Press Releases

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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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IBHE Recommends Funding Increases to Improve Equity

The Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE), the board that oversees the needs and guides the policies of the State Universities Retirement System’s (SURS) 61 employers, on Monday approved a 7% increase to their FY 23 budget to further fund their equity-driven...

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SURS Board of Trustees Appoints New Director

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) Board of Trustees has named Interim Executive Director and Chief Benefits Officer Suzanne Mayer as the new executive director of the state pension fund. SURS oversees $28.1 billion in defined benefit...

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SURS Board Approves $150 Million in Real Asset Commitments

Champaign, IL – The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) Board of Trustees on Sept. 10 voted to commit $100 million to Pantheon Global Infrastructure Fund IV and $50 million to Blackstone Real Estate Partners Asia Fund III, subject to successful contract...

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