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  • Investors, Managers Denounce Texas LGBTQ Bill

    Feb 24, 2017 - Amrita Sareen-Tak

    Some 40 institutional investors and asset management firms representing $11 trillion in global assets have voiced concerns regarding proposed legislation in Texas, known as SB6, that would discriminate against the LGBTQ community
  • IMRF Ups WMBE Goal For FI

    Feb 22, 2017 - Violet Baron

    The $37 billion Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund increased its target this week for managers run as women and minority-owned business enterprises (WMBE).
  • Ohio SERS Focuses On MAS Portfolio, Reducing Fees

    Feb 22, 2017 - Amrita Sareen-Tak

    The $12.78 billion School Employees Retirement System of Ohio conducted a review of its multi-asset strategies (MAS) portfolio, with a particular focus on fees, at its Feb. 16 and 17 board meeting, according to its website.
  • Investors, Managers Voice Concerns Regarding Texas LGBTQ Bill

    Feb 21, 2017 - Amrita Sareen-Tak

    Some 40 institutional investors and asset management firms representing $11 trillion in global assets have voiced concerns regarding proposed legislation in Texas, SB6, that would discriminate against the LGBTQ community.
  • APFC Focuses On Domestic, International Infrastructure

    Feb 21, 2017 - Amrita Sareen-Tak

    The $57 billion Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation will hold panel discussions on domestic and international infrastructure management at its Feb. 22 and 23 quarterly board meeting.
  • State Treasurers Oppose Resolutions To Kill State-Sponsored Plans

    Feb 16, 2017 - Michael Paterakis

    A bipartisan group of 15 state treasurers has circulated a letter opposing two resolutions advanced through the U.S. House of Representatives seeking to repeal Obama-era rules that encourage the establishment of state- and city-sponsored plans for private sector employees that do not have access to retirement savings plans provided by their place of employ.
  • First-Time Private Strategies Take Center Stage

    Feb 10, 2017 - Amrita Sareen-Tak

    First-time private investment strategies are garnering more attention and commitments from institutional investors.
  • Hawaii ERS Seeks RE Consultant

    Feb 08, 2017 - Amrita Sareen-Tak

    The $15 billion Employees Retirement System of Hawaii has issued a request for proposals searching for a real estate consultant.
  • First-Time Private Strategies Take Center Stage

    Feb 07, 2017 - Amrita Sareen-Tak

    First-time private investment strategies are taking center stage as they garner more attention and commitments from institutional investors.
  • Public Equities Drive APFC's Performance In First Half FY17

    Feb 07, 2017 - Amrita Sareen-Tak

    Robust public equity returns drove the investment performance of the $56 billion Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation in the first half of its 2017 fiscal year, which ended Dec. 31, according to its website.
  • NYC Pension Plans Launch Carbon Footprint Analysis

    Feb 06, 2017 - Amrita Sareen-Tak

    The trustees of the $170.6 billion New York City Pension funds have decided to analyze the investment portfolio’s carbon footprint.
  • Institutional Investors Launch U.S. Governance Group Framework

    Feb 01, 2017 - Amrita Sareen-Tak

    Institutional investors and asset managers representing nearly $17 trillion in assets under management have launched a stewardship and corporate governance focused initiative.
  • SBCERS Seeks RE Consultant

    Jan 31, 2017 - Amrita Sareen-Tak

    The $2.6 billion Santa Barbara County Employees’ Retirement System has issued a request for proposals for a real estate consultant, according to the plan's website.
  • Kentucky May Wait For Summer To Seek New CIO

    Jan 25, 2017 - Violet Baron

    The $15 billion Kentucky Retirement Systems will likely wait until the summer to consider a permanent replacement for former CIO David Peden.
  • Kentucky May Wait For Summer To Seek New CIO

    Jan 24, 2017 - Violet Baron

    The $15 billion Kentucky Retirement Systems will likely wait until the summer to consider a permanent replacement for former CIO David Peden.
  • NYSTRS Searches For Actuarial Services

    Jan 23, 2017 - Amrita Sareen-Tak

    The $178 billion New York State Teachers’ Retirement System is searching for an actuarial manager, according to the National Association of State Retirement Administrators’ website.
  • IMN's RE,PE Confab: LP's Perspectives On Managers

    Jan 20, 2017 - Amrita Sareen-Tak

    Limited partners shared their perspectives on the qualities and criteria they seek from managers at IMN’s Winter Forum on Real Estate Opportunity and Private Funds Investing held on Jan. 19.
  • Taft-Hartley Sponsors Moving To Embrace Defined Contribution Plans

    Jan 13, 2017 - Michael Paterakis

    Sponsors of Taft-Hartley plans, the retirement vehicles of labor unions, are now placing greater emphasis on the defined contribution (DC) component of their programs.
  • Louisiana Schools New CIO To First Address Long-Term Funding Level

    Jan 11, 2017 - Violet Baron

    The $1.7 billion Louisiana School Employees Retirement System new cio, Matthew Freedman, who joined plan on Jan.3, will turn his attention first to fund's funded status.
  • Illinois Fund Commits $725M To WMBE In 2016

    Jan 09, 2017 - Violet Baron

    The $34.5 billion Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund committed $725 million to managers of color and women in 2016. $7.2 billion, or 20% of the fund, was allocated to minority-owned firms as of Sept. 30, 2016.
  • SBCERA Contemplates PE, RE 2017 Pacing Plans

    Jan 04, 2017 - Amrita Sareen-Tak

    The $8.1 billion San Bernardino County Employees’ Retirement Association will vote on its 2017 private equity and real estate pacing plans at its Jan. 5 meeting.
  • KCPERS To Reexamine Asset Allocation

    Jan 03, 2017 - Violet Baron

    The $913.3 million Kansas City (Mo.) Police Employees’ Retirement System is planning to reconsider its asset allocation with help from its investment consultant.
  • Institutional Investors Turn To Active Management, Alternatives In 2017

    Dec 23, 2016 - Michael Paterakis

    A growing number of institutional investors believe that market conditions are ripe for active managers and alternative assets to outperform in 2017.
  • CalPERS Votes To Remain Divested From Tobacco, Broadens Restrictions

    Dec 21, 2016 - Amrita Sareen-Tak

    The $303 billion California Public Employees’ Retirement System voted at its Dec.19 board meeting to remain divested from publicly traded tobacco-related securities and to broaden its tobacco investment restrictions to include portfolios managed by external managers.
  • WRI Opines On Steering ESG Waters

    Dec 19, 2016 - Amrita Sareen-Tak

    Gaps within the investment chain coupled with a fragmented industry are among the bottlenecks asset owners face when integrating environmental, social and governance factors within their investment framework, according to a recent report by World Resources Institute.
  • The Shared-Risk Model: A Potential Balm For Pensions’ Funding Aches?

    Dec 16, 2016 - Violet Baron

    For several public pension funds in recent years, the pressure to remain adequately funded has become sufficiently great to necessitate changes in the way they operate—changes that require employees to contribute more toward their pensions and to take on more responsibility regarding their plan’s funded status.
  • Ascensus Wins First Service-Provision Battle For Private-Sector State-Sponsored Pension Plan

    Dec 16, 2016 - Michael Paterakis

    Ascensus is the first provider to win a recordkeeping services contract in the incipient state-sponsored retirement savings plans for private-sector workers sector.
  • Conn. Plan Seeks Investment Advisor

    Dec 09, 2016 - Amrita Sareen-Tak

    The $407 million Town of Greenwich (Conn.) Retirement System has issued a request for proposals searching for an investment advisory services.
  • CDPQ Forms $3.2B Ports,Terminals Investment Vehicle

    Dec 05, 2016 - Amrita Sareen-Tak

    The CAD255 billion Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec has partnered with DP World to form a vehicle, which will target investments in ports and terminals globally.
  • Wilshire: Corp. Funding Ratios Up, Again

    Dec 05, 2016 - Amrita Sareen-Tak

    The funded ratio of U.S. corporate pension plans increased for a fourth straight month due to a drop in liabilities, according to Wilshire Consulting data.
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