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CalPERS Goes All-In On Pension Accounting Scam; Boosts Stock Allocation To 50%

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Dec 19, 2017 11:36 AM Starting July 1, 2018 stock markets around the world are going to get yet another artificial boost courtesy of a decision by the $350 billion California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) to allocate another $15 billion in capital to already bubbly equities.  Of course, if this decision doesn’t […]

It Begins: Pension Bailout Bill To Be Introduced This Week

Over the past year we have provided extensive coverage of what will likely be the biggest, most politically charged, and most significant financial crisis facing the aging U.S. population: a multi-trillion pension storm, which was recently dubbed “one of the most heated battles of a lifetime” by John Mauldin. The reason, in a nutshell, why […]

Here’s How Government Pension Funds Are Trying To Close Their $7 Trillion Funding Gap

Authored by Simon Black via SovereignMan.com, There may perhaps be no other group of investors that’s more DESPERATE today than pension funds. Pensions, of course, are the giant funds responsible for paying out retirement benefits to workers. The idea is that both the employer and the employee typically contribute a set percentage of the employee’s […]

Of Bunkers, Bankers, & Black Swans

Authored by Howard Kunstler via Kunstler.com, And suddenly the storms of early Trumptopia subside, or seem to. The surface of things turns eerily placid as the sweets of May sweep away the toils of an elongated mud season. Somebody stuffed Kim Jong Un back in his bunker with a carton of Kools and the Vin […]

After ‘Modest’ 250% S&P Returns, Corporate Pension Funding Levels Roughly Same As 2008

We spend a lot of time writing about public pensions because the aggregate underfunding levels, $3 – $5 trillion on the low end, are simply staggering and at some point they will be realized for the ponzi schemes that they are and the systemic risk they represent to the global financial system.  Until then we’ll […]

California Taxpayers Expected To Nearly Double Public Pension Contributions Over Next 5 Years

The California Policy Center (CPC) has just updated it’s annual study on pension contributions required from local California municipalities and, to our complete ‘shock’, the conclusions are brutal for Cali taxpayers.  Among other things, the study found that California taxpayers will be forced to double their contributions to CalPERS over just the next 5 years […]

“It’s Corruption On Steroids” – A Look Inside The El Monte, California Public Employee Pension

El Monte, California is a city of roughly 100,000 residents in East Los Angeles, many of whom struggle to make ends meet with a median household income of ~$39,000 and nearly 25% of people living below the poverty line.  But while most of the people of El Monte struggle to meet monthly expenses, the city’s […]

Slow death of the hedge fund era

2016 was a bad year for hedge funds, pension funds, and university endowments.  In fact, the last several years have been horrible.  But until now, there haven’t been many alternatives.  Hedge Funds became popular for investors who wanted to achieve more than the 4% or 6% offered by traditional managed investments like mutual funds.  Although […]

CalPERS Weighs Pros/Cons Of Setting Reasonable Return Targets Vs. Maintaining Ponzi Scheme

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Nov 29, 2016 3:50 PM In just a couple of months, the largest pension fund in the United States, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), will have to decide whether they’ll rely on sound financial judgement and math to set their rate of return expectations going forward or whether they’ll cave […]

CalPERS Posts Gain of Just 2.4%

armstrongeconomics.com / by Martin Armstrong / July 17, 2015 CalPERS (California Public Employees’ Retirement System) posted a profit of just 2.4% for its fiscal year (which ended on June 30) that was well below its 7.5% investment target. This is illustrating the crisis emerging in pensions. Even the pensions that were funded are now underfunded because they counted […]