California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS)

Denver Employees terminates Smith Graham bond portfolio

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Denver Employees Retirement Plan terminated core fixed-income manager Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors
McKesson shareholders reject executive compensation package

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At least five large pension funds voted 'no' along with a majority of other shareholders on McKesson's executive compensation program.
Timber, agriculture cycles forcing firms to examine new avenues

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Real assets managers, particularly in timber and agriculture, are entering a rocky period.
Class-action lawsuits face tougher road after court ruling, federal positions

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Class-action lawsuits are key legal tools for investors, but a recent Supreme Court decision and government positions could make them harder to pursue.
CalPERS wants a place for 'in-between' managers

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CalPERS has set aside $7 billion to give to smaller managers who are eligible to graduate from its emerging managers program.
CalPERs puts its forestland portfolio up for review

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CalPERS is examining the role timberland plays in the $323.6 billion pension fund's portfolio.
CIO Eliopoulos sees direct investment in CalPERS' future

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CIO Theodore Eliopoulos wants CalPERS to begin a direct investment program within the next several years.
CalPERS reports 11.2% return for fiscal year

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CalPERS reported a preliminary net return of 11.2% on its investments in the fiscal year ended June 30.
Shareholder activism moving beyond hedge funds — report

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Shareholder activism has evolved into a widely accepted approach to investing from a niche strategy pursued by a small number of hedge funds.

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CalPERS is searching for so-called transition equity and private equity managers, part of a new $7 billion program.
Investor coalition calls for SEC to require human capital management disclosures

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A coalition of 25 institutional investors has submitted a petition to the SEC calling for listed companies to be required to disclose information on human capital management and practices.
Supreme Court rejects CalPERS class-action argument

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The Supreme Court limited the time investors have to decide whether to join securities class-action lawsuits.