Texas, Florida cities seen as best markets for retail property investors.
Report says pension cost increases tied to education cuts, calls for states to reprioritize pension reform.
Significant variances based on loan maturity, report says.
Report finds that healthy plans funding has risen, while critical plans have not.
Groups represent just 1.1% of the trillions of dollars overseen by the global asset management industry, report says.
Groups believe that Consumer Price Index-based inflation is actually closer to 8%, not 3%.
Six funds raised $13.6 billion in investor capital, according to Preqin.
Industrial properties, followed by multifamily homes and self-storage properties, are of most interest.
Pew report says states are paying billions of dollars in unreported fees.
Funds play a positive role in pre- and post-retirement, ITF says.