"We have been able to do that for 20 years, and will be able to do that for 20 years into the future," Dear said. But probably not with fixed income and equities alone, he said. "We can go global, we can go to liquid asset classes, and do a better job of risk management."
As a fund's rate of return partly depends on the fees it has to pay, Calpers has also been working on renegotiating private-equity fees and has had success driving down costs with hedge-fund partners.
Calpers' Top Holdings (as of April 2011):
Calpers' Asset Allocation (as of April 2011):
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