News & Announcements

RIO Self Service Maintenance

RIO Self Service Maintenance will be down effective 2pm MST, Friday, April 13, 2018 through 12pm MST Saturday April 14, 2018.

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Notice to Retired PERA Members - Changes in Income Tax Withholding

PERA is required to use new Internal Revenue Service income tax withholding tables which may modify the amount of taxes withheld from your pension benefit.

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It’s Election Time at PERA again! Calling for nominations for one state member position and one municipal member position!

It’s Election Time at PERA again! On January 9, 2018, the PERA Board adopted a resolution calling for nominations for one state member position and one Municipal Member. These positions have a four-year term to begin January 1, 2019.

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Anna Williams, PERA Chief Financial Officer- PERA’s first annual "Popular Annual Financial Report" (PAFR)

PERA is delighted to present the first annual Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) for New Mexico PERA for the year ended June 30, 2017. The PAFR is a read-friendly summary of the detailed information contained in the Fiscal Year 17 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.

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Dominic Garcia, PERA Chief Investment Officer - PERA Prudently Manages Fund

A guest editorial from CWA-New Mexico in the November 29, 2017 Albuquerque Journal made suggestions on how the Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) can improve management of our Trust Fund. On behalf of the PERA Board and staff, who administers the $15.5 billion Fund for our 90,000 members, we would like to offer a balanced response. We welcome CWA’s interest in PERA. PERA, and the $1.1 billion in annual benefits we pay to our members, is an economic engine that impacts every corner of our state.

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Chief Investment Officer Jon Grabel Viewpoint - Virtual Reality

It is important to play games. We view gameplay as imperative for children because it helps with cognitive and physical development. Competitions teach children patience, social skills, negotiation, strategy, confidence and how to win and lose. Games are also important for adults. As we age, these activities help relieve stress, maintain brain function, stimulate creativity and help us feel young and energetic. In addition, games enhance our professional development.

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Chief Investment Officer Jon Grabel Viewpoint - National Retirement Security Week

It is human nature to focus on the present. At any point in time, the next decision is often the most significant one. Yet, planning for our future needs is of paramount importance. Mark Twain stated that one should “plan for the future because that’s where you are going to spend the rest of your life.” Congress supports this notion by declaring the third week of October as National Retirement Security Week (NRSW). As a whole, the US could prepare better for retirement.

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Chief Investment Officer Jon Grabel Viewpoint - Paradigm Shift

Asset management is a harder business today than it was a generation ago. While different types of institutions have different investment goals, they are all facing a paradigm shift. Institutions express their investment goals by designing portfolios predicated upon reaching and exceeding a target rate of return.

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Chief Investment Officer Jon Grabel Viewpoint - The Smart Money

Recently, a leading investment news publication featured a story about how many private equity managers (GPs) gain advantage over their investors, known as limited partners (LPs), through preferential fees and GP-friendly terms. The article cites a commonly held opinion in the institutional investment community that sovereign wealth funds, endowments, foundations and high-net-worth individuals are the preferred investors in these private equity vehicles as they are less sensitive to investment terms and transparency issues. The subtext to this view is that many in the investment world believe public pension funds are not the smartest investors and incapable of fully embracing the endowment model that relies on investment strategies such as private equity. Implicit in this assertion is that public pension funds should “wise-up.” We should accept any terms in the quest for high investment returns.

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Chief Investment Officer Jon Grabel Viewpoint - Data Issues

The capital market correction in early 2016 has produced legions of prognosticators. It is stunning to read about the number of investors who knew what was going to happen. Yet, the vast majority of these same people have a long market bias and are subject to market directionality. In other words, they have not walked the talk. selective

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