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Sep-10-19 State Universities Retirement System Board Meetings

Champaign, IL - The Diversity Committee, Investment Committee, Legal & Legislative Committee, Administration Committee and the Board of Trustees of the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) will hold meetings on Thursday, Sept. 12 and Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at the SURS office,1901 Fox Drive in Champaign.

Aug-27-19 Vogel Selected to Serve on SURS Board of Trustees

Champaign, IL – Mitchell Vogel, a SURS annuitant and former board member, has been selected to fill a vacancy on the SURS Board of Trustees by the elected SURS trustees. The vacancy was created when elected annuitant board member John Engstrom resigned after the June 2019 board meeting.

Aug-09-19 State Universities Retirement System Board Meeting

Champaign, IL - The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) Board of Trustees elected members will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, at the SURS office, 1901 Fox Drive in Champaign.

Times shown on the agenda that follows are approximate.

Aug-07-19 Atkinson Appointed SURS Board Chair

Champaign, IL - Gov. Pritzker has appointed John Atkinson of Burr Ridge to serve as chairperson of the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) Board of Trustees.

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.

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