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New Jersey Ratings Incorporate Pension Woes: S&P

– Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said its ratings and outlooks on New Jersey incorporate the effects of New Jersey's weak pension funding.

New York Pension Invests into State PE Program

– The New York State Common Retirement Fund (CRF) has added additional money to its In-State Private Equity Investment Program that will be managed by Graycliff Partners.

LACERS to Discuss Potential Real Estate Investment

– The $13.9 billion Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System is expected to consider making an addition to its real estate investment portfolio.

Rating Agencies Wait For Illinois Supreme Court Pension Review

– A lower court ruling throwing out Illinois' pension reforms isn't expected to trigger any immediate legislation or negative credit action, as all eyes turn to the Illinois Supreme Court.

Connecticut Releases Private Investment Consulting RFP

– Connecticut Treasurer Denise Nappier is searching the market for interested firms to assist the more than $29 billion Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds (CRPTF) with private investments.

Sonoma County Takes Action on PIMCO Mandates

– The Sonoma County Employees’ Retirement Association (SCERA) has taken action with portfolios managed by PIMCO.

Los Angeles County Places Assets with Siris

– The Los Angeles County Employees’ Retirement Association (LACERA) will make an investment commitment to a fund offered by private equity firm Siris Capital Group.

Illinois Pension Question Headed to State High Court

– Illinois' landmark overhaul of state public pensions is headed to the state Supreme Court following a lower court ruling Friday that the benefit cuts violate the state constitution.

Questions Aplenty About Public Pensions

– To Mathew McCubbins, municipalities are the walking dead.

Stringer Appoints New York City Pension Alt Leaders

– New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer searched in-house this week to appoint the heads of private equity and hedge funds for the nearly $160 billion New York City Pension Funds.

Ann Arbor Hires Hedge Funds Tse Capital, Standard Pacific

– The Ann Arbor Employees’ Retirement System Board has added two more hedge fund managers to its newly minted direct hedge fund program, plan documents indicate.

Merced County Pension Allocates to Real Estate

– Trustees at the $632 million Merced County Employees Retirement Association (MCERA) have given the green light for a new portfolio addition.

Fort Worth Retirement Fund Places Assets with Hammes

– A new firm has been added to the manager roster at the Fort Worth Employees’ Retirement Fund.

Moody's: More Than Half of the States Reduced Net Pension Liabilities in FY 2013

– More than half of the U.S. states reduced their net pension liabilities in fiscal 2013, Moody's said in a report released Thursday.

Chicago Passes Budget That Punts on Pensions

– The Chicago City Council adopted Mayor Rahm Emanuel's $7.3 billion 2015 budget, pushing off a fix for a pension-related fiscal cliff until after next year's municipal elections.


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