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Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

April 12, 2011
CalPERS report says fund has $17 billion invested in California

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CalPERS has released a report that highlights its investments in California, which accounted for about $17 billion of the system's $200.5 billion in assets last year.

"CalPERS for California," presented Monday to the fund's investment committee, notes that the largest slice of Golden State investment, some $6.1 billion, was in public companies. Of those, 644 have California headquarters that accounted for an estimated 700,000 workers statewide. The chart above shows the largest fund holdings in that category.

The report is a snapshot of CalPERS investments in the state as of June 30, 2010.

GRAPHIC: "CalPERS for California 2010" / CalPERS

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