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After investigation into Seattle’s pension system, readers wonder: Why not just invest in index funds?

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Readers had strong reactions and lots of questions following a Seattle Times investigation into why the Seattle City Employees’ Retirement System had one of the worst investment returns over a decade of any large public pension. Here are answers to some of the most common questions we received.

Q: If city officials invested pension funds poorly, why do taxpayers have to make up for it?

Times Watchdog

Behind Seattle’s rising pension costs: Past mismanagement adds

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