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October 25, 2019

Treasurer Wooden Meets with Jamaican Prime Minister, Discusses Economic Partnership & Opportunities; Wooden Reaffirms Connecticut's Strong Relationship - Past, Present, & Future - With Jamaica During NYC Meeting With Prime Minister Andrew Holness & Investors

October 23, 2019

State Treasurers, NYC Comptroller, & Private Institutional Investors Launch Northeast Investors' Diversity Initiative Coalition Pushes Board Diversity Benefits And Best Practices; Urges Region's Companies To Appoint More Women And People Of Color To Boards Of Directors

October 18, 2019

Treasurer Wooden, Teachers Kickoff Listening Tour with Talk On Financial Education Wooden Turns To Educators On Financial Literacy At First Tour Stop; Partnerships & Policy Key Focus Of Meriden Forum

October 16, 2019

Treasurer Wooden Launches Economic Empowerment Listening Tour; from Workforce Development & Entrepreneurship To Financial Literacy & Retirement Security, Statewide Listening Tour To Profile Economic Opportunities & Barriers To Address

October 10, 2019

CRPTF's Private Market Commitment Pacing Advances As Private Equity Funds Are Considered; Treasurer Wooden Announces Decision To Commit $200 Million To The IFM Global Infrastructure Fund; Considers Additional Private Equity Opportunities

October 8, 2019

Treasurer Wooden Unanimously Elected to Leadership Role in National Association Of State Treasurers Wooden Elected To Serve As Secretary-Treasurer Of National Treasurer's Organization; Leads Discussion On Retirement Policy

September 19, 2019

Treasurer Wooden Presses for Accountability In Corporate Lobbying on Climate Change; Ahead of UN Climate Action Summit, Ct Joins 200 Institutional Investors Urging Lobbying Transparency & Alignment with Paris Agreement Goals

September 12, 2019

CRPTF's Asset Class Restructuring Advances As Global Infrastructure Strategy Considered; Treasurer Wooden Moves to Invest with Three Active Developed International Equity Managers; Reviews Up to $200 Million Investment Opportunity with IFM Global Infrastructure Fund

September 12, 2019

Treasurer Wooden Calls on Major Corporations to Adopt Disability Inclusion Practices and Reporting; Seeking Long-Term Value on Investments, Treasurer Points to Research on the Business Case for Diverse Workforces

September 3, 2019

Treasurer Wooden Launches National College Savings Month With Special CHET Offer for September; New and Existing CHET Savings Accounts Eligible for $50 Bonus

August 22, 2019

CRPTF Fiscal Year End Numbers Show Progress & More Work To Do; With Fiscal Year Investment Earnings at $1.8 billion, Treasurer Wooden Continues Investment Portfolio Restructuring; Investments Announced & New Fund Managers Considered at August IAC Meeting

August 9, 2019

CHET Baby Scholars Celebrates 5 Years Of Success; Over 11,000 Connecticut Babies Enrolled in College Savings Program; Partnership with Read to Grow Expanding into 8 Additional Hospitals Throughout CT

August 7, 2019

Treasurer Wooden Kicks-Off National Black Business Month with Entrepreneurs In Bridgeport; Business Tour of CoLLab Exchange, Kidskandi Vintage, & B:Hive Bridgeport Profiles Innovation & Entrepreneurship on Main Street; Treasurer Hosts Roundtable with Local Biz Leaders, Young Entrepreneurs, & the Black Business Alliance to Discuss Growth Potential for CT's Minority-Owned Businesses

August 6, 2019

A First for Connecticut: State Treasurer Hires Chief Risk Officer; Critical Role to Focus on Developing Strategies to Manage Investment, Operational, and Enterprise Risk

August 5, 2019

Treasurer Wooden Delivers Keynote Address at Connecticut Education Association's Summer Conference; In Remarks to More than 500 State Teachers, Treasurer Reinforces Commitment to Pensions and Taxpayers

July 25, 2019

Investors Bank On Ct's Future As Competitive Bond Sale Delivers Big For State Taxpayers: Treasurer Wooden Sells $239.9 Million in GO Refunding Bonds, Toppling Expectations with Incredibly Low 1.67% Interest Rate, Saving Taxpayers $42.9 Million Over Next 10 Years

July 22, 2019

Treasurer Wooden Calls on CCSU Summer Program Students to be Economically Empowered; to Seek Both Higher Education & Financial Education to Fortify Their Futures As Educational Opportunity Program Prepares Young Adults with the Skills to Succeed in College, Treasurer Joins Junior Achievement to Talk Savings & Spending Basics to Help Shape College Careers & Beyond

July 12, 2019

Treasurer Wooden Praises Manufacturing Pipeline Initiative, Eastern Ct Workforce Investment Board Collaboration Bridging The Region's Workforce Gap; As a New State Economic Report Points to Connecticut's Aging Workforce & Increased Hiring Needs in Manufacturing Sector; Treasurer Meets with Sound Manufacturing, Inc. & Workforce Partners to Discuss Manufacturing Pipeline Solutions

July 11, 2019

Treasurer Wooden Cuts Grand Opening Ribbon At New Women's Empowerment Center In Hartford; Community Renewal Team's Center to Provide Innovative Resources for Women to Focus on Personal & Professional Success

July 10, 2019

Treasurer Wooden Announces Commitment To Invest $200 Million In Global Infrastructure Fund; Treasurer Presents Investment Opportunities in Real Estate and Private Investment, Announces Progress on Corporate Governance Initiatives

July 10, 2019 Credit Rating Agency Upgrades Outlook On Connecticut Bonds

July 10, 2019

Hartford Courant - Second Credit Rating Agency Upgrades Connecticut's Bond Outlook

July 9, 2019

More Progress: Second Credit Rating Agency Improves Outlook on Connecticut's Bond Rating; Treasurer Wooden Announces Kroll Bond Ratings Improves Outlook on State's Credit Rating from "Negative" to "Stable"

July 1, 2019 Investors' Role in Disability Inclusion

June 25, 2019

Patch - $7.6 Million Slated for Enfield Water Pollution Control Plant; Recent Bond Sales Helped Generate More Than $280 Million for this and Similar Projects Across the State, According to the State Treasurer.

June 25, 2019

Patch - $7.2 Million Slated for Farmington Water Pollution Control Plant; Recent Bond Sales Helped Generate More Than $280 Million for this and Similar Projects Across the State, According to the State Treasurer.

June 24, 2019

Treasurer Wooden: Clean Water Fund's Green Bond Sale Shatters State Records; Program Makes History with Retail Orders Topping $240 Million in One Day, While Interest Costs Dropped to a Record Low at 2.69%

June 20, 2019

Treasurer Wooden Names Laurie Martin Chief Investment Officer of State's $35.5 Billion Pension Plans; With Appointment, Key Leader To Focus on Stability and Other Initiatives to Keep Connecticut on 'Right Fiscal Path'

June 6, 2019

Hartford Courant - Connecticut Treasurer Among Those Calling on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to Give Up Chairman Role

June 6, 2019

Nearly 70 Percent of Facebook's Non-Insider Votes Support Independent Board Chair; Shareholder Resolution Co-filed by Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds, Public Plans

June 5, 2019

ctpost - Budget Averts Massive Teacher Pension Payment

 May 22, 2019

Hartford Courant - State Treasurer Shawn T. Wooden: The reckoning has come. It's time to restructure the debt.

April 26, 2019

HARTFORD BUSINESS.COM - The state sold $240 million in UConn 2000 bonds in a near-record sale, the Treasurer says.

April 25, 2019

Treasurer Wooden, UCONN: Success of Bond Sale for UCONN Projects Further Proof of Investor Confidence in Connecticut

April 18, 2019

Treasurer Wooden: First 100 Days in Office Show Commitment To Action on State's Pressing Fiscal Challenges; Addressing Unfunded Pension Liabilities,Improving Credit Standing Among Highlights

April 8, 2019

ctpost- Dan Haar: Celebrating the Right Direction for State's Debt

April 5, 2019

Treasurer Wooden, Governor Lamont, Teachers Urge Passage of Act to Stabilize Teachers' Retirement Fund; Plan Would Save Nearly $900 Million Over Next Five Years

March 29, 2019

HARTFORD BUSINESS.COM - Investors flock to CT's $1B debt issue

March 29, 2019

Treasurer Wooden Announces Historic General Obligation Bond Sales Record As Investors Cite Positive Momentum For Connecticut; Interest Savings Of $45.8 Million Compared To Last Go Bond Sale Levels.

March 20, 2019

Governor Lamont, Treasurer Wooden, Opm Secretary McCaw To Promote Sale of Connecticut Bonds in Hartford,Chicago, Boston and New York; "Investor Road Show" to Highlight New Fiscal Leadership, Economic Progress.

March 19, 2019

Hartford Courant - For the first time in 18 years, Connecticut's bond outlook upgraded.

March 19, 2019

Treasurer Wooden: Connecticut's Bond Outlook Improved By a Major Credit Rating Agency For First Time in 18 Years; Standard & Poor's gives State a Positive Outlook, Cites Improved Reserves and Fiscal Stability

March 14, 2019

PRIVATE EQUITY INTERNATIONAL - Connecticut's new Treasurer Shawn Wooden unveils plan to add $200 million per year for the Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds' private equity programme.

March 8, 2019

THE BOND BUYER - Treasurer Shawn Wooden Expects His Proposal to Fix the State Teachers' Pension System to Kick-Start an Agenda that Includes Infrastructure, Improved Returns and Financial Literacy.

March 5, 2019

Hartford Courant - Family, Friends and State Officials Send Off 123 Members of the Connecticut National Guard Who Are Deploying to Cuba  - "During the send-off ceremony Tuesday, state Treasurer Shawn Wooden told the troops: "We will never forget that it is your courage, your sweat and sometimes your blood that keeps America free. ... I'll be here when you return."

March 5, 2019

Institutional Real Estate, Inc. - Connecticut State Treasurer Joins Global Investors' Initiative to Tackle Carbon Pollution at Country's Largest Power Utilities.

March 5, 2019

Treasurer Wooden Joins Global Investors Initiative to Tackle Carbon Pollution at Country's Largest Power Utilities; Coalition Representing $1.8 Trillion in Global Assets Sets Net-Zero Carbon Deadline for Big Polluters.

March 4, 2019

Pension&Investments - New Connecticut Treasurer Wants to Maximize Pension Fund Returns, Minimize Risk.

March 1, 2019

Patch - Manchester - CT Treasurer Puts in His 2 Cents Reading To Manchester Students.

February 26, 2019

Treasurer Wooden, State Officials Acknowledge $1 million in CHEFA Workforce Development Grant Awards at February 27 Event.

February 20, 2019

THE BOND BUYER - Connecticut's New Plan to Shore Up Teachers' Pension Fund.

February 19, 2019

Pension&Investments - Connecticut Governor Proposes Reforms to State Teachers Fund in Conjunction with Treasurer.

February 19, 2019

Statement From Treasurer Wooden on Teachers' Retirement Fund Restructuring Proposal Included in Governor Lamont's Budget.

February 15, 2019

Testimony Submitted by Treasurer Shawn T. Wooden to the Government Administration and Elections Committee Concerning the Divestment of State Funds Invested in Companies Doing Business in Venezuela.

February 7, 2019

Treasurer Wooden Launches 2019 CHET Dream Big! College Savings Competition Art and Essay Competition to Award $26,000 to CT Students.

February 5, 2019

CTPOST - State Treasurer will recommend pension changes.

January 30, 2019

Statement from State Treasurer Shawn T. Wooden on the agreement announced today regarding the State Pier between the City of New London and the Connecticut Port Authority, of which the Treasurer is an ex-officio board member.

January 17, 2019

Treasurer Wooden Names Six To Key Staff Positions; Hires Demonstrate Commitment to Qualifications, Experience, Ethics.

January 19, 2019

Wooden Sworn in as Connecticut's 83rd State Treasurer; "Connecticut is facing some enormous fiscal challenges right now, as well as some very exciting opportunities for growth."