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October 3, 2018: NCPERS News Clips
Posted On: Oct 03, 2018

News Clips for October 3, 2018


National News

NPPC Video: How The Koch Brothers Steal Your Pension
     The Koch Brothers want to take money out of working America's pockets and give it to Wall Street. Their plan of attack? Setting up "research institutions" that will discredit pensions.

Report: Trustees Leading Public Pension Funds Astray
     Unaligned incentives of board members are being blamed for state pension funds' financial woes.

SEC urged by institutions to mandate ESG disclosure
     Institutional investors representing more than $5 trillion in assets are calling on the Securities and Exchange Commission to require public companies to uniformly disclose environmental, social and governance information.

State News

Worried about CalPERS? Three new laws could protect workers, governments.
     It was one of several bills Brown signed in his final legislative session that don't solve the state's public pension crisis but provide some protection for retirees and a new saving mechanism for local governments to manage their long-term CalPERS costs.

IPERS lawsuit accusing Wall Street banks of conspiracy moves forward, federal judge rules
     An IPERS lawsuit alleging Wall Street banks engaged in a wide-ranging conspiracy to maintain exclusive control of the $1-trillion-plus stock loan market can continue, a federal judge ruled this week. 

Kentucky Supreme Court hears arguments on future of public pension system
     Kentucky's highest court grilled the two most powerful attorneys in the state government over the controversial pension overhaul.

NJ Pension Fund Returns 9.06% in Fiscal 2018
     Solid returns raise fund's total market value to $78.2 billion.

Oregon PERS Q&A
     This is the first of a weekly Q&A focused on the Oregon Public Employee Retirement System.

Canadian News

Canadian pension funds reach median full funding to end quarter 
     Canadian public and corporate pension plans' median funding levels hit new highs in the third quarter, according to two reports.


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