US Public Pension Funds Highlights
Indiana lawmakers mull 5-year delay in annuity program privatization   
May 13, 2019 Associated Profiles : Indiana Public Employees Retirement Fund (PERF)
Source: Pensions&Investments - All participants in the two pension funds overseen by INPRS — Indiana Public Employees Retirement Fund and Teachers Retirement Fund — also have ASA accounts; more than half of participants annuitize their assets upon...
Utah Retirement Systems names executive director   
May 13, 2019 Associated Profiles : Utah Retirement Systems (URS)
Source: Deseret News - Robert V. Newman is the new executive director of the Utah Retirement Systems following a nationwide search by the Utah State Retirement Board. Newman, 48, has been serving since 1990 as deputy executive director to M. Dee...
Operational excellence is what the public deserves   
May 10, 2019 Associated Profiles : State Employee’s Retirement System of Illinois (SERS)
Source: Risk - Worst of all, the State Employees' Retirement System of Illinois used paper cheques to transfer billions of dollars between the state treasury and bank accounts used to pay retirement benefits. It also had no credible disaster...
Calstrs Adds New Private-Equity Investment Category   
May 10, 2019 Associated Profiles : California State Teachers’ Retirement System
Source: The Wall Street Journal - The $228 billion pension fund for California’s public-school teachers revised its private-equity policy this week, freeing itself up to invest in flexible strategies that back multiple types of private assets. The...
Staff, board concerns led to paid leave for pension chief   
May 10, 2019 Associated Profiles : Montana Public Employees Retirement Administration (MPERA)
Source: Independent Record - Minnehan was put on paid administrative leave as executive director of the Montana Public Employees’ Retirement Administration on Wednesday after a meeting with Scott Moore of Miles City, the president of the board...
Meet the man who helped create one of the best public pension plans in America   
May 09, 2019 Associated Profiles : Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds – State Treasurer’s Office
Source: MarketWatch - Analysts say poorly funded public pension systems in Illinois, Connecticut and New Jersey are ill-prepared ... employee’s years of service and the salary reached at retirement, the pension plan gives an additional dividend...
Managing Maryland’s pension system   
May 09, 2019 Associated Profiles : Maryland State Retirement and Pension System (MSRPS)
Source: The Washington Post - Tom McCabe, Bowie Thanks to active management, the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System earned more than $800 million in fiscal 2015, net of those management fees. Had the system been totally indexed, the fund would have...
'Your raise needs to come before the board': New Mexico pension fund puts some raises on hold   
May 09, 2019 Associated Profiles : New Mexico Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA)
Source: Las Cruces Sun-News - The New Mexico Public Employees Retirement Association board on Tuesday delayed authorization of scheduled pay raises of 4 percent for 11 appointed employees, including the executive director of the pension plan for state and...
May 09, 2019 Associated Profiles : Maryland State Retirement and Pension System (MSRPS)
Source: The New School - By pooling the money from many private sector workers, the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System can invest in longer-term opportunities with higher rates of return and charge lower fees. About the Schwartz Center for...
The Public Employee 'Silver Tsunami' Looms for Governments   
May 08, 2019 Associated Profiles : Employees Retirement System of Georgia (ERSGA)
Source: Governing - Retirements for six systems were on pace to exceed last year’s totals, but only the Employees’ Retirement System of Georgia had registered more than a 10 percent year-over-year increase from 2012. Most others had...
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