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California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS)

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS or the System) is the nation’s largest defined benefit public pension fund. Headquartered in Sacramento, CalPERS provides retirement benefit services and health benefit services to membersof state, schools and public employers.

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United States



Performance (%, 1YR)


Chief Executive

Marcie Frost

Chief Investment Officer

Dan Bienvenue (Interim)


Theresa Taylor

Asset allocation
PERF Asset allocation

43% Public Equity

11% Private Equity

25% Fixed Income

16% Real Assets

4% Short-Term Investments

1% Private Debt related articles
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CalPERS’ plan to generate alpha from climate investments

CalPERS’ sustainable investment strategy is predicated on a belief it can generate outperformance by investing in climate solutions – with $100 billion to be allocated by 2030. Peter Cashion, managing investment director for sustainable investments tells Amanda White why, and how, it looks for climate alpha opportunities.

CalPERS board set to take back control of discount rate

The CalPERS board is likely to wrestle back control of setting the pension fund’s discount rate, a process that has been done automatically since 2015. Board member David Miller amongst others said this investment rate of return shouldn’t "just happen" as a matter of course, without them stepping in.
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