Press Releases

Press Releases

Mar-19-20 SURS Approves $50 Million Real Asset Commitment, Reports 17.9% Return for 2019

Champaign, IL - The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) Board of Trustees on March 13 approved a commitment of $50 million to Crow Holdings Realty Partners Fund IX, subject to successful contract negotiations.

Mar-12-20 Hendrie Appointed to SURS Board

Champaign, IL – Gov. Pritzker has appointed Scott Hendrie of Savoy to serve on the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) Board of Trustees.

Mar-09-20 State Universities Retirement System Board Meetings

Champaign, IL - The Investment Committee, Administration Committee, Audit & Risk Committee, Legal & Legislative Committee and the Board of Trustees of the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) will hold meetings on Thursday, March 12, and Friday, March 13, 2020, at the SURS office,1901 Fox Drive in Champaign and at SURS NIU Naperville Outreach Center, 1120 E.

Feb-26-20 Governor Plans to Fully Fund Pension Contributions, Add Extra $100 Million, Uphold Retiree Benefits

Champaign, IL - In his fiscal year 2021 budget address Wednesday, Gov. Pritzker said he plans to provide the full certified state contributions to all five state-funded retirement systems including SURS, the Teachers’ Retirement System, the State Employees’ Retirement System, and the Judges’ and General Assembly Retirement Systems.

Feb-14-20 SURS Approves Global Equity Manager

Champaign, IL - The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) Board of Trustees on Jan. 30 approved the FIS Group to coordinate the transfer of the existing Progress Non-US equity portfolio to a global equity manager of emerging managers program, subject to successful completion of legal negotiations.

Jan-27-20 State Universities Retirement System Board Meetings

Champaign, IL - The Investment Committee and the Board of Trustees of the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) will meet on Thursday, Jan. 30 and Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, at Northern Trust, 50 S. LaSalle Street in Chicago.

Times on the agendas that follow are approximate.

Dec-18-19 SURS Certifies Final FY 2021 State Contribution, Sets Annual Effective Rate of Interest

Champaign, IL - The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) Board of Trustees on Dec. 6 certified the System’s final state contribution for fiscal year 2021 at $1,995,767,000.

Dec-02-19 State Universities Retirement System Board Meetings

Champaign, IL - The Executive Committee, Investment Committee, Audit & Risk Committee, Legal & Legislative Committee, Administration Committee and the Board of Trustees of the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) will meet on Wednesday, Dec. 4, Thursday, Dec. 5 and Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, at Northern Trust, 50 S. LaSalle Street in Chicago.

Oct-23-19 SURS Certifies FY 2021 State Contribution

Champaign, IL - The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) Board of Trustees on Thursday certified the System’s preliminary state contribution for fiscal year 2021 at $1,996,686,000, an increase of $141,994,000 from FY 2020. The state’s contribution to the College Insurance Program (CIP) was also certified at $4,622,773 for fiscal year 2021.

Oct-10-19 State Universities Retirement System Board Meetings

Champaign, IL - The Board of Trustees of the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, at Meketa Investment Group, 1 E. Wacker Dr. in Chicago. On Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, the Investment Committee, Administration Committee and the SURS Board of Trustees will meet at Northern Trust, 50 S. LaSalle St. in Chicago.

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