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June 23, 2017

Illinois Teachers cuts 3 active equity managers

Illinois Teachers terminates three equity managers.

Fewer companies, higher valuations

There were 4,331 U.S. public companies as of the end of 2016. The number was relatively unchanged from the end of 2015, up 50 companies. However, since 2005 the number has declined by a net 814 public companies. Between 2005 and 2010, 866 listed stocks disappeared. In the recession of 2008 and 2009 alone, 708 companies dropped out.

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    Welcome to Illinois sign along U.S. Route 36 at the Illinois/Indiana state line. Getty Images/iStockphoto
    June 23, 2017

    Illinois Teachers cuts 3 active equity managers

    Illinois Teachers terminates three equity managers.

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    There were 4,331 U.S. public companies as of the end of 2016. The number was relatively unchanged from the end of 2015, up 50 companies. However, since 2005 the number has declined by a net 814 public companies. Between 2005 and 2010, 866 listed stocks disappeared. In the recession of 2008 and 2009 alone, 708 companies dropped out.