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Listed below are the 50 most recent news articles about United States Pension Funds, continuously gathered from around the globe by the Institute.  The flow of news involved United States Pension Funds in general as well as the activities of specific United States Pension Funds and their investments. Archives are available in this content silo (which are permanently maintained).

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State of Michigan Retirement System Boosts Stock Position in Corteva (NYSE:CTVA)   
August 04, 2020
Source: modernreaders.com - State of Michigan Retirement System increased its position in shares of Corteva (NYSE:CTVA) by 11.4% in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.
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Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund Makes New Investment in Zynex Inc. (OTCMKTS:ZYXI)   
August 04, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund bought a new position in shares of Zynex Inc. (OTCMKTS:ZYXI) during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
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US Airways and RSA Reach Promotion Deal   
August 04, 2020
Source: WSFA - Alabama and US Airways are going to be promoting each other. The cross-promotion is the result of the Retirement Systems of Alabama becoming the largest stockholder in the airline. Alabama's ...
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Kansas PERS shifts $50 million to real estate   
August 04, 2020
Source: Pensions&Investments - Kansas Public Employees Retirement System, Topeka, committed up to $50 million to AEW Partners Real Estate Fund IX. The $19.9 billion pension fund's board approved the commitment to the opportunistic real estate fund managed by...
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Former Bridgeport nursing home operator ordered to pay $3M-plus in fraud case   
August 04, 2020
Source: Westfaironline.com - The U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut has approved a consent judgment and order requiring Bridgeport Health Care Center Inc. (BHCC) and its former officer, Chaim Stern, to pay nearly $3.
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Investors Are Clinging to an Outdated Strategy — At the Worst Possible Time   
August 04, 2020
Source: Institutional Investor - At present, the need to rethink basic portfolio construction and risk mitigation is even greater — as rising hope in Modern Monetary Theory to support financial markets is possibly misplaced. At the most recent peak in the...
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Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund Makes New Investment in Retail Properties of America Inc (NYSE:RPAI)   
August 04, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund bought a new position in Retail Properties of America Inc (NYSE:RPAI) during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange...
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New York Common Fund Loses 2.7% in Fiscal Year   
August 04, 2020
Source: Ai-cio.com - The pension plan, which closed its books in March, had incrementally dialed up an allocation to conservative assets.
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FRS Trust Fund approves $200m commitment   
August 03, 2020
Source: infrastructureinvestor - Florida Retirement System Trust Fund has agreed to commit $200m to EIG Global Project Fund V (GPF V), a contact at the pension informed Infrastructure Investor.
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Modine Manufacturing Co. (NYSE:MOD) Shares Purchased by First Quadrant L P CA   
August 03, 2020
Source: modernreaders.com - First Quadrant L P CA boosted its position in Modine Manufacturing Co. (NYSE:MOD) by 674.7% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission.
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Bronner's role slightly changed for some investment procedures   
August 03, 2020
Source: WSFA - MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Starting February 1, Dr. David Bronner, the CEO of the Retirement Systems of Alabama, could no longer use his proxy to sign off on investments on behalf of a committee of ...
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Monster Beverage (NASDAQ:MNST) Upgraded by BidaskClub to “Strong-Buy”   
August 03, 2020
Source: modernreaders.com - BidaskClub upgraded shares of Monster Beverage (NASDAQ:MNST) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report report published on Thursday, BidAskClub reports. A number of other research analysts have also recently...
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Insider Selling: Moderna Inc (NASDAQ:MRNA) CEO Sells 9,000 Shares of Stock   
August 03, 2020
Source: modernreaders.com - CEO Stephane Bancel sold 9,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, July 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $82.00, for a total value of $738,000.
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Insider Selling: 2U Inc (NASDAQ:TWOU) CTO Sells 33,900 Shares of Stock   
August 03, 2020
Source: modernreaders.com - CTO James Kenigsberg sold 33,900 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, July 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $47.00, for a total transaction of $1,593,300.00.
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Insider Buying: Northrim BanCorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:NRIM) Director Acquires 450 Shares of Stock   
August 03, 2020
Source: modernreaders.com - Director Larry S. Cash acquired 450 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, July 31st. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $22.63 per share, with a total value of $10,183.50. Following the transaction,
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Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund Decreases Position in FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR)   
August 03, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund lessened its holdings in FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR) by 6.3% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.
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Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (NYSEARCA:VGK)   
August 03, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (NYSEARCA:VGK) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Friday. Stock traders bought 8,634 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 870% compared to the...
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Rattler Midstream (NASDAQ:RTLR) Downgraded by BidaskClub   
August 03, 2020
Source: modernreaders.com - BidaskClub downgraded shares of Rattler Midstream (NASDAQ:RTLR) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report report published on Thursday, BidAskClub reports. RTLR has been the subject of several other research...
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Knowles Corp (NYSE:KN) Stock Holdings Lessened by Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund   
August 03, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund trimmed its stake in Knowles Corp (NYSE:KN) by 4.2% in the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
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CalPERS, Corruption And Cronyism   
August 02, 2020
Source: Fox&Hounds - A healthy pension fund wouldn’t be making such a risky decision. Still hurting from $100 billion in losses from the Great Recession, CalPERS was bruised again by the coronavirus pandemic. Now, funded at only 71%, it’s...
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Security of Public Employees' Retirement System of Mississippi at risk   
August 02, 2020
Source: The Clarion-Ledger - The Mississippi Public Employees' Retirement System of Mississippi fell $9 billion more into debt before the pandemic and will likely get worse.
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The Carlyle Group Inc. (CG)   
August 02, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - (Bloomberg) -- A raft of U.S. private equity firms backed by the country’s largest endowment and pension funds stands to reap big gains from Ant Group’s highly anticipated initial public offering, even as U.S....
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Public Unions’ Days Numbered   
August 02, 2020
Source: Albuquerque Journal - The New Mexico Public Employees Retirement Association is considering reducing future retirement benefits for more than 54,000 government workers, mostly because of growing concerns about the ...
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Early Retirement Looks Tempting. Too Tempting   
August 02, 2020
Source: Financial Advisor - It’s too early to tell whether the changes are temporary or permanent. Still, as Americans are being forced to alter their lifestyles, some are going a step further, uprooting their careers and, in a few cases,
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James Kenigsberg Sells 33,900 Shares of 2U Inc (NASDAQ:TWOU) Stock   
August 02, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - CTO James Kenigsberg sold 33,900 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, July 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $47.00, for a total transaction of $1,593,300.00. Following the completion of...
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Florida State Board doles out $1.8 billion to managers   
August 02, 2020
Source: Pensions&Investments - Within its strategic investments asset class, the board, which oversees a total of $210.3 billion, including the $166 billion Florida Retirement System, committed $350 million to CVI Credit Value Fund A V, a...
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A Huge Pension Sold Apple, Microsoft and Tesla Stock. Here’s What It Bought.   
August 01, 2020
Source: Barron's - The Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund made some big second-quarter moves in its domestic equities portfolio. Operf, as the pension is known, lowered positions in Apple (ticker: AAPL), Microsoft (MSFT), and Tesla stock...
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New Mexico fund creating panel to monitor board behavior   
August 01, 2020
Source: Pensions&Investments - New Mexico Public Employees Retirement Association, Santa Fe, will establish an oversight committee to monitor trustees for compliance with board policies and procedures following a governance audit. John Melia, chairman of the...
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Your retirement distributions won't be taxed in these states: AARP   
August 01, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - Meanwhile, Illinois, Mississippi and Pennsylvania don’t tax retirement distributions, AARP reported. According to the nonprofit, pensions aren’t taxed in Alabama or Hawaii, bu
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Florida State Board doles out $2 billion to managers   
August 01, 2020
Source: Pensions&Investments - Tallahassee, disclosed $2 billion in manager hires and commitments, said John Kuczwanski, communications manager, in an email. Within its strategic investments asset class, the board, which oversees a total of $210.
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Bridgeport Nursing Home Operator Ordered To Pay $3 Million   
August 01, 2020
Source: Patch - A court has ordered a former Bridgeport nursing home operator to pay more than $3 million to employee health and retirement plans.
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Pennsylvania SERS Cuts Investment Return Rate Assumption to 7%   
August 01, 2020
Source: Ai-cio.com - The annual assumed rate of investment return has been cut to 7% from 7.125%, compounded annually, and the assumed rate of inflation has been lowered to 2.5% from 2.6%, compounded annually. Both assumption changes will become...
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Capital Investment Advisors LLC Grows Stock Position in Mondelez International Inc (NASDAQ:MDLZ)   
August 01, 2020
Source: modernreaders.com - Capital Investment Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of Mondelez International Inc (NASDAQ:MDLZ) by 3.1% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 17,
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Federal Court Orders Millions of Dollars Restored to Connecticut Health and Retirement Plans   
August 01, 2020
Source: Plan - The U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut has ordered the Bridgeport Health Care Center (BHCC), which had operated two former Bridgeport, Connecticut, nursing homes, and former officer Chaim Stern to pay a total of...
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TRD Insights: Here’s what tenants pay at LA’s massive City National Plaza   
August 01, 2020
Source: The Real Deal - City National Plaza office complex in Downtown Los Angeles received a $550 million refinancing from Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs in late March, just as the CMBS market seized up in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
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NYSCRF approves $500m in commitments   
August 01, 2020
Source: infrastructureinvestor - New York State Common Retirement Fund has agreed to commit $250m each to Stonepeak Global Renewables Fund and Stonepeak Infrastructure Fund IV, according to pension's June 2020 meeting minutes.
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Principal Financial Group Inc (NYSE:PFG) Shares Acquired by Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund   
August 01, 2020
Source: modernreaders.com - Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund grew its holdings in Principal Financial Group Inc (NYSE:PFG) by 182.6% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC.
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NEXT Financial Group Inc Reduces Holdings in SPDR Portfolio Short Term Treasury ETF (NYSEARCA:SPTS)   
July 31, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - NEXT Financial Group Inc decreased its holdings in shares of SPDR Portfolio Short Term Treasury ETF (NYSEARCA:SPTS) by 36.0% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC.
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Docs In $5B Facebook-FTC Deal May Need Judge's Scrutiny   
July 31, 2020
Source: Law360 - The law firm is seeking the documents because it is representing the Employees' Retirement System of Rhode Island in a related books-and-records action against Facebook in Delaware's Court of Chancery. In a motion hearing...
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Syneos Health Inc (NASDAQ:SYNH) Shares Sold by Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund   
July 31, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund lessened its position in shares of Syneos Health Inc (NASDAQ:SYNH) by 1.3% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.
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Arizona returns 0.76% for the fiscal year, topping benchmark   
July 31, 2020
Source: Pensions&Investments - Arizona State Retirement System, Phoenix, reported a preliminary net return of 0.76% for the fiscal year ended June 30. The $40.5 billion pension fund’s return exceeded its benchmark of 0.07% by 69 basis points, said David...
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JUVENILE DETENTION DEPUTIES - COEUR D ALENE, IDAHO   
July 31, 2020
Source: PoliceOne - $17.63 + $.50 per hour shift differential · Public Employees Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI), a pension plan with five year vesting, 11.94% employer contribution, and a lifetime payout upon retirement. ·...
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Massachusetts pension posts a pandemic-related private equity loss   
July 31, 2020
Source: Private Equity News - The Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management Board’s private equity portfolio posted an 8.3% loss for the period, but that doesn’t reflect a “permanent impairment to the portfolio,” Michael...
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Pennsylvania State Employees commits $125 million to alternatives   
July 31, 2020
Source: Pensions&Investments - Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System, Harrisburg, made two new commitments totaling up to $125 million. The $29.3 billion pension fund committed up to $75 million to HPS Mezzanine Partners 2019, a global mezzanine debt...
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MassPRIM posts 2.4% return for fiscal year, below its benchmark   
July 31, 2020
Source: Pensions&Investments - Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management Board, Boston, returned a gross 2.4% for the fiscal year ended June 30. The $74.9 billion pension fund's return fell short of its benchmark of 3.9%, according to a report on...
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Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund Cuts Holdings in Fidelity National Financial Inc (NYSE:FNF)   
July 31, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund trimmed its holdings in shares of Fidelity National Financial Inc (NYSE:FNF) by 13.2% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities...
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Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund Has $2.07 Million Position in Marriott International Inc (NASDAQ:MAR)   
July 30, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund cut its stake in shares of Marriott International Inc (NASDAQ:MAR) by 5.9% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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First Trust Advisors LP Grows Stake in Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD)   
July 30, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - First Trust Advisors LP raised its stake in shares of Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD) by 701.5% during the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 343,783 shares of the oil and gas development company’s...
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Stericycle Shareholder Fights $11M Atty Fee Award At 7th Circ.   
July 30, 2020
Source: Law360 - A Stericycle Inc. shareholder is objecting to an $11 million fee award to Bernstein Litowitz and other firms who represented investors in a $45 million settlement with the waste service provider, telling the Seventh...
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Creative Planning Sells 1,570 Shares of Alliant Energy Co. (NYSE:LNT)   
July 30, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Creative Planning lowered its stake in shares of Alliant Energy Co. (NYSE:LNT) by 3.9% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 38,759 shares of the utilities provider’s stock...
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