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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. 

Oct-23-17 General Investment Consultant

The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) is requesting proposals from investment consulting firms to provide general 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.

Oct-05-17 Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment

The State of Illinois TRAIL Medicare Advantage open enrollment period for participating annuitants and survivors is October 16 - November 16, 2017. The 2018 plan year will begin January 1, 2018, and will run through December 31, 2018.

Oct-03-17 SURS 2018 Board of Trustees Election

Martin Noven, board secretary and executive director of the State Universities Retirement System (SURS), has announced the System will hold a board election during April 2018 to fill three expiring trustee positions. An impartial election services company will conduct the election. Candidate packets and petition forms are available from SURS. Candidates should contact Kelly Carson at kcarson@surs.org for information. Completed petitions will be due to SURS on Jan. 31, 2018.

Aug-04-17 UPS System and UPD System

The deadline for this RFP has been extended to August 25, 2017 by 4:30 PM CDT

SURS is seeking proposals from qualified candidates to provide a UPS System and UPD System for our Computer Room. The proposed system will replace a 40KVA Comet UPS system and EPE Technologies UPD system.

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