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NYSTRS has stellar year

The $89.9 billion New York State Teachers Retirement System (NYSTRS) has achieved its best result for 25 years, returning 23.2 per cent for the year to June 30, 2011, with the strong performance driven mainly by its equity portfolio. NYSTRS, which claims to be one of the few fully-funded public pension funds in the country, […]
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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.
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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.