US - Industry bodies have called on the US Congress to 'soften the blow' of phasing in Pension Protection Act (PPA) reforms in order to safeguard the long-term viability of defined benefit (DB) pensions.
Some 15 bodies, including the American Benefits Council, have asked the government to reconsider some of the technical aspects of phasing in the PPA during the transition period, including allowing funds...
US - The Teacher Retirement System of Texas has agreed to issue $6bn combined to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Apollo Global Management expanding its strategic partnership programme to the private markets.
US - All US institutional investors performed negatively in the third quarter of 2011 with the median public, corporate and multi-employer funds down 8.94%, 7.94% and 9.03% respectively, Wilshire Trust Universe Comparison Service (Wilshire TUCS) results...
US - The California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS) has adopted a policy which puts pressure on company management teams to disclose their political contributions.
US - The New York State Teachers' Retirement System posted returns of 23.3% in the 12 months ended 30 June, the highest one-year return in 25 years.
US - The $22bn Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) has selected Deutsche Bank as its new securities lending provider, replacing JP Morgan Chase.