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Police, Fire Pension Fund Assets Top $1 Billion

The assets of the pension fund recently topped $1 billion for the first time in its history.

09.15.21
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The State Pension Funding Gap: Plans Have Stabilized In Wake Of Pandemic

The nation’s state retirement systems finished the 2021 fiscal year in their best condition since the Great Recession of 2007-09.

09.15.21
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NJ’s Public Pension Fund Is Healthier. What’s Next?

NJ’s public-worker pension system has been boosed by bigger state contributions and the stock market. But it’s a long way from 100% funding.

09.15.21
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Achieving Financial Equity And Justice For HBCUs

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are having more than a moment, and they are finally getting recognition for the contributions they have made to this country.

09.15.21
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Pimco Sets Its Sights On Commercial Real Estate

As the Covid-19 pandemic reduces property values, the bond investor pursues higher yields by acquiring hotels and office buildings.

09.15.21
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Retirement Plan Study Finds Benefits To Using A Single Recordkeeper

Respondents with one provider reported time savings of 17% to as much as 50%, Principal Financial Group found.

09.13.21
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Chicago Park District ‘Reform’ Bill Puts Pension Costs On Taxpayers

House Bill 417 falls far short of the structural reforms Illinois pension systems require. A constitutional amendment is needed after courts blocked a real reform effort in 2018.

09.13.21
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World’s Largest 300 Pension Funds’ AUM Surge 11.5% In 2020

The sovereign wealth funds of Japan and Norway remain the two biggest in the world.

09.13.21
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Learning From The Latest SEC Cybersecurity Enforcement

Three new U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement actions, charging eight separate financial firms with violations of Regulation S-P, indicate a seismic shift in SEC focus and provide a slew of critical takeaways for any SEC-registered entity, says cybersecurity consultant John Reed Stark.

09.13.21
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State Teachers Retirement System Of Ohio Resorts To Pension Theatre To Defend Costly Secretive Investments

Public pensions facing growing public scrutiny and criticism over mismanagement of investments are increasingly resorting to “pension theatre.”

09.13.21