Press Releases

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SURS Launches Diverse Manager Portal, Terminates Asset Manager

Champaign, IL – The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) has created an online Diverse Manager Portal designed specifically to provide an opportunity for diversely-owned investment management firms with greater than 51% ownership by minorities, women, or...

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SURS Board Votes to Oppose SB 2152

Legislation would transfer proxy voting authority to state treasurer, compromising the ability of SURS board to protect assets from undue political influence and to fulfill fiduciary obligations to SURS membership Champaign, IL – The State Universities Retirement...

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1099-R Tax Forms Available Online

1099-R Tax Forms Are Now Available Online SURS has completed its paper mailing of the 2023 IRS Form 1099-R to each member or beneficiary who received a distribution in 2022. Members may log in to the SURS secure Member Website and print a copy if needed. The 1099-R...

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SURS Announces Active-Member Trustee Appointment

State Universities Retirement System (SURS) Vice-Chairperson Collin Van Meter, on behalf of SURS elected board members, today announced the appointment of Antonio Vasquez as an active-member trustee to the SURS Board of Trustees. Vasquez was selected by a majority...

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SURS Announces Active-Member Board Vacancy

State Universities Retirement System (SURS) Executive Director Suzanne Mayer today announced a vacancy on the SURS Board of Trustees. The elected active-member seat will be filled by a majority vote of the other five elected trustees. SURS active members who are...

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SURS Hires Two Emerging Markets Equity Managers

Champaign, IL – The State Universities Retirement System Board of Trustees on Sept. 16 voted to retain Nipun Capital and William Blair for Emerging Market Equity mandates with a 50/50 allocation of assets between the two managers, subject to successful completion of...

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