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Pension Asset Growth Outpaced GDP Over Last 10 Years

The value of U.S. pension assets has outpaced GDP growth over the last decade, according to data from Towers Watson. In that time frame, pension assets have grown at a rate twice that of the country’s GDP. From the Wall Street Journal: Pension investments in stocks, bonds, cash and alternative assets such as real estate have surged relative to the ...
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Thailand’s Biggest Pension Looks to Slash Bond Allocation

Thailand’s largest public pension fund is looking to slash its bond allocation (which currently sits at 77 percent of the fund’s assets) and invest a higher percentage of assets in equities and alternatives. Yields on Thai government debt are at their lowest levels since 2009. More from Bloomberg: Thailand’s biggest government pension fund ...
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Chart: Comparing CalPERS to the Endowment Index

The Endowment Index represents the asset allocation and returns of the world’s largest institutional investors. The this chart [above], you can compare the asset allocation and 10-year returns of CalPERS to other massive institutional investors. This chart represents CalPERS’ allocation before its hedge fund exit, which is an ongoing process. More ...
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New Jersey Lawmaker Pushes For Stricter Pay-To-Play Rules For Pension Investments

SEC rules prevent pension funds from investing with firms that have made political contributions to politicians with any control over the pension fund’s investment decisions. But a New Jersey Senator wants the state to go even further. Reported by NorthJersey.com: The law that restricts the state pension fund from investing in firms whose investment ...
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Is Now the Time For Pension Funds To Push Back On Fees?

CalPERS cut ties with hedge funds because, among other reasons, the fees associated with those investments. Some money managers and pension fund staff are saying that now is the perfect time for other pension funds to speak up about their aversion to fee-heavy investments. The managers told Reuters: “Pension funds and everyone else would be remiss ...
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Advisors, Fund Managers React To CalPERS’ Hedge Fund Pullout

We’ve heard what CalPERS officials had to say about the decision to cut ties with hedge funds. But how are advisors and fund managers within the industry reacting to the news? A few anonymous hedge fund advisors have claimed that CalPERS’ problem wasn’t hedge funds as an asset class—the problem was that the pension fund was bad at picking which ...
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Union Files Ethics Complaint Over New Jersey Pension Investments

New Jersey’s largest union, New Jersey AFL-CIO, has filed an ethics complaint with the state regarding the entity that oversees the state’s pension investments – the State Investment Council – and the man that chairs the Council – Robert Grady. The union alleges that politics have played a large role in the state’s pension investments, ...
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