Press Releases

Sep-16-20 SURS Hires Private Credit Advisor, Allocates Money to Farmland Fund

Champaign, IL – The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) Board of Trustees on Sept. 11 voted to retain Meketa Investment Group as a discretionary private credit advisor, pending successful contract negotiations. Private Credit is a new component of the Stabilization Growth class with an initial target allocation of 5%.

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Sep-04-20 State Universities Retirement System Board Meetings

Champaign, IL - The Investment Committee, Diversity Committee, Audit & Risk Committee, Legal & Legislative Committee, Administration Committee and the Board of Trustees of the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) will meet on Thursday, September 10 and Friday, September 11, 2020, via remote access due to COVID-19 statewide restrictions.

Jun-18-20 State Universities Retirement System Board Meeting

Champaign, IL - The Diversity Committee of the Board of Trustees of the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) will meet on Monday, June 22, 2020, via remote access due to COVID-19 statewide restrictions.

Times on the agenda that follows are approximate.

Jun-09-20 SURS Approves Private Credit Consultant Search, Allocates Funds to Real Estate, Fixed Income

Champaign, IL - The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) Board of Trustees on June 5 approved releasing a request for proposals (RFP) for either discretionary or non-discretionary private credit consulting services. The RFP will be available at www.surs.org/rfp-investment on or around June 15.

Jun-01-20 State Universities Retirement System Board Meetings

Champaign, IL - The Investment Committee, Executive Committee, Administration Committee and the Board of Trustees of the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) will meet on Thursday, June 4 and Friday, June 5, 2020, via remote access due to COVID-19 statewide restrictions.

Times on the agendas are approximate.

Apr-22-20 State Universities Retirement System Board Meeting

Champaign, IL - The Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) will hold a special meeting on April 24, 2020, at 2:00 pm CST via remote access only due to COVID-19 statewide restrictions.

Times shown on the agenda that follows are approximate.

Mar-19-20 SURS Approves $50 Million Real Asset Commitment, Reports 17.9% Return for 2019

Champaign, IL - The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) Board of Trustees on March 13 approved a commitment of $50 million to Crow Holdings Realty Partners Fund IX, subject to successful contract negotiations.

Mar-12-20 Hendrie Appointed to SURS Board

Champaign, IL – Gov. Pritzker has appointed Scott Hendrie of Savoy to serve on the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) Board of Trustees.

Mar-09-20 State Universities Retirement System Board Meetings

Champaign, IL - The Investment Committee, Administration Committee, Audit & Risk Committee, Legal & Legislative Committee and the Board of Trustees of the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) will hold meetings on Thursday, March 12, and Friday, March 13, 2020, at the SURS office,1901 Fox Drive in Champaign and at SURS NIU Naperville Outreach Center, 1120 E.

Feb-26-20 Governor Plans to Fully Fund Pension Contributions, Add Extra $100 Million, Uphold Retiree Benefits

Champaign, IL - In his fiscal year 2021 budget address Wednesday, Gov. Pritzker said he plans to provide the full certified state contributions to all five state-funded retirement systems including SURS, the Teachers’ Retirement System, the State Employees’ Retirement System, and the Judges’ and General Assembly Retirement Systems.

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