July 9, 1997 |
The California State Teachers Retirement System has sold all its shares in Maxxam Inc. amid environmentalists' calls for divestiture. The pension fund, the company's 10th-largest institutional shareholder, sold 71,400 shares for about $3.3 million as part of "normal portfolio rebalancing" last month, said James Mosman, chief executive of the state-run fund, which has more than $72 billion in assets. He said the fund sold a total of $160 million in stocks.
August 20, 1999 |
The California State Teachers' Retirement System, the third-biggest government pension fund in the U.S., said it earned 13.35% on its investments in the year ended June 30. Sacramento-based CalSTRS said gains on its investments in U.S. and international stocks helped propel it to a total of $99.9 billion in assets by June 30, $11.8 billion above its total in the year-earlier period. By contrast, the California Public Employees' Retirement System, the biggest U.S.
March 13, 2011
Subject: Patricia Ricci, 67 Assets: Home valued at $750,000; $80,000 in stocks and mutual funds Liabilities: $124,000 mortgage; $6,000 credit card debt Financial goals: Reallocate investments and prepare for long-term-care needs Recommendations: Sell stock to pay off credit card debt. Reallocate existing investments into a more conservative mix of stocks and bonds, putting two-thirds into highly rated bonds and the remainder into an indexed mutual fund holding large-company stocks.
April 14, 2000 |
The chief investment officer of the nation's third-largest public pension fund, the California State Teachers' Retirement System, has tendered his resignation, effective July 15. The pension fund said late Thursday that Patrick Mitchell will leave to pursue other opportunities. Under Mitchell's direction, the investment portfolio grew from $74.8 billion in June 1997 to $113.6 billion by March 31 of this year, the pension fund said in a statement. The fund posted an 18.
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February 2, 2000 |
With a slow-growth initiative looming, the California Teachers Retirement System is withdrawing its construction plans for Newport Center on the heels of the Irvine Co.'s decision last week to halt its development plans there. In a surprise move Jan. 27, Irvine Co. Executive Vice President Gary H. Hunt withdrew plans for expansion of the center, citing a slow-growth measure going before Newport Beach voters Nov. 7.
December 13, 2005 |
The California Public Employees' Retirement System, the biggest U.S. pension fund, said Monday it topped $200 billion for the first time, helped by gains in foreign stocks, buyout funds and real estate investments. CalPERS has added $44 billion since 2001, when it suffered its worst performance in nearly two decades amid slumping U.S. stocks. The fund has posted 10% or more in each of the last two years as stocks rebounded and the pension had gains in real estate and private equity.
February 27, 2013 |
Plush Southern California seaside resorts suffered during the recent recession, but they are making a comeback as business and leisure travel picks up. Now, Bacara Resort & Spa near Santa Barbara has been acquired by an Irvine hotel company that plans to upgrade the luxurious inn as well-heeled guests return to coastal resorts. Pacific Hospitality Group bought Bacara from SB Luxury Resort, an affiliate of Ohana Real Estate Investors and Rockpoint Group, which have owned the property since 2011.
November 2, 2010 |
Maggie Ellis spent more than 20 years as a teacher, including 10 at a public school, before she learned a dirty little secret: She won't be getting all the Social Security she would be entitled to in retirement. Ellis' current job, as a fifth-grade teacher in the Elk Grove Unified School District, isn't covered by Social Security. Her previous work, as a counselor and teacher in the private sector, was covered. And she's about to get married to a self-employed man who's also covered by the program.
May 27, 2001 |
A zero-down-payment mortgage program for California's public schoolteachers has topped $140 million in volume in less than a year, according to Freddie Mac and the California State Teachers' Retirement System. Since it was introduced last spring, the CalSTRS Home Loan Program's zero-down mortgage option has enabled about 1,429 teachers and other school employees to buy homes. CalSTRS was one of the nation's first public pension funds to become a Freddie Mac seller/servicer.