Journal Article

Examining the Recent Shift in State and Local Pension Plans to Alternative Investments

Abstract: State and local pension plans have increasingly turned to alternative investments in recent years. The authors found that this shift appears to be across the board; underfunding only partially explains this shift. In addition, they found that switching to alternative investments does not necessarily increase the volatility of returns.

Keywords: Investments; Pension plans;

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Bibliographic Information

Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Part of Series: Macro Bulletin

Publication Date: 2017-09-30

Pages: 1-4