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) of Mississippi
- aiCIO - The pension funds, including the New Jersey Carpenters Health fund and îPublic Employeesâ Retirement System of Mississippiî, represent a class of investors who purchased securities they allege were...
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