The New York State Common Retirement Fund missed its 7% target. It closed the fiscal year ended March 31 with an estimated value of $210.2 billion -- a return of just 5.23%.
Private equity led the gains with a 9.9% return. Without the returns provided by private equity, the overall fund would have returned about two-thirds of a percentage point less.
“It was a tumultuous year in the markets that fortunately came with more ups than downs, including a swift recovery from December’s significant correction,” New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli said in a printed statement.
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