State Government Press Releases

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09/02/2020
The Rhode Island pension fund returned 3.21% in July, earning more than $272 million from investments, as Treasurer Magaziner's Back to Basics investment strategy continues to provide growth and stability for members of the Retirement System. Over the 12-month period ending July 31, 2020, the...
08/31/2020
Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner is hosting a virtual meeting of the Financial Empowerment Roundtable on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. (ET). The Rhode Island Financial Empowerment Roundtable, which was launched by Treasurer Magaziner in 2017, regularly brings together...
08/26/2020
Women's Equality Day commemorates the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which guarantees American women the right to vote, and raises awareness about the importance of gender equality in all walks of life. "Today we are reminded of the sacrifices made by suffragists,...
08/21/2020
Rhode Island's Crime Victim Compensation Program (CVCP) made over 1,100 payments to victims of violent crimes, including 135 payments to minor children, during the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2020. Collectively, the CVCP provided victims with over $1 million in financial support during the...
08/18/2020
The Rhode Island pension fund performed better than 87% of its peer pension funds in the Fiscal Year that ended June 30, 2020 according to new data released by Investment Metrics, formerly MSCI InvestorForce, the leading source of investment performance analytics for institutional investors. ...
07/22/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Despite the unprecedented crisis experienced in global markets by COVID-19, the Rhode Island pension fund, driven by Treasurer Magaziner's Back to Basics investment strategy, finished the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2020 with $8,469,750,816 in assets under management, a higher...
06/24/2020
The Rhode Island pension fund returned 1.69% in May, earning more than $140 million from investments, as Treasurer Magaziner's Back to Basics investment strategy continues to provide growth and stability for members of the Retirement System. Over the 12-month period ending May 31, 2020, the...
06/23/2020
Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today announced that Andrew Junkin, CFA has been hired as the State's Chief Investment Officer, effective June 22, 2020. Mr. Junkin served as president of Wilshire Consulting since 2015, leading a team of over 80 investment professionals. Over his 15-
06/22/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI --Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today made the following announcement about his office's use of the state's name: "Today, I am announcing that the Office of the General Treasurer will remove the words "and Providence Plantations" from the state's checks. We will...
06/10/2020
Rhode Island Treasurer Seth Magaziner today hosted a virtual award ceremony recognizing fifty high school juniors from across Rhode Island with the Young Leader Award. "I am inspired by the dedication of students who, during the COVID-19 crisis, have not only adapted to distance learning, but...