Public pensions

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Texas Permanent School Fund steers $400 million to three real estate funds.
TSP modernization bill introduced in House

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Federal employees would gain more flexibility with their Thrift Savings Plan accounts under bipartisan legislation introduced Friday.

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Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association committed up to $100 million to Glendon Opportunities Fund II.

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Civil Aviation Authority hired KPMG as actuary for its retirement plans.

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The $47.3 billion Illinois Teachers' Retirement System approved or ratified investments or commitments totaling about $1.5 billion to 11 managers.

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Benjamin Huxen II was named executive director/general counsel of the $1.9 billion Louisiana Municipal Police Employees Retirement System.

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Hawaii Employees' Retirement System commits $100 million total to two real estate funds.
Public pension liabilities vastly outpacing contributions despite higher payments — report

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Contributions to public pension plans have increased in recent years, but their unfunded liabilities have increased more.

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Tallahassee Pension Plan made four new commitments totaling $85 million.
Chicago Firemen's fund puts Epoch on watch

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Chicago Firemen's Annuity & Benefit Fund put international smidcap value equity manager Epoch Investment Partners on watch.

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Chicago Public School Teachers' Pension & Retirement Fund hired Pantheon Ventures for a private equity separate account.

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San Francisco City & County Employees' Retirement System made an up to $100 million investment in its hedge fund portfolio and two $25 million commitments in natural resources and private equity...

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Pennsylvania Public School Employees' Retirement System committed a total of $1 billion to six managers.

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Bethlehem Aggregated Pension Plan is seeking group annuity quotations and consulting services to advise on its officers and employees plan, which is frozen.
Arkansas Teachers sue Alon, Delek over acquisition of Alon stock

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The Arkansas Teacher Retirement System filed a class-action lawsuit against Alon USA Energy Inc. and Delek US Holdings Inc. for allegedly breaching their fiduciary duties in a proposed sale.