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Illinois Gov. Rauner Would Fine Schools For “Spiking” Pensions

Illinois public schools that hand out late-career pay raises could be subject to heightened penalties under the Rauner administration. Gov. Bruce Rauner this week laid out a series of pension-related measures as part of his budget proposal; among them was the idea of levying a penalty on schools that give late-career raises to teachers. Illinois already ...
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More European Pensions To Move Into Real Assets, Says Study

The coming years will find European institutional investors increasingly turning to real assets, according to new research from alternative asset manager Aquila Capital. The new paper, titled Real Assets – The New Mainstream, predicts that investors will turn to real assets and equities and bonds will become less attractive. Details from a press ...
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New York City Pension Wants In On Lawsuit Against Real Estate Firm Accused of Inflating Prices

The New York City retirement system is attempting to join a lawsuit already being brought by two pension funds against a real estate firm that allegedly inflated its performance figures. The two pension funds already heading the case, State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio (STRS) and the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS), are claiming ...
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Institutional Investors Keeping Close Eye on Oil As Prices Continue To Slide

The price of oil dropped below $45 per barrel on Tuesday, and many Americans are undoubtedly enjoying the price drop – at least when they are filling up at the pump. But the drop is causing “a lot of concern” for institutional investors, according to a Pensions & Investment report. From Pensions & Investments: The impact of low oil prices ...
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Probe of Petrobras Turns to Pension Fund

An investigation into corruption at Petrobras, Brazil’s state-run oil company, has taken a new turn: investigators are now looking into the company’s pension fund, although details are unknown. From Reuters: Brazil’s state-run oil company Petrobras on Monday said a growing corruption scandal may implicate its employee pension fund and has ...
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The Dutch Pension System’s “Hidden Risk”

The Dutch pension system has been getting lots of press in recent days – a recent New York Times report and a PBS documentary from last year have espoused the virtues of the system, which covers 90 percent of workers while remaining well-funded. But the system carries a “hidden risk” for participants. Allison Schrager explains in BusinessWeek: Compared ...
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