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NYSTRS defends defined benefit funds

The defined-benefit New York State Teachers’ Retirement System is defending its 8 per cent assumed rate of return at a time in the US when the limelight is focussed on pension fund structural issues.    defined benefit funds, defined contribution, National Association of State Retirement AdministratorsAsset Owner:New York State Teachers' Retirement FundNew York City Teachers' Retirement […]
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New private equity head for New York Teachers

The New York State Teachers’ Retirement System has restructured its internal investment team creating a new role of head of private equity, to create five direct investment reports to the executive director, and has already made a number of additional investments in that asset class. Dhvani Shah, New York Teachers, Private EquityAsset Owner: White is […]
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Pension funds to sustain climate change pressure

Pension funds globally should maintain the pressure on governments to deliver on their promised emission reduction targets, in the wake of a “disappointing” result in Copenhagen, according to the executive director of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change, Stephanie Pfeifer. NYSTRSAsset Owner: White is responsible for the content across all Conexus Financial’s institutional media […]
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NYSTRS reallocates to international passive

The executive director of the $72 billion New York State Teachers’ Retirement System (NYSTRS), Thomas Lee, has been given the discretion to reallocate actively managed international equity assets into passive funds, in line with a board decision to use a blended international equity benchmark, as the fund appoints new consultants to begin from January. NYSTRSAsset Owner:New York State Teachers' Retirement […]
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NYSTRS leaves UNPRI but remains committed to governance

The New York State Teachers Retirement System has voluntarily withdrawn active participation in the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) initiative but will continue to support strong corporate governance principles through memberships in the Council of Institutional Investors and Ceres. Asset Owner:New York State Teachers' Retirement FundNew York City Teachers' Retirement System (TRS) White […]
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