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New York State Common slates $940 million for 5 managers
trueNew York State Common Retirement Fund, Albany, made new hires or commitments totaling $940 million, a recently released transaction report said.
2 companies expand board diversity policies following N.Y. State Common proposals
trueThe New York State Common Retirement Fund, Albany, reached agreements with Monster Beverage Corp. and Standard Pacific Corp. on revisions of policies to expand diversity in choosing members of the corporate boards, Thomas DiNapoli, the state comptroller and sole trustee of the $181.7 billion ...
New York comptrollers call on SEC to enforce climate change disclosures at companies
trueNew York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli and New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer on Friday said the SEC should “consider enforcement and other actions” to make fossil-fuel companies improve disclosure of “material risks” that climate change “poses to their business.”
ADM adopts anti-deforestation policy following N.Y. State Common proposal
trueNew York State Common Retirement Fund, Albany, announced Tuesday that Archer Daniels Midland agreed to adopt policies under which it will accept from suppliers only soybean and palm oil products that aren't due to deforestation.
N.Y. State Common commits additional $30 million to in-state venture capital
trueNew York State Common Retirement Fund made an additional $30 million commitment to Primary Venture Partners, an early stage venture capital firm, to invest in companies within the state.
eBay revises governance guidelines for board diversity; pension funds withdraw proposal
trueNew York State Common Retirement Fund and Trillium Asset Management withdrew a shareholder proposal at eBay Inc., after the company agreed to revise its governance guidelines to include gender and racial diversity among qualities its seeks in its board directors.
New York State Common picks BlackRock for $2 billion unconstrained bond allocation
trueNew York State Common Retirement Fund made $2.55 billion in investments and commitments in January.
New York State Common Retirement Fund hunting for due diligence investigators
trueNew York State Common Retirement Fund issued an RFP for at least one firm to conduct investigative due diligence.
Baring Private Equity Asia closes sixth fund at $4 billion, 60% higher than Fund V
trueBaring Private Equity Asia closed its Baring Asia Private Equity Fund VI at about $4 billion, a record amount for the Hong Kong-based firm and up 60% from the prior fund it closed in 2011.
New York State Common promotes absolute-return director to deputy CIO
trueAnastasia Titarchuk was appointed deputy chief investment officer of the New York State Common Retirement Fund.
N.Y. Common Retirement Fund returns 1.91% for quarter
trueThe New York State Common Retirement Fund, Albany, recorded a 1.91% return on investment for the quarter ended Dec. 31, Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli announced Thursday in a news release.
Clean tech loses power in energy portfolios
trueOnce positioned to be a star of investors' portfolios, clean technology has been reduced to bit-part status, morphing into an opportunistic investment in a broader energy infrastructure strategy.
5 companies to disclose political spending following New York State Common proposals
trueFive companies in the portfolio of the New York State Common Retirement Fund have agreed to disclose their political spending.
New York State Common commits $2.36 billion in fourth quarter
trueNew York State Common Retirement Fund made 13 commitments and investments during the fourth quarter of 2014 totaling about $2.36 billion.
Public pension funds, manager call on Monster Beverage to increase board diversity
trueNew York State Common Retirement Fund filed a shareholder proposal with Monster Beverage Corp., calling on the company to report any plans to increase gender and racial diversity on its board.