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  1. Analysis: New York State Common equity hedge fund managers exhibit above average stock selection skill

    trueAn analysis of public holdings shows that overall, equity hedge fund managers in the New York State Common Retirement Fund's absolute-return strategy exhibit “above average” skill as stock pickers, but are outside the top 25th percentile of the fund universe as a whole.

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  1. New York State Common boosts allocation to 2 managers

    trueNew York State Common Retirement Fund, Albany, allocated an additional $350 million total to existing equity managers Apex Capital Management and Progress Investment Management, said Matthew Sweeney, a spokesman for state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, the sole trustee of the $180.7 billion pension ...

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  2. N.Y. State Common takes new bets on health-care providers, financials and Japanese equities

    trueNew York State Common Fund reported 111 new buys in the second quarter of 2014, according to its latest 13F filing. Excluding Google's new C-class shares, which began trading in April, Sallie Mae spinoff Navient Corp. was the top new position in the quarter at $26 million. In terms of sector and ...

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  3. New York State Common earmarks $417 million to 4 funds

    trueNew York State Common Retirement Fund, Albany, made approximately $417 million in private equity commitments said a notice on the website of state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, sole trustee of the $180.7 billion pension fund.

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  4. New York State Common withdraws shareholder proposal at ConAgra

    trueNew York State Common Retirement Fund withdrew a shareholder proposal at ConAgra Foods Inc. after the company agreed to commit to using only sustainably sourced palm oil, said a statement Thursday from the $176.2 billion Albany-based pension fund.

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  5. Alliant shareholders reject firearms safety proposal filed by 2 pension funds

    trueAlliant Technologies Inc. shareholders Wednesday rejected by a 92.3% vote a shareholder proposal on firearms safety filed jointly by the New York State Common Retirement Fund and the Connecticut Retirement Plans & Trust Funds, a company SEC filing shows.

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  6. New York State Common Retirement Fund drops Cap Guardian for emerging markets equity

    trueNew York State Common Retirement Fund, Albany, terminated Capital Guardian as manager of a $430 million emerging markets equity portfolio, said information on the website of state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, sole trustee of the $176.2 billion pension fund.

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  7. Bills proposed to permit higher alts allocations at New York pension funds

    trueNew York state legislators have introduced bills that would allow large public pension funds to increase allocations to alternative investments such as private equity and hedge funds to 35% from 25%.

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  8. New York State Common earmarks $700 million for 3 managers

    trueThe New York State Common Retirement Fund, Albany, made $700 million in new commitments, according to a transaction report posted on the website of state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, the sole trustee of the $176.2 billion pension fund.

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  9. Comcast agrees to disclose political spending; N.Y. State Common withdraws resolution

    trueThe New York State Common Retirement Fund, Albany, has reached an agreement with Comcast Corp. in which the media company will disclose political spending made with corporate money.

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  10. Private equity only part of Safeway merger story

    trueSafeway Inc.'s pending $9.6 billion merger with Albertsons might be as much a real estate play as it is a private equity deal, but the real estate angle won't be revealed right away.

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  11. New York State Common putting $700 million in real estate, private equity

    trueNew York State Common Retirement Fund made five new commitments totaling $700 million.

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  12. SEC settles New York pay-to-play charges

    trueSeven people involved in a pay-to-play scandal with the $160.7 billion New York State Common Retirement Fund, Albany, have settled charges brought by the SEC, the agency announced Monday.

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  13. New York State Common earmarks $10 million for in-state private equity

    trueNew York State Common Retirement Fund, Albany, made a $10 million commitment to Tribeca Venture Partners through the pension fund's in-state private equity program, confirmed, Nikki Jones, a spokesman for state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, the sole trustee of the $173.2 billion pension fund.

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