Major new accounting principles look set to overhaul how US public plans present their finances. Helen Morrissey looks at how these changes could affect a sector struggling to deal with its liabilities
Jay Cooper reports on how conversations are stirring in the US about whether or not the government business model is the best fit for public schemes
CalSTRS and CalPERS have both implemented risk-based approaches to asset allocation, though both have done it in their own, unique way, as Joel Kranc and Raquel Pichardo-Allison report
Interest rates have been stuck at historic lows since March 2009 and show no signs of increasing any time soon. Chris Panteli looks at how schemes are dealing with the repercussions
In recent years microfinance has steadily risen in significance. However, it is not on everyone's radar and questions remain about its sustainability, as Alison Swersky reports
GLOBAL - Only 11.8% of respondents to the Global Pensions 100 Panel said they have made or are considering making investments in microfinance vehicles. The results, come after the California State Teachers' Retirement System began last month a discussion...
US - Californian schemes have dismissed the conclusions of a study by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), which claimed the funding level of the three largest Californian pension funds has so far been understated due to the accounting...
US - The funding level of the three largest Californian pension funds has so far been understated due to the accounting rules used, a study by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) revealed.
US - The California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS) will begin debating this week maiden investments in microfinance.