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April 29, 2009

DiNapoli Releases March 2009 Pension Fund Report

Fund Closes Nine Transactions Totaling About $180.7 Million

The $121.9 billion New York State Common Retirement Fund (Fund) in March closed transactions valued at approximately $180.7 million, according to a monthly transaction report State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli released today.

The Fund closed two transactions in its private equity portfolio totaling $125 million, one transaction in its absolute return strategies portfolio worth $50 million, and six transactions in its real estate portfolio totaling about $5.7 million. No placement agents were used in the transactions.

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. Last week, DiNapoli announced he has banned the involvement of placement agents, paid intermediaries and registered lobbyists in investments with the Fund. The ban includes entities “compensated on a flat fee, a contingent fee or any other basis.” 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 2009 transaction report.

Click here to access the monthly transaction report archive.



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