California Investments

CalPERS is one of the largest investors in California - providing jobs, services and a financial boost to the State's economy.

We recognize the significant investment opportunities that are present in California and have allocated some of our portfolio for direct California investments. Typically measured in dollars, these investments not only benefit our members, but also State and local economies.

Our private equity investments through limited partnerships, for example, are headquartered in the State or chartered to invest in California. These programs are designed to provide superior risk-adjusted returns for the System and invigorate support for the State's economy.

As of April 30, 2014, approximately 9.0 percent of CalPERS total assets are invested in California. The following breakdown illustrates our investments in California.

Asset Class Market Value
Growth $16.5 billion
Income $2.9 billion
Real Assets $5.7 billion
Inflation $0.0 billion
Absolute Return Strategy $1.0 billion
Liquidity $0.0 billion
Total California Investments & Commitments $26.1 billion

Dated: 07-11-2014