Public pensions

Oklahoma PERS gains 18% in fiscal year

Oklahoma Public Employees Retirement System, Oklahoma City, returned 18% for the fiscal year ended June 30, outperforming the policy benchmark by 73 basis points, said Tom Spencer, executive director ...

July 21, 2014 | 01:52 pm
Public pension plans take shareholder litigation international

Public pension plans take shareholder litigation international

It was only a matter of time before the litigation portfolios of U.S. public pension funds started catching up with their investment portfolios and spending more time overseas.

July 21, 2014
Texas pension fund executive discusses ins and outs of ETFs

Texas pension fund executive discusses ins and outs of ETFs

Not long after Leighton Shantz joined the $26 billion Employees Retirement System of Texas, Austin, as director of fixed income in April 2012, his review of the nearly $6 billion bond portfolio...

July 21, 2014

GPIF details active equity tally in year of big changes

Japan's 126.6 trillion ($1.25 trillion) Government Pension Investment Fund, Tokyo, in an annual report released July 4, provided a snapshot of leading asset gatherers in a year of extensive changes...

July 21, 2014

Public pension plans reap benefits from Citigroup settlement

State pension funds in California and Illinois are among the recipients of Citigroup Inc.'s $7 billion in fines and consumer relief to resolve government claims that it misled investors about the...

July 21, 2014
Guilty plea opens  new chapter in CalPERS story

Guilty plea opens new chapter in CalPERS story

Former CalPERS CEO Federico R. Buenrostro's guilty plea earlier this month revealed new details and disclosures in the corruption scandal that engulfed the nation's largest defined benefit plan.

July 21, 2014

Louisiana Municipal Police Employees picks high yield, emerging markets debt finalists

Louisiana Municipal Police Employees Retirement System named finalists in its searches for a domestic high-yield fixed-income manager to run about $83 million and an active emerging markets debt...

July 18, 2014 | 02:52 pm

PSP Investment Board returns 16.3% for fiscal year

Public Sector Pension Investment Board, Montreal, returned 16.3% for the fiscal year ended March 31, exceeding its 13.9% policy benchmark, said a recently released annual report.

July 18, 2014 | 02:08 pm

Croydon Pension Fund divests tobacco stocks

London Borough of Croydon Pension Fund, Croydon, England, is divesting its stock in tobacco companies following a decision to move to an ethical investment fund.

July 18, 2014 | 01:34 pm
Video: Florida SBA's Ash Williams talks about the politics of public plans

Video: Florida SBA's Ash Williams talks about the politics of public plans

Ash Williams, CIO of the Florida State Board of Administration, discusses the politics surrounding public retirement plans.

July 17, 2014 | 10:09 am

Pension Protection Fund preps custodian search

Pension Protection Fund expects to launch a search for a custodian in the next few months.

July 17, 2014 | 01:56 pm

District of Columbia OKs international equity, bank loans searches

District of Columbia Retirement Board approved searches for international developed markets equity and bank loans managers at its meeting Thursday.

July 17, 2014 | 04:14 pm

Port of Houston sounds call for investment consultant

Port of Houston Authority of Harris County is searching for an investment consultant for its $163.4 million pension plan and $27.7 million OPEB Trust.

July 17, 2014 | 03:56 pm

Austin Police collars Thompson, Siegel & Walmsley

Austin (Texas) Police Retirement System hired Thompson, Siegel & Walmsley as an international equity manager pending due diligence.

July 17, 2014 | 03:43 pm

Rhode Island Employees charges up MLP search

Rhode Island Employees' Retirement System is searching for at least one manager to run up to $160 million in an unlevered, long-only portfolio of U.S. energy master limited partnerships and related...

July 17, 2014 | 01:03 pm