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March 16, 2017
California’s Pension Systems Lower Discount Rates

While painful in the short term, reducing discount rates seen as setting the stage for heftier employer contributions.

Natural Resource Fund Assets Grow by $48 Billion in Six Months

35% expect the asset class to perform better than it did in 2016, 21% that it will perform worse.

If You Think the Dollar Has Lost Value Now—Just Wait
Investors’ Dilemma: Buy Stocks in Growing China, or Not?
Restoring Pensions from 401(k) Plans Could Cost San Diego Millions
With Inflation Expected to Edge Higher, BlackRock Says Buy TIPS
2020 Liability-Driven Investment Survey
Pension Strategy: The Termination Versus Hibernation Debate

Wells Fargo provides its view on the debate, and discusses what role an OCIO can play in making a decision.

For Large Employers, Pension Costs Will Continue to Mount in 2017

Companies look to reduce pension risk, as plans continue to be hurt by rock-bottom interest rates and weak bond performance.

Bitcoin: ETF Dream Deferred

Stock drops, rebounds after SEC rejects first exchange-traded fund that tracks Bitcoin.

Corporate Pension Plan Funded Ratio Dip for Feb., Milliman Reports; Wilshire Sees Rise

For corporate pension plans singed by drop in discount rates, dips are partially countered by rising market returns.

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