CalPERS cooks its books

SEPTEMBER 14, 2020 | by Yves Smith | NAKED CAPITALISM

By Yves Smith, includes “… One of CalPERS’ most visible outside advisors is its private equity consultant Meketa Investment Group. Reports to the board about CalPERS’ outside contracts showed payments to Meketa of over $1 million across the last two fiscal years. Yet CalPERS’ CAFRs for those two years showed payments to Meketa of only $78,000 in one year, the fiscal year ended June 2019, and none the previous year, even though Meketa received fees from CalPERS in both years. And as we’ll soon show, CalPERS’ efforts to ‘splain itself only wound up digging its bad accounting hole deeper. …”