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May 22, 2018: NCPERS News Clips
Posted On: May 22, 2018

News Clips for May 22, 2018


NCPERS Study Shows Public Pensions Are Net Contributors to Government Revenues
     Unintended Consequences: How Scaling Back Public Pensions Puts Government Revenues at Risk" is NCPERS's groundbreaking analysis of how investment and spending connected to pension funds impact state and local economies and revenues.

Cutting Public Pension Benefits Would Hurt the Economy
     The impact of investment of assets plus spending of pension checks by retirees in 2016 yielded a $1.3 trillion contribution to the economy and $277.6 billion to state and local revenues, according to research from NCPERS.

National News

US Public Pensions' Funded Status Falls to 71.4% in Q1
     Milliman reports a 1.7% drop in the funded ratio of US DB plans from the end of 2017.

The Pros and Cons of Cash Balance Pension Plans
     Small business owners can benefit big time. But it's a different story for longtime pension participants.

State News

Gov. Hickenlooper characterizes last-minute deal on PERA as a fair compromise
     Colorado's largest teachers union on Thursday slammed an eleventh-hour deal reached Wednesday night by lawmakers to stabilize the state's underfunded pension system, saying they were especially frustrated that the plan reached deep into educator's pockets after thousands of educators recently protested at the Capitol recently demanding more money.

Teachers, school districts take hit while corporate welfare thrives
     Now that the Kentucky legislative session is finished, our state has to take a step back and consider what our lawmakers have done. The changes that were made by our lawmakers will have a lasting impact on our commonwealth for years to come.

North Carolina Educators Become the Latest to Join the Nationwide Teacher Movement
     North Carolina teachers gathered in the thousands Wednesday at the state capital to demand better funding for schools and press legislators to prioritize public education in a funding bill-or be booted from office during the November elections.

Canadian News

    With all the fanfare around exchange-traded funds, factor-based investing and robo-management, institutional investors might have forgotten that good active management can also be a worthwhile endeavour.

Canada Pension Plan returns boosted by strong equity markets
    The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), the country's biggest public pension plan, said it achieved a return of 11.6 percent on its investments in its latest fiscal year, helped by strong equity markets.



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