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The Clock is Ticking.......

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The clock is ticking towards December 30, 2017.  As part of…

How Do Alternative Investments Stack up in State Pensions?

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There are numerous expert opinion on the proper investment strategy…

How You Can Audit Massachusetts' Pension Boards

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Just recently Kathy Curran led an investigation into Massachusetts…

Op-ed: Neglect creates pension tsunami

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A version of this op-ed appeared in The Berkshire Eagle, The…

So you want to know something about pensions?

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Now anyone can become a local pension system expert...  A…

Study Estimates $27 Million In Savings Annually From Consolidation Of Public Pensions

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Local retirement systems generate heavy costs, larger fiduciary…

Study: Evidence Suggests MBTA Pension Low-Balled Costs And Liabilities

Quarter-century of data shows costs at up to six times valuation…

Study: Inefficient Public Pension Investment Costs Taxpayers About $100 Million A Year

Local systems forfeited some $2.9 billion over 30 years by not…

Ensuring a secure financial future for older adults

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Every day, 10,000 Americans turn age 65. Adults over this age…

Report Calls for Independent Audit & Actuarial Valuation of T Pension Fund

Response commissioned by fund to whistleblower report dismissed…

Study Calls For Steps Toward Terminating Troubled MBTA Retirement Fund

The MBTA should assess the feasibility of moving its employees out of the Social Security system and transfer investment management responsibility for its pension fund to the commonwealth’s Pension Reserves Investment Management board as initial steps toward terminating the MBTA Retirement Fund

Pioneer Institute Public Statement to the MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board

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Earlier this week, Fox 25 News reported that Michael Mulhern,…

OpEd: Shine a light upon MBTA pension fund

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By Mary Z. Connaughton and Charles Chieppo Guest Columnists Originally…

Study: Public Pension Liabilities Are Undervalued by Tens of Billions of Dollars

Historical Market Performance of Asset Classes Held by Retirement…

Study Calls for MBTA Employees to Be Transferred to State Pension System

Despite claims to the contrary, overly generous benefits, early…

MA Retirement Systems in Critical Condition, Fiscal Risks Remain High

Expert Testimony: Several Retirement Systems in Critical Condition,…

Have the MBTA’s Retirement Plans Gone Off the Rails?

Study Finds Lack of Transparency and Chronic Underfunding Among…

Introducing MassPensions.com - New Site Rates MA's 100+ Pension Systems

User-Friendly Online Tool Provides Easily Accessible Data, Rates…

Worcester Telegram & Gazette: Pension speed limits needed

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Public retirement funds’ managers should embrace new reforms designed to minimize risk during this period of continued market volatility.

Improving the Bay State's Public Pension Fund Investment Policies

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While current policies provide a solid basis for preserving assets in Massachusetts’ 105 public pension funds, improvements and updates would boost flexibility and investment returns, while promoting accountability and limiting unnecessary risks, according to a new study published by Pioneer Institute.

Agenda for Leadership 2010: Hit the Ground Running - Pioneer Institute?s Agenda for Leadership for 2010 and Beyond

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Pioneer Institute’s Agenda for Leadership for 2010 and Beyond…

Rhetoric and Reality: A Closer Look at the Massachusetts State Pension System

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Rhetoric and Reality: A Closer Look at the Massachusetts State…

Leaving Money on the Table: The 106 Pension Funds of Massachusetts

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Author: Ken Ardon The focus of this paper is the choice that…