US Public Pension Funds Highlights
Pension board cracks open door to possible reform changes   
January 14, 2015 Associated Profiles : Florida Retirement System Pension Plan
- The Florida Times-Union Jacksonville - Nat Glover, the fifth members of the board, said he wants to get a side-by-side comparison to see how the proposed benefits for new hires would stack up against other agencies, such as those...
Ohio pensions take action against American Realty Capital Properties   
January 14, 2015 Associated Profiles : Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS)
- Washington Examiner - American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. faces a lawsuit after it allegedly misstated financial information, which led to financial losses for two company shareholders, the îOhio Public Employees...
California Pension System Sees Funding Level Climb to 77 Percent   
January 14, 2015 Associated Profiles : California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS)
- Bloomberg - The $293 billion system, known as îCalpersî, said its estimated funding level rose to 77 percent of assets needed to cover promised benefits as the fiscal year ended June 30. Thatâs up from 69.8...
Investors to pump more into hedge funds   
January 13, 2015 Associated Profiles : California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS)
- Financial Times - New data suggest that investors such as pension funds are willing to stick by the hedge fund industry following recent decisions by îCalpersî in the US and Europeâs second largest pension fund...
Nevada Public Employee Pension Plan Sees Record Investment Return In 2011   
January 13, 2015 Associated Profiles : Nevada Public Employees Retirement System (NVPERS)
- Nevada News Bureau - CARSON CITY â Nevadaâs public employee retirement system saw a whopping 21 percent return on its investments in the fiscal year ending June 30, the executive officer of the agency said today....
JPMorgan to pay $500 million in Bear Stearns mortgage settlement: source   
January 12, 2015 Associated Profiles : Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) of Mississippi
- Reuters - The lead plaintiffs are the îPublic Employees' Retirement System of Mississippiî and the New Jersey Carpenters Health Fund. Both sides plan by Feb. 2 to seek preliminary approval of the settlement from U.S....
California pensions should divest coal assets: state senate leader   
January 11, 2015 Associated Profiles : North Dakota Public Employees Retirement System (NDPERS)
- - (Reuters) - California pension plans would divest all assets related to the coal industry under a measure the leader of the state senate said he will propose to reduce support for an industry that critics blame...
Even with Stock Market's Rise, Many Pensions Haven't Recovered from Recession   
January 09, 2015 Associated Profiles : Pennsylvania State Employees Retirement System
- Governing - This fall, Jim Carroll appeared before the Kentucky legislature's Public Pension Oversight Board and testified about the state of the nationâs worst-funded retirement plan. Over the last three years, said the...
Limited Perspectives: Iowa Pension System Taps Brakes on Private Equity   
January 09, 2015 Associated Profiles : Iowa Public Employees Retirement System (IPERS)
- - (c) 2015 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. The îIowa Public Employees' Retirement Systemî has reduced the amount it plans to commit to private equity this year to $700 million, from the $800 million it...
Activist to public pensions: Thank you!   
January 08, 2015 Associated Profiles : New York City Comptroller’s Office: Bureau of Asset Management
- Yahoo Finance - He cited efforts by the Scott Stringer-led îNew York City pensionî and others to make it easier for smaller shareholders to nominate directors as an example of "politicized activism" along "individual...
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