Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund

Public pension funds taking a new look at return assumptions

Concerns about the investment horizon are leading executives at some public pension plans to scale back or consider reducing their assumed rate of return.

August 10, 2015 | 12:01 am
Investments in energy up despite freefall in prices

Investments in energy up despite freefall in prices

As low oil and gas prices are cutting into alternative investment returns, some investors are doubling down, pouring more capital into the sector.

July 27, 2015
Oregon Public Retirement could hike renewable energy investments

Oregon Public Retirement could hike renewable energy investments

Oregon State Treasurer Ted Wheeler is seeking an increase in renewable energy investments by the $71 billion Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund.

July 10, 2015 | 05:21 pm

Oregon puts $500 million with Blackstone Capital Partners VII

Oregon Investment Council, which runs the $70.3 billion Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Salem, committed up to $500 million to private equity fund Blackstone Capital Partners VII.

May 18, 2015 | 12:28 pm

Oregon top court curbs legislative cuts to pension benefits

Oregon’s highest court curbed, but didn’t eliminate, public-sector pension benefit cuts aimed at saving cities, counties and school districts millions of dollars in annual payments.

May 01, 2015 | 12:44 pm
Oregon Investment Council tables decision to increase liquid alternatives allocation

Oregon Investment Council tables decision to increase liquid alternatives allocation

Oregon Investment Council tabled a decision on whether to adopt a new target asset allocation that would reduce private equity and increase liquid alternatives.

March 13, 2015 | 02:59 pm

Oregon Investment Council plots up to $2 billion in alts commitments, adopts ESG criteria

Oregon Investment Council, Tigard, which manages the $70 billion Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Salem, in 2015 expects to make $1.5 billion to $2 billion in commitments to its alternatives...

December 05, 2014 | 02:17 pm

Oregon Investment Council sets $2 billion for Dimensional

Oregon Investment Council which runs the $68.2 billion Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, invested $2 billion with Dimensional Fund Advisors for a domestic large-cap core...

September 30, 2014 | 03:15 pm

Oregon PERS taps new executive director

Steve Rodeman, was named executive director of the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System, Tigard, starting on Nov. 1.

September 29, 2014 | 04:06 pm

Oregon Investment Council commits up to $950 million

Oregon Investment Council, Tigard, which manages the $70 billion Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Salem, made up to $950 million in commitments to alternatives funds, said Michael Cox,...

August 21, 2014 | 04:06 pm

Oregon PERS executive director to retire Dec. 1

Paul Cleary, executive director of the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System, will retire on Dec. 1.

August 15, 2014 | 03:07 pm

Oregon 457 plan adds real return option

Oregon Investment Council, Tigard, added a real return investment option and switched some equity managers for the state's $1.6 billion 457 plan

August 11, 2014 | 01:34 pm

Oregon Investment Council puts $400 million toward alternatives

Oregon Investment Council, Tigard, which runs the $70 billion Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, committed $200 million each to Global Infrastructure Partners Capital Solutions ...

August 08, 2014 | 04:10 pm

Oregon Investment Council commits $250 million to Energy & Minerals Group

Oregon Investment Council, Tigard, which runs the $66.5 billion Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Salem, committed up to $250 million to Energy & Minerals Group Fund III.

May 02, 2014 | 03:48 pm
Oregon Investment Council backs bill to create independent investment agency

Oregon Investment Council backs bill to create independent investment agency

A bill backed by the Oregon Investment Council that would establish the Oregon Investment Department as a new independent public investment agency was introduced Monday in the Oregon Legislature...

February 03, 2014 | 05:59 pm