US- Officials at the New York State Common Retirement Fund are looking for firms to be on the receiving end of over $500m the state has allocated for in-state businesses.
The in-state fund is meant to have the "double bottom-line" of boosting returns while propping up the local economy.
Di Napoli said: "First and foremost, we're generating solid returns for the pension fund. But these investments also help foster the next generation of great New York state companies. We have a half-billon dollars we want to invest in innovative, cutting-edge technology that's being developed by the best minds in New York."
The Common fund teams with private equity managers to find attractive investments in New York State.
The program has returned 30% for the Common Fund.
The program has also raised more than $3bn of additional investments through its co-investment funds.
Kim Gubler says it is time that schemes and administrators reassess SLAs and look at what real people need from their pension schemes and when
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is focusing on reducing the number of "poorly-run" schemes as it seeks to improve standards across the board.
Prudential Retirement has completed around $2.6bn (£2bn) of reinsurance contracts for UK pension scheme longevity risk since the start of the year, it has disclosed.
Funding standards for DB schemes have increased exponentially over the past decades. Con Keating says such significant overstatement of liabilities will lead to pushback through the courts.