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April 24, 2008

DiNapoli Releases March 2008 Pension Fund Report

Fund Closed Nine Transactions Totaling $717.7 Million in Cash, Commitments

The $154.5 billion New York State Common Retirement Fund (Fund) closed nine new investment transactions totaling about $717.7 million in cash and commitments during March, according to a monthly transaction report State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli released today.

The Fund also rebalanced its mid-cap emerging manager composite, resulting in a $56 million net gain in that investment space.

Separately, the Fund closed one private equity deal, one real estate transaction, and seven investments in its absolute return strategies portfolio. No placement agents were used.

DiNapoli publishes monthly transaction reports that detail the nature, size, and parties of Fund investments. The report also indicates whether a third-party placement agent was used in obtaining the Fund investment. This effort is part of DiNapoli’s ongoing commitment to increasing transparency and openness in the operations of the pension fund. Monthly reports dating back to February 2007 are also available online.

Click here for a copy of the March 2008 transaction report or visit.

Click here to access the monthly transaction report archive or visit.


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