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Feb-07-18 Understanding Your SURS Benefits Webinar - Tier I and Tier II

This webinar will provide an overview of SURS Tier I and Tier II benefits, with a focus on retirement. Earning & purchasing service credit, sick leave, refunds, reciprocal time, disability, death & survivor benefits, insurance, retirement calculations, & applying for retirement will all be discussed.

Feb-01-18 Retirement Education Seminars (Naperville)

SURS is offering Retirement Education Seminars for members enrolled in the Traditional and Portable plans. The following one-day seminars will be held at the SURS office located within the NIU-Naperville Outreach Center in Naperville, IL. The services will be specific to your employer type.

Feb-01-18 Self-Managed Plan Pre-Retirement Seminar (Champaign)

There are no seminars scheduled at this time. Please check back later for upcoming dates.

Jan-30-18 Understanding Your SURS Benefits Webinar - Tier II

This webinar will provide an overview of SURS Tier II benefits, with a focus on retirement. Earning & purchasing service credit, sick leave, refunds, reciprocal time, disability, death & survivor benefits, insurance, retirement calculations, & applying for retirement will all be discussed.

Jan-30-18 SURS FY 2017 Annual Report

SURS 102-page annual report outlining assets; liabilities; employer contributions; investment policies, objectives and performance highlights; manager fees; membership and benefit statistics and more is available online for members to review.

SURS Annual Financial Report

Jan-25-18 SURS Announces New Deputy Chief Investment Officer

Champaign, IL – The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ellen Hung, CFA, as deputy chief investment officer (deputy CIO), effective Jan. 30.

Jan-22-18 SURS Members Receiving Unwanted Solicitations from Compass Investors, LLC

To all SURS SMP Members:

SURS previously received notice that a company called Compass Investors, LLC has been sending email solicitations to our SURS Self-Managed Plan (SMP) members through the following email addresses:

Dec-14-17 Open-End Core-Plus Real Estate Search

The State Universities Retirement System of Illinois (SURS) requests proposals from qualified firms to provide open-end core-plus real estate fund investment management services. SURS is issuing the RFP for due diligence purposes, to ensure its receipt of quality services in a cost-effective manner.

Oct-31-17 Options Strategy Search

The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) is requesting proposals from qualified firms interested in providing Equity Index Option Risk Premia Capture Strategies ("Strategies"). The purpose of this proposed allocation is to consider options-based products that offer an attractive risk vs. return profile relative to traditional equity strategies and/or generate incremental income from writing put and/or call options.

Oct-27-17 Defined Contribution Consultant

The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) is requesting proposals from investment consulting firms to provide defined contribution consulting services to SURS Investment Staff and Board of Trustees.  This is a non-discretionary, full-retainer mandate.  SURS will retain discretion over all manager/fund selection decisions. 

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