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 August 31, 2014, approximately 8.9 percent of CalPERS total assets are invested in California. The following breakdown illustrates our investments in California.
|Asset Class||Market Value|
|Public Equity||$13.8 billion|
|Private Equity1||$3.7 billion|
|Real Estate2||$5.8 billion|
|Total California Investments||$26.9 billion|
1 Due to reporting constraints, Private Equity is as of March 31, 2014.
2 Due to reporting constraints, Real Estate and Infrastructure are as of June 30, 2014.
3 "Other" consists primarily of Forestland, Inflation, Absolute Return Strategies, and Liquidity.