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CalPERS was established in 1932 and is the largest public pension system in the United States. CalPERS manages retirement and health plans for more than 1.6 million...

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Investor Regional and/or Country Focus: Global, United States


Entities related to CalPERS: California Public Employees' Retirement System; CalPERS Investments; CalPERS Equities

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Thirty Institutional Investors Demand “Say on Pay”

Date: February 3rd, 2010
Joining a longer list of signees, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) recently added its support to a letter urging a number...

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CalPERS Lobbies Congress to Back Wall Street Reform

Date: December 15th, 2009
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CalPERS investigating $50 million ‘Pay to Play’ Placement Scheme

Date: October 16th, 2009
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Date: June 16th, 2009
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Date: April 30th, 2009
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Date: April 18th, 2009
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