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Defensive investments helped pension fund beat markets in 2018

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January 25, 2019

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The Rhode Island pension fund finished well ahead of U.S. and global stock markets in December due to the defensively positioned investments in the fund's portfolio. In a month where U.S. stocks fell more than nine percent, the pension fund posted a -2.88 percent return, outperforming the Russell 3000 US stock market index by 6.4 percent. This outperformance represents more than $500 million of value that was preserved due to the defensive positioning of the pension fund's investment strategy.