Public pensions

San Bernardino County commits to credit fund

San Bernardino County (Calif.) Employees’ Retirement Association committed €25 million ($28.5 million) to the Alcentra Strategic Credit Fund.

August 25, 2015 | 03:50 pm

Spokane Employees conducting invitation-only international small-cap search

Spokane (Wash.) Employees’ Retirement System is conducting an invitation-only search for an active international small-cap equity manager.

August 25, 2015 | 03:45 pm

Denver Employees slates $40 million for energy fund

Denver Employees Retirement Plan committed $40 million to Kayne Anderson Energy Fund VII, subject to successful contract negotiations.

August 25, 2015 | 02:04 pm
Oklahoma Firefighters reports 5.73% return for fiscal year

Oklahoma Firefighters reports 5.73% return for fiscal year

Oklahoma Firefighters Pension & Retirement System, Oklahoma City, returned a net 5.73% for the fiscal year ended June 30.

August 25, 2015 | 09:52 am

Maine PERS commits to 2 funds

Maine Public Employees Retirement System, Augusta, made two new commitments totaling up to $100 million, said James Bennett, deputy chief investment officer, in an e-mail.

August 24, 2015 | 12:41 pm

Oklahoma Public Employees records 3.23% for fiscal year

Oklahoma Public Employees Retirement System, Oklahoma City, returned 3.23%, gross of fees, for the fiscal year ended June 30, surpassing its policy benchmark by 46 basis points.

August 24, 2015 | 03:38 pm

Dallas Police & Fire Pension System names first CIO

James A. Perry was named chief investment officer of the Dallas Police & Fire Pension System, effective Sept. 1, the pension fund announced Monday.

August 24, 2015 | 04:19 pm

PPF signs Pramerica for direct lending

Pension Protection Fund, London, hired Pramerica Investment Management to run a direct lending portfolio.

August 24, 2015 | 04:09 pm

Omaha fund drops SSARIS on advice of consultant

Omaha (Neb.) Civilian Employees' Retirement System terminated SSARIS Advisors from a $19 million hedge fund-of-funds portfolio, said Buster Brown, chairman of the board of trustees.

August 24, 2015 | 03:58 pm

San Mateo County earmarks $15 million for agricultural and commodities fund

San Mateo County Employees' Retirement Association, Redwood City, Calif., committed $15 million to a private equity fund managed by Blue Road Capital

August 24, 2015 | 03:11 pm
Seattle City Employees fund trawling for non-core real estate firms

Seattle City Employees fund trawling for non-core real estate firms

Seattle City Employees' Retirement System is conducting an invitation-only search for non-core real estate managers, Jason Malinowski, chief investment officer, said in an e-mail.

August 24, 2015 | 12:52 pm
China OKs stock investment for public pension fund

China OKs stock investment for public pension fund

The Chinese government will allow its basic pension fund to invest in new assets, including domestic stock markets, said the official press agency of the People's Republic of China.

August 24, 2015 | 12:27 pm
When the going gets tough, the tough get . . . reading

When the going gets tough, the tough get . . . reading

David B. Wescoe, interim CEO of the San Diego County Employees Retirement Association, knows times are stressful at the $10.6 billion pension fund.

August 24, 2015
North Carolina posts 2.3% fiscal year return on strength of non-core real estate portfolio

North Carolina posts 2.3% fiscal year return on strength of non-core real estate portfolio

North Carolina Retirement Systems, Raleigh, returned a net 2.3% for the fiscal year ended June 30, 80 basis points above its benchmark, the pension fund reported Friday.

August 21, 2015 | 02:43 pm

South Carolina Retirement returns 1.6% in latest fiscal year

South Carolina Retirement System returned 1.6% net of fees in the fiscal year ended June 30, topping its policy benchmark by 39 basis points, but significantly trailing the 15.3% net return for the...

August 21, 2015 | 02:52 pm