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  1. Guilty plea opens new chapter in CalPERS story

    trueFormer CalPERS CEO Federico R. Buenrostro's guilty plea earlier this month revealed new details and disclosures in the corruption scandal that engulfed the nation's largest defined benefit plan.

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  1. Pension funds to benefit in Citigroup $7 billion settlement

    trueState pension funds in California and Illinois are among the recipients of Citigroup Inc.'s $7 billion in fines and consumer relief to resolve government claims that it misled investors about the quality of mortgage-backed bonds sold before the financial crisis.

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  2. Ex-CalPERS CEO Buenrostro pleads guilty, admits to taking cash bribes of $200,000

    trueFormer CalPERS CEO Federico R. Buenrostro pleaded guilty Friday to a charge of conspiracy to commit bribery and fraud, admitting he received $200,000 in cash bribes — in paper bags and a shoe box — from placement agent Alfred Villalobos as part of a plan to influence CalPERS’ investment decisions.

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  3. CalPERS passes $300 billion in assets for the first time

    trueThe asset size of CalPERS, the largest defined benefit pension plan in the U.S., crossed the $300 billion mark for the first time.

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  4. CalPERS on lookout for general investment consultant

    trueCalPERS is searching for a general investment consultant to the $296.3 billion pension fund's board.

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  5. Former CalPERS CEO to plead guilty to corruption charges

    trueFederico Buenrostro, the former CEO of CalPERS, will plead guilty to corruption charges and testify against his co-defendant, former CalPERS board member Alfred Villalobos, in federal court, Mr. Buenrostro's lawyer William Portanova said.

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  6. CalPERS seeks infrastructure, real estate consulting services

    trueCalPERS issued an RFP for a pool of consultants for infrastructure and real estate technical investment consulting services.

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  7. CalPERS hunting for private equity consultant

    trueCalPERS issued an RFP for a private equity consultant to serve as an independent adviser to the pension fund's investment committee.

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  8. CalPERS' investments in California grew 5.6% in 2013

    trueCalPERS reported Monday the fund's investments in the state of California rose 5.6% in 2013 to $20.8 billion - up from $19.7 billion a year earlier.

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  9. Schlachter leaving Wilshire

    trueMichael Schlachter, a senior consultant and managing director at Wilshire Associates and one of two lead consultants for the California Public Employees' Retirement System, is leaving the investment consulting firm.

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  10. CalPERS' staff seeks larger private equity relationships

    trueCalPERS' private equity investment staff is seeking permission from the pension fund's investment committee to enter into bigger monetary relationships without investment committee approval as part of an effort to reduce the number of its general partners.

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  11. CalPERS' proxy proposal at Nabors wins majority support

    trueCalPERS' proposal at Nabors Industries calling for the company to change its proxy-voting counting to treat broker non-votes as having no impact won majority support from shareholders.

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  12. CalPERS launches search for pool of real assets consultants

    trueCalPERS issued an RFP for a pool of real assets consultants to serve as needed for the $293 billion pension plan.

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  13. Appeals court rules S&P, Moody's must face CalPERS subprime lawsuit

    trueA California Court of Appeals panel allowed a lawsuit by the California Public Employees' Retirement System to proceed against two firms' ratings on subprime mortgages that led to $800 million in losses for the $293 billion pension fund.

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