Money Management Letter Announces Nominees for 5th Annual Public Pension Fund Awards; William Sharpe Honored for Lifetime Achievement

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Money Management Letter, a publication of Institutional Investor News, has announced the nominees for the 5th Annual Public Pension Fund Awards. To honor the nominees, Institutional Investor News, in collaboration with Information Management Network, will host an awards ceremony.

Money Management Letter, a publication of Institutional Investor News, has announced the nominees for the 5th Annual Public Pension Fund Awards. To honor the nominees, Institutional Investor News, in collaboration with Information Management Network, will host an awards ceremony on April 2nd at the Hyatt Regency Lake Las Vegas Resort, Spa & Casino.

Money Management Letter Lifetime Achievement Award:

William Sharpe, professor of finance, emeritus at Stanford University's graduate school of business

Nominees in all nine categories were selected based primarily on their accomplishments during the 2005 calendar year. The nominees are as follows:

Large Public Plan of the Year

Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management Board

Pennsylvania Public School Employees Retirement System

New Jersey Division of Investments

Medium Public Plan of the Year

Michigan Municipal Employees Retirement System

Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund

San Diego County Employees Retirement Association

Small Public Plan of the Year

Mass. Turnpike Authority Employees' Retirement System

Jacksonville (Fla.) Police & Fire Pension Fund

City of Worcester (Mass.) Retirement System

Savviest Plan Sponsor of the Year:

Teachers Retirement System of Texas

Missouri State Employees' Retirement System

California State Teachers Retirement System

Equity Manager of the Year:

AllianceBernstein Institutional Investment Management

Thornburg Investment Management

AXA Rosenberg Investment Management

Bond Manager of the Year:

Principal Global Investors

PIMCO

Loomis Sayles & Co.

Alternatives Manager of the Year:

Bridgewater Associates

Mesirow Financial

The Blackstone Group

Public Plan Consultant of the Year

Stephen Nesbitt, Cliffwater LLC

Chris Cesare, Rocaton Investment Advisors

Dan Holmes, Summit Strategies

Public Fund Marketer of the Year

Doug Angstrom, Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Jack Gastler, Acadian Asset Management

Thad Fletcher, Cooke & Bieler Investment Counsel

About the Money Management Letter Industry Awards:

Institutional Investor News awards set the standard for excellence within the financial services industry. Opinions are solicited from the industry but the nominees and winners are selected exclusively by the editorial staff of Money Management Letter.

Public pension plans and their officials, consultants and asset managers are eligible for awards. Nominees and winners represent the best and brightest in their field.

About the Publication:

Money Management Letter is the leading publication that covers the US asset management and pension funds industries. Every two weeks the publication breaks news on which asset managers are being hired and fired by the nation's public and private pension funds, asset manager personnel moves, activity at consulting firms, new product development, plan sponsor profiles, asset manager league tables, industry studies and more. MML is a must read for any serious practitioner.

About IMN:

Information Management Network (IMN) is the market leader in organizing finance and investment conferences. Based in New York City, the Company is in its tenth year of operations.

Information Management Network was established to offer educational conferences of the highest quality for the global investment community. The Company organizes roughly 70 conferences annually across the United States and throughout the world.

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