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Is Colorado's public employee pension fund in peril?

by Marketplace Contributor Feb 5, 2016
The fund is short about $26 billion in what it owes to over 500,000 members.
As of 2015, Colorado's pension fund for public employees is not expected to reach solvency for another 30-36 years. 
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Pension advances draw scrutiny

by Mitchell Hartman Sep 29, 2015
Are plans that buy future pension payments for a lump sum basically pricey loans?

State pension checkup: Better, still not great

by Tim Fitzsimons Mar 25, 2015
The economic recovery means smaller liabilities for public pension funds.

Chinese law requires adults to visit their aging parents

by Rob Schmitz Jul 3, 2013
Critics say the new law is unnecessary. They suspect China's state pension fund is running low on money and the government is passing the buck.

Public pension funds rebound from recession

by David Gura May 20, 2013
But for some the recovery still doesn't mean they are doing as well as they should.
Guns and dollars

California teacher pension fund to sell gun investments

by David Gura Jan 10, 2013
Can a divestment strategy have an impact on public policy?

Chasing the 8 percent return

by Marketplace Contributor Jul 6, 2012
Eight percent is considered the "magic" return rate, but in today's economy, trying to hit that number may be dangerous.

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The 8% pension plan solution

by Marketplace Contributor Jul 4, 2012
Public pension funds are resorting to riskier investments in a bid to score returns high enough to give retirees their guaranteed payments.

Teachers reflect on state worker pension reform

by David Gura Apr 23, 2012
Many states are cutting back on benefits promised to public employees, sparking a political debate.
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Hedge funds aren't so good after all

by Chris Farrell Jan 24, 2012
"If all the money that's ever been invested in hedge funds had been put in Treasury bills instead, the results would have been twice as good," says Simon Lack. Oops.