Arizona Fund’s Strong Performance May Lead To Bigger Retiree Benefits—But Not This Year

Tens of thousands of Arizona retirees were hoping to begin receiving larger benefit checks in the coming months. That may happen eventually for the 120,000 retired members of the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS), but it won’t happen this year. That’s because benefit increases, such as COLA increases, are tied to the fund’s long-term performance. ...

Value of New York City Funds Reach All-Time High After Big Returns

New York City’s pension funds together returned over 17 percent for fiscal year 2013-14, the City’s strongest return since fiscal year 2010-11. As a result, the value of the City’s pension system has reached an all-time high. From Reuters: New York City’s pension system had a banner fiscal year in 2014, increasing its total value to a record ...

New York City Funds Lag Behind on Private Equity Performance

The private equity analytics firm Bison just came out with a list ranking the private equity performance of 50 public pension funds. New York City’s pension funds have been particularly active in PE funds, and are looking to invest even more in the area in coming years. So, how did the city fare? You have to pay to see the full rankings, but the ...
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