investments http://www.kplu.org en Washington's pension owns resort in paradise, among far-flung investments http://www.kplu.org/post/washingtons-pension-owns-resort-paradise-among-far-flung-investments OLYMPIA, Wash. – There’s a government office in Olympia where employees travel the globe and titans of Wall Street are regular visitors. The singer Bono even dropped in once, after a concert.<p>We’re talking about the Washington State Investment Board. Its job is to maximize returns on an $85 billion investment portfolio. To do that the Board invests in some very exotic places.<p>About the closest most of us will ever get to Tahiti is a Paul Gaughin painting or the beach image on our computer screensaver. Wed, 18 Jul 2012 14:37:52 +0000 Austin Jenkins 5627 at http://www.kplu.org Washington's pension owns resort in paradise, among far-flung investments