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May 15, 2015
Volvo Plant is Credit Positive for South Carolina and Berkeley County

Friday, May 15, 2015 Volvo Plant Seen as Positive for South Carolina By: Shelly Sigo From: The Bond Buyer BRADENTON, Fla. – Volvo Car Corp.’s selection of Berkeley County, S.C., for its first U.S. factory is a credit positive for the county … Continue reading

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May 13, 2015
Treasurer Loftis appoints SC State University interim trustee

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 South Carolina Treasurer Curtis Loftis Jr. has appointed Jeff Vinzani to serve on the Interim Board of Trustees of South Carolina State University. Vinzani is a Charleston attorney with Graybill Lansche & Vinzani. In Treasurer Loftis’ appointment letter to Vinzani, Loftis wrote, … Continue reading

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May 8, 2015
SC Policy Council rejects bad pension bill (S. 675)

Friday, May 8, 2015 Altering Management of Retirement System Assets By: South Carolina Policy Council S.675 designates the Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA) and the Retirement System Investment Commission (RISC) as co-trustees of the assets of the state retirement system. Under current … Continue reading

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May 3, 2015
Treasurer Loftis featured in New York Times on state pension investments

from The New York Times – May 1, 2015. Read article on New York Times website here. Pension Funds Can Only Guess at Private Equity’s Cost Partnership agreements outlining private equity firms’ practices are as closely guarded as the recipe … Continue reading

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April 14, 2015
Charleston ripe for investment from Wall Street firms, state treasurer says; Trump also bullish on region

Post and Courier, April 13, 2015 – South Carolina’s state treasurer is hoping a national gathering of government money handlers in Charleston will yield a bigger long-term payoff. Curtis Loftis said he urged the State Financial Officers Foundation to hold … Continue reading

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March 26, 2015
Treasurer Loftis returns $300,000 to South Carolina general fund

Treasurer Curtis Loftis’ belief in efficiency and saving taxpayers’ money has converged into a strategic partnership with Wells Fargo & Company.  This partnership has helped the State Treasurer’s Office (STO) streamline operations and return more than $300,000 to state coffers … Continue reading

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March 24, 2015
Ex-Hewlett-Packard CEO, former U.S. attorney general to speak at national conference in Charleston

Two nationally known figures will deliver the opening and closing keynote addresses during the State Financial Officers national conference in Charleston April 13-14. Read more: http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20150324/PC05/150329675/1031/ex-hewlett-packard-ceo-former-us-attorney-general-to-speak-at-national-conference-in-charleston  

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March 23, 2015
Loftis says bill weakens oversight of pension fund

COLUMBIA – State Treasurer Curtis Loftis is campaigning against a bill that would make changes in the agency responsible for investing the state’s $30 billion pension fund, charging the legislation weakens public oversight of the fund. Loftis has written letters to … Continue reading

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March 12, 2015
Treasurer’s first letter on Senate Bill 527

Letter to Senate Subcommittee Read full letter here: Letter-to-the-Senate-Finance-Special-Subcommittee-to-Review-the-Investment-of-State-Retirement-Funds.pdf

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February 26, 2015
West Columbia Native Puts On His Boxing Gloves

State Treasurer Curtis Loftis may be the state’s most popular political official. He attributes that to his success in reforming how state tax money is spent. The West Columbia native was elected in 2010. He was the first to ever … Continue reading

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