Janet Cowell http://wunc.org en NC Pension Fund: "If It Isn't Broken, Don't Fix It!" http://wunc.org/post/nc-pension-fund-if-it-isnt-broken-dont-fix-it <p></p><p>State Treasurer Janet Cowell is meeting with legislators this short session to push her proposed pension investment reforms.&nbsp; But the reforms don’t include who runs the pension fund.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>This is what Treasurer Janet Cowell says she’s been hearing in the state senate.</p><p>“Because some people say if it’s not broken, don’t fix it.”</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 35450 at http://wunc.org NC Pension Fund: "If It Isn't Broken, Don't Fix It!" Who Should Run NC Pension Fund: State Treasurer? Or Board Of Trustees? http://wunc.org/post/who-should-run-nc-pension-fund-state-treasurer-or-board-trustees <p></p><p>There's a good chance Treasurer Janet Cowell will give up sole control of the state pension fund.</p><p>A commission set up to review North Carolina’s Retirement Systems investment program has recommended the state shift how the pension fund is run.</p><p>The <a href="https://www.nctreasurer.com/inv/Pages/Investment-Fiduciary-Governance-Commission.aspx">North Carolina Investment Fiduciary Governance Commission</a> recommends the state move from a sole fiduciary investment system to a model governed by a board of trustees.</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 12:42:38 +0000 Leoneda Inge 34419 at http://wunc.org Who Should Run NC Pension Fund: State Treasurer? Or Board Of Trustees? NC State Employees Association 'Blows Whistle' On Pension Fund http://wunc.org/post/nc-state-employees-association-blows-whistle-pension-fund <p></p><p>An Ohio-based financial services company claims North Carolina’s Pension Fund is one of the worst managed in the country.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://benchmarkfinancial.biz/">Benchmark Financial Services</a> was hired by the <a href="http://www.seanc.org/">State Employees Association of North Carolina</a> (SEANC) to conduct a forensic investigation of the state pension fund.</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:29:30 +0000 Leoneda Inge 34267 at http://wunc.org NC State Employees Association 'Blows Whistle' On Pension Fund Durham NC's Hillside High School First To Open A Bank http://wunc.org/post/durham-ncs-hillside-high-school-first-open-bank <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Financial literacy is a growing part of the K-through-12 curriculum across the state.&nbsp; But <a href="http://www.hillside.dpsnc.net/">Hillside High School</a> in Durham has taken the charge to the next level and opened a functioning bank branch at the school.</p><p>Organizers say that students, staff, and families will be able to open accounts, as well as deposit funds to checking and savings accounts right at the Hillside branch.&nbsp; The program also provides internships and serves as a hands-on learning center for students to gain banking skills.</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 12:53:35 +0000 Leoneda Inge 29607 at http://wunc.org Durham NC's Hillside High School First To Open A Bank Janet Cowell Faces Steve Royal in Treasurer's Race http://wunc.org/post/janet-cowell-faces-steve-royal-treasurers-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="https://www.nctreasurer.com/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">State Treasurer</a>.<br><br><strong>&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.royalfortreasurer.com/" 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 http://wunc.org