California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS)

CFTC proposal holds harsh surprise for asset owners

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A part of the latest CFTC proposal for speculative position limits on certain physical commodities could make it difficult for asset owners to comply.
BlackRock shareholders approve executive compensation by 90% vote

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Over opposition, BlackRock shareholders ratify compensation for Chairman and CEO Laurence Fink and four other executives at the firm's annual meeting.
CalPERS, other pension funds again urge Old Republic International to adopt proxy access

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CalPERS is urging Old Republic International shareholders to vote in favor of a proxy-access proposal at the insurance underwriting company's annual meeting.
Charles Schwab shareholders approve proxy access

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Charles Schwab Corp. shareholders approved a pension fund-led proxy access proposal that would allow shareholders to nominate company directors.
Shareholders pass climate change risk disclosure proposal at PPL Corp.

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Shareholders voted in favor of a climate change risk disclosure proposal at PPL Corp.'s annual meeting Wednesday.
CalPERS officials say combining private, global equity benchmarks would help staff

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CalPERS proposes combining its private equity and global equity benchmarks to ease pressure on private equity staff from feeling obligated to make private equity investments.
Occidental Petroleum shareholders pass climate change disclosure proposal

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Occidental Petroleum shareholders approve a climate change disclosure proposal led by CalPERS and other investors at the company's annual meeting.
California governor's latest budget proposal doubles pension contribution to CalPERS

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California Gov. Edmund G. “Jerry” Brown Jr. proposes a revised state budget that would double the state's contribution to CalPERS.
VW shareholders approve compensation system despite pension fund opposition

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Shareholders OK a new compensation system for Volkswagen's board and discharge all management board and supervisory board members from responsibility on actions over the past year.
Bombardier chairman to shift to non-executive role

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Pierre Beaudoin, executive chairman of Bombardier Inc., plans to step down June 30 but will remain on the company's board despite opposition from some large institutional investors.
 CalPERS, other pension funds call for climate change disclosure at Occidental

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CalPERS urges Occidental Petroleum shareholders to vote in favor of a climate change disclosure proposal at the company's upcoming annual meeting.
CalPERS, CalSTRS outline diversity efforts at forum

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As CalPERS reduces its number of external managers, the pension fund says it remains committed to racial and gender diversity among its managers.
CalPERS pays $1.47 billion in portfolio management costs, in line with previous fiscal year

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CalPERS paid $1.473 billion to manage its portfolio in the fiscal year ended June 30, $11 million less than the previous fiscal year.
CalPERS board member disciplined for violating confidentiality rules

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CalPERS board member J.J. Jelincic was found to have violated the retirement system board's confidentiality rules by board President Rob Feckner.
IBM shareholders narrowly approve executive compensation, proxy access

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IBM shareholders ratified the compensation of CEO Virginia Rometty and other top executives by a 54.3% vote, with opposition from a number of large pension funds.