PRESS RELEASE: IPFI Urges Pittsburgh Pension Board to Stay Strong Against Politicization of Fund

FOR IMMEDIATE  RELEASE July 1, 2019            IPFI Urges Pittsburgh Pension Board to Stay Strong Against Politicization of Fund   As the Pittsburgh Comprehensive Municipal Pension Trust Fund faces calls to divest from gun manufacturers and other companies, board members should continue prioritizing the secure retirement of its retirees. Arlington, VA – On the heels of […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Pension Funds Should Not be Used as Leverage for Social Movements

FOR IMMEDIATE  RELEASE May 8, 2019            Pension Funds Should Not be Used as Leverage for Social Movements   The Institute for Pension Fund Integrity hosted a morning breakfast discussion on public pensions, proxy advisory firms, and the ESG investing with all participants ultimately agreeing that “pension funds should not be used as leverage for […]

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Public Pensions, Proxy Advisory Firms, And ESG Investing: Join IPFI for a breakfast discussion – May 8, 2019

You’re invited! Join IPFI for a breakfast discussion on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 8:15 am. RSVP Required. America’s public pensions are faced with increasing pressure from outside stakeholders to influence their investment strategies. This pressure includes everything from urging pensions to divest from various holdings, to the outsized influence that proxy advisory firms leverage […]

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IPFI Opposes NY Fossil Fuel Divestment Act

Institute for Pension Fund Integrity Opposes New York Senate Bill 2126, the Fossil Fuel Divestment Act   The Institute for Pension Fund Integrity has authored a letter of opposition to New York State Senator Liz Krueger and New York Assembly Assistant Speaker Felix Ortiz to express the organization’s position against the proposed Fossil Fuel Divestment […]

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IPFI Board Members Submit Commentary to the SEC

IPFI Board Members Brower and O’Connor Submit Commentary to the SEC The recent op-ed  in Investors Business Daily by IPFI Board Members Richard Brower and Kevin O’Connor was submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as formal commentary regarding the proxy process.  Re: [File No. 4-725] Dear Mr. Fields, As retired firefighters, we know as well as […]

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Press Release: Divestment- The Impact of Political Decisions on Public Pensions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 9, 2019 New White Paper: Divestment – The Impact of Political Decisions on Public Pensions A year after New York City officials called for the divestment of city pension funds from fossil fuels, divestment remains a costly and dangerous strategy. New research from IPFI details the negative impact of divestment. Arlington, […]

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Press Release: IPFI Reacts to the Proxy Voting Roundtable

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 16, 2018 Press Release: IPFI Reacts to the Proxy Voting Roundtable IPFI continues to call for the registration of proxy advisory firms with the SEC to ensure greater transparency. Washington, DC – The Institute for Pension Fund Integrity (IPFI) attended yesterday’s roundtable hosted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). […]

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Press Release: Institute for Pension Fund Integrity Releases Calculator Showing True State of U.S. Public Pension Plans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 16, 2018 Press Release: Institute for Pension Fund Integrity Releases Calculator Showing True State of U.S. Public Pension Plans Institute for Pension Fund Integrity Seeks to Illuminate Public Pension Unfunded Liability Crisis Arlington, VA (October 16, 2018) Today, the Institute for Pension Fund Integrity (IPFI) is proud to announce a new […]

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