Press Releases

Jun-12-19 SURS Increases Real Assets Investment, Hires Private Equity Advisor

Champaign, IL - The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) Board of Trustees on June 7 increased the System’s commitment to Dune Real Estate Fund IV from $20 million to $50 million, subject to successful contract negotiations. The additional allocation is the result of an increased real assets allocation and an updated pacing study completed at the end of 2018 by the System’s real asset consultant Callan.

Jun-03-19 State Universities Retirement System Board Meetings

Champaign, IL - The Board of Trustees and Executive Committee of the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) will meet on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at the Meketa Investment Group, 1 E. Wacker Drive in Chicago.
On Thursday, June 6 and Friday, June 7, 2019, SURS’s Investment Committee, Audit & Risk Committee, Legal & Legislative Committee, Administration Committee and the Board of Trustees will meet at Northern Trust, 50 S. LaSalle Street in Chicago.

May-03-19 State Universities Retirement System Board Meetings

Champaign, IL - The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) Board of Trustees will hold a board retreat on Tuesday, May 7 and Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at the Hyatt Place, 217 N. Neil Street in Champaign.

May-02-19 State Universities Retirement System Board Meetings

Champaign, IL - The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) will conduct board orientation on Monday, May 6, 2019, at SURS office, 1901 Fox Drive in Champaign.

Apr-29-19 SURS Increases Real Assets Investment

Champaign, IL - The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) Board of Trustees on April 18 voted to commit $75 million to the Westbrook Real Estate Fund XI and up to $40 million to Long Wharf Real Estate Partners Fund VI, both commitments are contingent on successful contract negotiations.

These investments are consistent with the real assets strategy objectives for 2019.

Apr-16-19 Governor Appoints Three Trustees to SURS Board

Champaign, IL - Gov. Pritzker has appointed Richard Figueroa, Jamie-Clare Flaherty and John Lyons to the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) Board of Trustees.

Apr-15-19 State Universities Retirement System Board Meeting

Champaign, IL - The Board of Trustees of the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) will meet on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at Northern Trust, 50 S. LaSalle Street in Chicago.

Times shown on the agenda that follows are approximate.

Mar-14-19 SURS Makes Large Commitment to Real Estate Fund, Approves Manager Searches

Champaign, IL - The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) Board of Trustees on March 8 voted to commit 75 million euros (approximately $84.6 million) to Blackstone Real Estate Partners Europe Fund VI, contingent on successful contract negotiations. The investment furthers SURS long-term strategic plan for the System’s real estate portfolio.

Mar-05-19 State Universities Retirement System Board Meetings

Champaign, IL - The Investment Committee, the Legal & Legislative Committee, the Executive Committee, the Audit & Risk Committee, the Administration Committee, and the Board of Trustees of the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) will meet on Thursday, March 7 and Friday, March 8, 2019, at the SURS offices, 1901 Fox Drive in Champaign.

Dec-11-18 SURS Sets FY 2020 Effective Rate of Interest, Approves Consultant and Provider Searches

Champaign, IL - The State Universities Retirement (SURS) Board of Trustees on Dec. 7 voted to keep the System’s effective rate of interest at 6.5 percent for fiscal year 2020.

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