State Treasurer en State Treasurer Reforms Pension Investment Policies <p></p><p>The State Treasurer's office is putting transparency reforms in place for contractors who manage some investments for the state pension fund.</p><p></p><p>The pension fund is worth about 83-billion dollars.</p><p></p><p>Treasurer Janet Cowell says independent reviews of NC Retirement Systems showed that until 2009, some managers hired third-party brokers, or “placement agents” to arrange investments, often without disclosing to the state.</p><p></p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 13:14:31 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 27609 at State Treasurer Reforms Pension Investment Policies Janet Cowell Faces Steve Royal in Treasurer's Race <p>On Tuesday, North Carolina voters will elect a new governor. They'll also make selections for Council of State offices. Isaac-Davy Aronson has this look at the two candidates for <a href="" target="_blank">State Treasurer</a>.<br><br><strong>&nbsp;</strong><a href="" target="_blank">Steve Royal</a> thinks North Carolinians should be very worried.<br><br><strong>Steve Royal: "</strong>We cannot continue promising people this money in the future at the rate we are right now. It simply is not sustainable."<br> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson 4146 at Pension Fund to Help Life Science Start-Ups <p>A major push is underway in North Carolina to help grow businesses in the Life Sciences.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 03 Nov 2011 13:10:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 7278 at