In its ongoing drive toward fixing what it believes are the New York Stock Exchange’s most serious problems, California Public Employees’ Retirement System, or CalPERS, the nation’s top public pension fund, has nominated former Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Arthur Levitt and current Relational Investors LLC executive Ralph Whitworth to the Big Board’s board.

The nominations come three-and-a-half months after CalPERS filed a $154-million class-action lawsuit against the stock exchange, and seven investment firms in particular, for defrauding its customers. CalPERS has about $60 billion invested in the NYSE.

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