News & Announcements

PERA CIO Nominated as Allocator Voice

This week, the Institutional Investor shared a prominent list of allocators from across the globe who are being recognized for their leadership in driving the investment industry through innovation, and for bringing an inspirational approach to both their personal and professional worlds.

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PERA Investment Staff doing Great Things in June 2020

In June 2020, PERA CIO, Dominic Garcia was appointed as a member of the Institute for Private Capital’s (IPC) Research Council and PERA Investment staff were featured in a research and white paper published by Landmark Partners.

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COVID-19 Update

PERA recognizes that the COVID-19 global pandemic is creating uncertainty and concern among our members. We want to reassure you that your benefits are safe and that we are conducting normal business practices.

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Accelerate Investors Interview with CIO Dominic Garcia

Betty Salanic, CEO and founder of Accelerate Investors, interviews some of the world’s top Chief Investment Officers to learn about their background, hear their current investment strategies and understand their global outlook. PERA's CIO Dominic Garcia shares his story.

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Letter from PERA Board Chair John Melia

Dear PERA Members, I know these are extraordinarily uncertain and stressful times for all of us but I wanted to write to provide you with assurances about PERA and your retirement.

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PERA Offices To Close

The Albuquerque and Santa Fe offices of the Public Employees Retirement Association of New Mexico (PERA) will be closing until further notice. It is anticipated that the closures will last until New Mexico public schools resume normal operations. “This is not an easy decision, but we are making it in the best interest of our members and staff.” Board Chair John Melia and Executive Director Wayne Propst said in a joint statement. While the offices will be closed, essential services will continue.

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PERA and Public Health

On March 11, 2020, Governor Lujan Grisham declared a public health emergency for New Mexico. PERA is actively preparing to continue normal business practices. We are dedicated to our members and their health. We are encouraging limiting face to face contact and therefore ask members to communicate with PERA via email and phone whenever possible. PERA will also set up secure drop off boxes in our Albuquerque and Santa Fe offices for members who would like to limit their in-person interactions. PERA is following a Business Continuity Plan and we are prepared to continue regular monthly benefit payments to our retired members. Effective immediately, all PERA Outreach Seminars will be canceled at this time and rescheduled tentatively for May 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but we are dedicated to keeping our members healthy and safe.

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Pensions & Investments Webinar with PERA CIO, Dominic Garcia - A fresh Look at Risk Parity

Though solidified in 2019 thanks to the stock market rally, pension plan funded levels remain a challenge. But help is on the way. Breakthroughs in risk parity benchmarking have led to new insights into and applications of risk parity in institutional portfolios. This webinar will help plan sponsors of any size better understand both the risk and opportunity of integrating active or passive risk parity into their portfolios. The webinar features Dominic Garcia, PERA CIO who talks about embracing risk parity from contemplation to implementation.

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Dominic Garcia awarded the AIF Global's Institutional Governance Excellence Award

Dominic was recently awarded with the AIF Global’s Institutional Governance Excellence Award. This is a very prestigious award as AIF Global focuses on institutional investment policy and whose target audience includes chief and senior investment officers of some of the world’s largest institutional pension and superannuation plans. When speaking with Melissa Waller, the AIF Institute President, she expressed what an honor it was for them to be able to recognize him. We are very proud of all the great work him and his team are doing for PERA and its members.

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Dominic Garcia: From Mentee to Mentor

CIO discusses innovations and learning experiences from his Wisconsin days, and how he brings it all to his fund.

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