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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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Allianz, CalPERS intend to cut portfolio emissions by 2025   
October 21, 2021
Source: Pensions&Investments - Allianz and CalPERS are part of a group of pension funds and investment firms that intend to cut the emissions of their portfolio holdings.
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Allianz, Calpers to Cut Portfolio Emissions by Up to 30% by 2025   
October 20, 2021
Source: Bloomberg - California Public Employees’ Retirement System, intend to have cut the emissions of their portfolio holdings by at least 25%. The targets, which cover publicly-traded equities,
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Citadel Takes SEC To Court To Protect “Millions Of Retail Investors”   
October 20, 2021
Source: The Tokenist - Citadel Securities, the well-known market maker in the Robinhood/GameStop drama, is heading towards a collision with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). On October 25th, both parties have a court date to settle a...
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CalSTRS seeks ESG-focused equity managers   
October 20, 2021
Source: Pensions&Investments - CalSTRS is searching for active sustainability-focused public equity managers. The $312.2 billion California State Teachers' Retirement System, West Sacramento, is seeking one or more money managers to run public equity...
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City Council Corner: Paying Down the Pension Debt   
October 19, 2021
Source: San Clemente Times - Laura Ferguson By Councilmember Laura Ferguson This year’s long-term financial plan included a paper on the city's unfunded CalPERS pension liability that
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Check out our searchable database of the highest paid California employees   
October 19, 2021
Source: The Business Journals - Apparently, it pays to be chief investment officer at @CalSTRS. See exactly how much via our searchable database of state worker salaries.
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Chipotle shareholders vote for more power to pick board   
October 19, 2021
Source: Yahoo Finance - While the entire board was reelected, three members received unusually low numbers of votes. The New York City Pension Funds, which sponsored the successful proxy access proposal, had predicted that the vote would be a referendum...
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CalPERS, CalSTRS to start reporting on emerging or diverse asset managers   
October 16, 2021
Source: Pensions&Investments - CalPERS and CalSTRS must report the participation of emerging or diverse asset managers in their investment portfolios starting in 2023.
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CalPERS moves corporate governance chief to global equity post   
October 16, 2021
Source: Pensions&Investments - Simiso Nzima was named managing investment director of global equity at the California Public Employees' Retirement System.
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Fort Bragg authorizes bonds to repay CalPERS debt   
October 14, 2021
Source: Fort Bragg Advocate-News - On October 12, the Fort Bragg City Council authorized the sale of lease revenue bonds to raise $11 million. The raised funds have two proposed purposes: restructure Fort Bragg’s debt with CalPERS,
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Reliance Industries backs appointment of Saudi Aramco chairman on board   
October 13, 2021
Source: Business Today - Billionaire Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries Ltd on Wednesday defended the appointment of Saudi Aramco Chairman Yasir Al-Rumayyan on the company board, saying all regulatory criteria for his ...
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Tesla, Inc. (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk Hosts 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders Conference (Transcript)   
October 13, 2021
Source: Seeking Alpha - Thank you. Good afternoon, Chair Denholm, board members and fellow shareholders. The New York City pension funds are long-term Tesla shareholders with roughly 1.3 million shares, representing ...
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CalPERS, Carlyle lead investor group in global push on ESG reporting   
October 11, 2021
Source: dealstreetasia - A group of global private equity firms and pensions funds managing over $4 trillion in assets have joined hands to standardize reporting on environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance of portfolio companies.
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Garcia’s Take: Calpers Adds Managers, and Challenges, in Push to Diversify   
October 10, 2021
Source: Wall Street Journal - The $479.7 billion California Public Employees’ Retirement System, known as Calpers, is investing in more strategies focused on growth and venture investments as part of a plan to boost long ...
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Public Agency Risks Grow Under New Calif. Pension Law   
October 09, 2021
Source: Law360 - Most public agencies will likely face reimbursement demands from the California Public Employees' Retirement System under a new state law that shifts the costs of reporting errors from retirees to employers,
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NYSCRF, MetLife create third core US real estate venture   
October 09, 2021
Source: IPE - New York State Common Retirement Fund (NYSCRF) has expanded its US real estate investment joint venture with the asset management arm of insurer MetLife. The $268bn (€232.5bn) pension fund said it investing $300m for a 49.
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NYSCRF, MetLife create third core US real estate investment venture   
October 09, 2021
Source: IPE - New York State Common Retirement Fund (NYSCRF) has expanded its US real estate investment joint venture with the asset management arm of insurer MetLife. The $268bn (€232.5bn) pension fund said it investing $300m for a 49.
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2 real estate funds exceed targets   
October 08, 2021
Source: Pensions&Investments - Harrison Street and Ares Management announced closings of real estate funds that exceeded their fundraising targets.
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Why transparency is important for CalPERS   
October 07, 2021
Source: top1000funds.com - Anne Simpson, managing investment director, board governance and sustainability tells Amanda White why transparency is so important at CalPERS and what the fund is doing to improve it.
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CalPERS, CalSTRS to start reporting on emerging or diverse asset managers   
October 06, 2021
Source: Pensions&Investments - CalPERS and CalSTRS must report the participation of emerging or diverse asset managers in their investment portfolios starting in 2023.
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Protecting Our Planet: Role of Business & Investing with Mark Carney & Anne Simpson   
October 06, 2021
Source: Washington Post - Corporations across the world have made bold commitments around sustainable investing and business. On Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 10:00 a.m. ET, Mark Carney, U.N. special envoy on climate action and finance,
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Is Climate Change a Long-Term Alpha Generator' One CIO Believes So   
October 05, 2021
Source: Nasdaq - CalSTRS CIO Christopher Ailman recently said on CNBC’s “Delivering Alpha” that he believes climate change to be a “mega-trend that if you take advantage of it, and get ahead of it, it’s going to be...
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Calpers' CEO Frost Hopes COP26 Yields More Green-Investing Data   
October 05, 2021
Source: U.S. News & World Report - Corporations have space to offer statements that sound ambitious but don't stand up to scrutiny, Frost said. In some instances, "You ask three probing questions and it all rather dissolves," she said.
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REUTERS IMPACT Calpers' CEO Frost hopes COP26 yields more green-investing data   
October 05, 2021
Source: Reuters - An upcoming United Nations climate summit will give world leaders a chance to push for standardized measures of areas like corporate carbon emissions, the head of the largest U.S. pension fund said on Monday.
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Energy Prices Spike as Producers Worry Over Pandemic and Climate   
October 05, 2021
Source: New York Times - Even as more costly fuel poses political risks for President Biden, oil companies and OPEC are not eager to produce more because they worry prices will drop.
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KKR raises $4.3bn for U.S. real estate-focused fund   
October 05, 2021
Source: Opalesque - Global investment firm KKR closed a $4.3 billion fund dedicated to investing in underperforming real estate mainly in the United States. The KKR Real Estate Partners Americas III (REPA III) will focus on all commercial real...
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CalSTRS’ plan for its net zero plan   
October 05, 2021
Source: top1000funds.com - CalSTRS has been a leading light in ESG integration in the US but its board has been slow to adopt a net zero pledge, with internal debate centred around the most motivating factors to achieve net zero.
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Consider leverage to avoid lowering return rates   
October 04, 2021
Source: Pensions&Investments - Unless interest rate or other assumptions change significantly, other plans will have to cut their assumptions, but how much'
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PE Panorama: With new plans, CalPERS takes a better approach to private equity   
October 04, 2021
Source: Asia Asset Management - California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS), the biggest pension fund in the US, is about to ramp up its human resources to support larger commitments to alternatives and private assets,
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California's largest pension system wants to make more private-equity bets and has big hiring plans to do it   
October 03, 2021
Source: Business Insider - CalPERS' CEO Marcie Frost is looking to build out its private equity allocation from 8% to up to 13% and rebuild its private debt program.
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CalPERS ‘watchdog’ loses reelection bid as union-backed candidates claim pension board seats   
October 02, 2021
Source: Sacramento Bee on MSN.com - Two union-backed candidates won election to the CalPERS Board of Administration, the retirement system announced Friday. Incumbent David Miller, an environmental scientist and former president of the state scientists’ union,
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PE Daily: Private-Equity Replication Funds Draw Interest | Carlyle and Calpers Lead New ESG Standards Effort   
October 02, 2021
Source: Wall Street Journal - Today our Luis Garcia takes a look at a new strategy being offered, mainly to institutional investors, as a way to replicate private-equity returns through portfolios of publicly traded stocks, but at a lower cost and with...
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Controller Yee: Time To Shift Culture To Close Diversity Gap At Private Equity Firms   
October 02, 2021
Source: Pros - According to long-standing research by McKinsey & Company, public companies in the top quartile for gender diversity were 25 percent more likely to outperfo
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Ben and Jerry’s Israel Boycott Could Come Back to Bite Them   
October 01, 2021
Source: The National Interest - Investment in Ben & Jerry’s—the progressive bastion of ice cream—is beginning to melt away as red, blue, and purple states are scooping pension dollars out of the firm.
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Calpers, Carlyle in ESG Data Push for $4 Trillion of Funds   
October 01, 2021
Source: BloombergQuint - The California Public Employees’ Retirement System and Carlyle Group Inc. helped rally a group of more than a dozen investors to share and privately aggregate information related to emissions, diversity and the treatment of...
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Avoiding lowering return assumptions through leverage'   
October 01, 2021
Source: Pensions&Investments - New York State Common Retirement Fund announced on Aug. 25 a reduction in its assumed rate of return to 5.9% from 6.8%. “The intent is to set realistic return assumptions that result in stable contribution rates at a...
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Covered California, CalPERS and Purchaser Business Group on Health to Launch Sweeping Quality ...   
October 01, 2021
Source: Associated Press - Covered California, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) and the Purchaser Business Group on Health (PBGH) are partnering to launch a pilot program to promote improvement in primary care which will...
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Calpers, Carlyle in ESG data push   
October 01, 2021
Source: InvestmentNews - Investors overseeing more than $4 trillion, led by Calpers and Carlyle, are banding together to standardize ESG data on portfolio companies.
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CalPERS, Carlyle lead initiative for standardized ESG reporting   
October 01, 2021
Source: Pensions&Investments - CalPERS and Carlyle Group are leading a group of investors with $4 trillion in assets to create a standardized set of ESG metrics.
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Covered California, CalPERS team up to make sure your needs are met at your doctor’s office   
October 01, 2021
Source: Sacramento Bee - Three health care industry heavyweights will work together to improve the quality of the day-to-day care that Californians receive at their doctor’s offices as part of a pilot program they announced Thursday.
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CalPERS, Carlyle lead global push on ESG reporting   
October 01, 2021
Source: Reuters on MSN.com - A group of global private equity firms and pensions funds managing over $4 trillion in assets have joined hands to standardize reporting on environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance of portfolio companies.
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Reliance backs appointment of Aramco chairman on board   
September 30, 2021
Source: The Financial Express - The CalSTRS, a shareholder of Reliance, had last week decided to vote against the move based on US proxy advisory research firm Glass Lewis' recommendation.
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I'm not seeing a bubble in ESG investing, says CalSTRS CIO   
September 30, 2021
Source: CNBC on MSN.com - CalSTRS CIO Christopher Ailman joins Delivering Alpha to discuss ESG investing, whether there's a bubble and how to tell whether a company is sincere in its efforts.
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The head of CalPERS lays out the $487 billion pension system's private equity investment expansion   
September 30, 2021
Source: Business Insider on MSN.com - CalPERS' CEO Marcie Frost is looking to build out its private equity allocation from 8% to up to 13% and rebuild its private debt program.
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Calpers, Carlyle Ignite ESG Data Push for $4 Trillion of Funds   
September 30, 2021
Source: Yahoo Finance - Calpers CEO Marcie Frost said she would like to see these metrics expand to include data such as C-suite diversity and employee satisfaction. Frost said one goal is to see how this information contributes to financial performance...
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Climate change will be an alpha generator for the next four decades, says CalSTRS CIO   
September 30, 2021
Source: CNBC - ESG is booming and while the energy transition offers opportunities, investors need to make data-based decisions when looking at sustainable funds.
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Reliance backs appointment of Aramco chairman Yasir on company board   
September 30, 2021
Source: The Tribune - Billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries Ltd on Wednesday defended the appointment of Saudi Aramco Chairman Yasir Al-Rumayyan on the company board, saying all regulatory criteria for his appointment as an independent...
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Reliance Industries backs appointment of Aramco chairman on board   
September 30, 2021
Source: cnbctv18 - In a stock exchange filing, Reliance said the appointment will "help strengthen the Board's diversity and skill-sets and benefit Reliance through the transition from oil to chemicals and the aim to achieve Net Carbon Zero by 2035.
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Reliance Industries backs Saudi Aramco chairman as independent director   
September 29, 2021
Source: Business Standard - RIL said in a stock exchange filing that the appointment of Yasir Al-Rumayyan will 'benefit Reliance through the transition from oil to chemicals and the aim to achieve Net Carbon Zero by 2035'
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Mastercard enters BNPL fray — Banks bulk up — CalPERS ramps up PE bets   
September 29, 2021
Source: Business Insider - The top finance news for Sept. 29, including the latest on Mastercard's move into BNPL and banks' surging interest in acquisitions.
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