US Public Pension Funds Highlights
Colorado Pension Gap Growing Despite Reform: Moody's   
May 20, 2019 Associated Profiles : Colorado Public Employees Retirement System (PERA)
Source: The Bond Buyer - The state General Assembly passed legislation in 2010 that allowed the state to make adjustments in a number of benefits through the Colorado Public Employees Retirement System, including cost of living adjustments. That law was...
Twitter 'must be more transparent' about how it deals with trolls, say activist investors   
May 20, 2019 Associated Profiles : New York State Common Retirement Fund
Source: The Daily Telegraph - Investment firm Arjuna Capital and the New York State Common Retirement Fund, which together handle almost 1.5 million Twitter shares, have put forward a proposal that could force the company's management to share an...
Delaware Public Employees' Retirement System Appoints Northern Trust As Global Custodian   
May 20, 2019 Associated Profiles : Delaware Public Employees Retirement System (DPERS)
Source: Global Custodian - Northern Trust says the Delaware Public Employees' Retirement System has appointed the bank as custodian for its retirement plans and commingled pension funds, which between them control assets worth US$6.5 billion. The...
Investments up $723M for retirement system   
May 16, 2019 Associated Profiles : Arkansas Public Employees Retirement System
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - The Arkansas Public Employees Retirement System's investments increased in value by $723 million in the quarter that ended March 31 to $8.89 billion with help of rebounding stock markets, the system's investment consultant...
Minnesota: The real pension challenge: discipline in good times, too: Pioneer Press editorial   
May 16, 2019 Associated Profiles : Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS)
Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press - The three statewide public pension systems — the Public Employees Retirement Association, the Minnesota State Retirement System and the Teachers Retirement Association — aren’t out of the woods yet, but a...
PSPRS staff gets bonuses while Arizona cities go broke   
May 15, 2019 Associated Profiles : Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)
Source: Arizona Republic on - Last year, the $10.3 billion trust posted a 7.1 percent return on its investments. The Arizona State Retirement System, meanwhile, enjoyed a 9.4 percent return. And finally, No, 5, the biggest question of all: Why not disband...
CalPERS names director to manage private equity   
May 15, 2019 Associated Profiles : California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS)
Source: The Business Journals - The California Public Employees’ Retirement System has tapped a Bay Area fund manager as its new managing investment director for private equity. Greg Ruiz, a principal with Palo Alto-based Altamont Capital Partners, will...
Washington state high court rules pension benefit reductions are constitutional   
May 14, 2019 Associated Profiles : Washington State Department of Retirement Systems
Source: Pensions&Investments - The rulings last week came as a result of two class-action lawsuits filed by the Washington Education Association against the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, Olympia, that questioned the Legislature's right to...
South Dakota retirement board gets two new trustees, two incumbents re-elected   
May 13, 2019 Associated Profiles : South Dakota Retirement System (SDRS)
Source: Aberdeen American News - PIERRE — The longest-serving trustee for the South Dakota Retirement System and a brand-new member have won election without opposition, while another trustee was re-elected by one vote. Eric Stroeder of Mobridge received...
The Tennessee State Pension Fund Has A North Korea Problem...Really   
May 13, 2019 Associated Profiles : Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (TCRS)
Source: Dealbreaker - According to its 2016 annual report, the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (TCRS) has over $43 billion in assets. Presiding over those assets is CIO (and man who is really surprised to see you) Michael Brakebill: Earlier...
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