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NJ Poised To Spin Off Investment Management for Public Safety Pension

New Jersey currently places the assets of all its pension systems in a $71 billion pool, which is managed by the State Investment Council. But that could change this week. A bill in the state legislature, which has gained bi-partisan support thus far, would spin off the investment management of the assets of the Police and Firemen’s Retirement System. Public ...

OPTrust Punching Above its Weight?

Leo Kolivakis is a blogger, trader and independent senior pension and investment analyst. This post was originally published at Pension Pulse. Kirk Falconer of PE Hub Network reports, OPTrust punches above its weight with private equity strategy: OPTrust has greatly expanded its private equity program, deploying a strategy that gives the mid-sized ...

Paper Argues Full Pension Funding Not Needed

Reporter Ed Mendel covered the California capitol in Sacramento for nearly three decades, most recently for the San Diego Union-Tribune. More stories are at Calpensions.com. A paper issued by Stanford graduates seven years ago helped shift public focus to what critics call a “hidden” pension debt. Now a paper issued by UC Berkeley’s Haas Institute ...

CPPIB Looking to Raise its Stake in China?

Leo Kolivakis is a blogger, trader and independent senior pension and investment analyst. This post was originally published at Pension Pulse. Geoff Cutmore and Nyshka Chandran of CNBC report, Canada Pension Plan looks to raise its bet on China: China’s gradual market liberalization may be good news for Canadian pensioners. Canada Pension Plan ...

CalPERS Cuts LA Works Pensions: Who’s at Fault?

Reporter Ed Mendel covered the California Capitol in Sacramento for nearly three decades, most recently for the San Diego Union-Tribune. More stories are at Calpensions.com. CalPERS board members voted last week to cut the pensions of about 200 former employees of a disbanded job-training agency known as LA Works, unless the four founding cities agree ...

Caisse, CPPIB Invest in Asian Warehouses?

Leo Kolivakis is a blogger, trader and independent senior pension and investment analyst. This post was originally published at Pension Pulse. Reuters reports, Canada pension funds to invest in Singapore, Indonesia warehouses: Canada’s two biggest pension funds have agreed to partner with LOGOS, a real estate logistics operator, to invest in ...

California Payroll Retirement Savings Plan Can Take Hit

Reporter Ed Mendel covered the California Capitol in Sacramento for nearly three decades, most recently for the San Diego Union-Tribune. More stories are at Calpensions.com. A Secure Choice lawyer thinks private-sector employees can still be automatically enrolled in the new state retirement savings plan, even if the Republican-controlled Congress repeals ...

PBGC Running Out of Cash?

Leo Kolivakis is a blogger, trader and independent senior pension and investment analyst. This post was originally published at Pension Pulse. Ginger Adams Otis of the New York Daily News reports, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation running out of cash to cover union pension funds (h/t, Suzanne Bishopric): The clock is ticking for 71 penniless union ...
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World’s Largest Pension Posts Record-Breaking Quarter

Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) — the world’s largest pension fund — posted a $92 billion gain in the 4th quarter of 2016, fund officials said on Thursday. The gain — 8 percent — is the largest quarterly return in the history of Japanese pension investing, in terms of dollar amount. And it comes ...

PBGC Running Out of Cash?

Leo Kolivakis is a blogger, trader and independent senior pension and investment analyst. This post was originally published at Pension Pulse. Ginger Adams Otis of the New York Daily News reports, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation running out of cash to cover union pension funds (h/t, Suzanne Bishopric): The clock is ticking for 71 penniless union ...
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