Pensions http://wunc.org en State Treasurer Reforms Pension Investment Policies http://wunc.org/post/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 http://wunc.org State Treasurer Reforms Pension Investment Policies NC Pension System One Of Nation's Best Funded http://wunc.org/post/nc-pension-system-one-nations-best-funded <p>North Carolina is one of only four states to have <a href="http://www.pewstates.org/research/state-fact-sheets/north-carolina-widening-gap-update-85899399316" target="_blank">funded its pension obligations</a> over 95%. The <a href="http://www.pewstates.org/research/reports/the-widening-gap-update-85899398241" target="_blank">latest report</a> from the <a href="http://www.pewstates.org/" target="_blank">Pew Center on the States</a> finds that most states are falling further behind in their contributions to public employee retirement funds. Wed, 20 Jun 2012 13:30:00 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson 2305 at http://wunc.org NC Pension System One Of Nation's Best Funded