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Washington Pension Board Declines to Divest From Fossil Fuels

The Washington State Investment Board (WSIB), the entity that handles investments for the state’s pension systems, at its latest board meeting weighed whether to divest from fossil fuel-based companies. The Board ultimately decided against divestment. But the members said they would continue to evaluate whether climate change posed any risk to pension ...
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New Jersey Fund Rakes In Nearly 16 Percent Returns For Year

Amidst all the pension-related turmoil in New Jersey, a piece of bright(er) news: the state’s pension fund raked in double-digit returns for fiscal year 2013-14, which ended June 30. The fund returned more than double the actuarially assumed rate of return, although the S&P 500 returned about 25 percent over the same period. From Bloomberg: New ...
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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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