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Unions Sue Puerto Rico, Bank Over Mismanagement of Retirement Funds

Two Puerto Rico-based unions representing teachers and state workers on the island have filed suit against the Puerto Rican government and local bank over the mismanagement of their retirement accounts. The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees in Puerto Rico claim that their trust ...
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Public Pension Group Sets Investment Guidelines For Firearms Companies

Some of the biggest state retirement systems from states such as California, Florida, Maryland, Oregon, and Connecticut have joined other institutional and private investors in coming up with a guide to the touchy subject of investments in the civilian firearms industry. Given the massive potential for backlash over investments in gun makers amid growing ...
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Illinois TRS Wants $400M Budget Hike

The Illinois Teachers Retirement Systems will ask the state for more money, an additional 10.6% more in state contributions for 2019 fiscal year which starts July 1, even though its investments yielded more than 8.45% this year. Here is an excerpt from the report filed in Chief Investment Officer: The $51.7 billion Teachers’ Retirement System wants ...
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How a Former NY Pension Director Hid His Pay-to-Play Scheme

Back in 2016, an investment director at the New York State Common Retirement Fund was indicted on charges of steering pension money towards certain brokers in exchange for monetary bribes and drugs, among other things. But how did Navnoor Kang, 37, hide his funneling of millions of dollars in business to two brokers? A report, released by the New York ...
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It’s All In The Fine Print: Will Your Fiduciary Insurance Cover You When You Need It?

Carol Buckmann is an attorney who has practiced in the employee benefits field for over 30 years. This post was originally published at Pensions & Benefits Law. Will that insurer your company has been paying premiums to for all of these years stand behind you if you are sued for ERISA violations?  Have you just been relying on a broker to give ...
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How Many Teachers Deserve Adequate Retirement Benefits? Some? Most? All?

Chad Aldeman is an associate partner at Bellwether Education Partners and a former policy advisor at the U.S. Department of Education. This post was originally published on TeacherPensions.org. How many teachers should be eligible for adequate retirement benefits? My answer is all of them: For every year they work, teachers should accumulate benefits ...
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CalSTRS Appoints New Director Of Corporate Governance

Kirsty Jenkinson will be director of corporate governance for the California State Teachers Retirement System starting in January 2019. She replaces Anne Sheehan who retired in March 2018. More information on Ms. Jenkinson can be found in this report from BusinessWire: Ms. Jenkinson comes to CalSTRS from Wespath Benefits and Investments in Illinois, ...
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The Pension vs. 401k Debate Harms Teachers

This post originally appeared on TeacherPensions.org. Each year, around 150,000 new teachers are hired to work in American public schools. Those teachers might not pay much attention to their retirement except to note that they’re enrolled in their state’s pension plan. A “pension plan” sounds good, safe, and secure, much ...

OTPP Building New Careers?

Leo Kolivakis is a blogger, trader and independent senior pension and investment analyst. This post was originally published at Pension Pulse. Rishika Sadam of Reuters reports, Apollo Global-led investor group to buy CareerBuilder: A group of investors led by U.S. private equity firm Apollo Global Management LLC (APO) and Ontario Teachers’ Pension ...

Maverick CalPERS Board Member Won’t Run Again

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 member J.J. Jelincic, known for being reprimanded by fellow board members and asking frequent and detailed questions about agenda items, was expected to seek a third ...
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