Teachers Retirement System of the State of Illinois

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  1. Illinois Teachers invests in 2 managed futures strategies, earmarks $1.1 billion total

    trueIllinois Teachers' Retirement System approved investments or commitments totaling up to $1.1 billion at a board of trustees meeting Friday.

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  1. Illinois' pension funds by the numbers

    trueIn the past 10 years, Illinois' accrued unfunded liabilities have grown to more than $111 billion in 2014 from $38 billion.

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  2. Illinois Teachers chalks up $600 million in commitments to 4 managers

    trueIllinois Teachers’ Retirement System, Springfield, made five new commitments totaling up to $600 million.

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  3. Illinois Senate to vote on bill to require divestment from companies that boycott Israel

    trueThe Illinois Senate is scheduled to vote on a bill March 24 that would require the five state-funded retirement systems to divest investment holdings in companies that boycott Israel.

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  4. Baring Private Equity Asia closes sixth fund at $4 billion, 60% higher than Fund V

    trueBaring Private Equity Asia closed its Baring Asia Private Equity Fund VI at about $4 billion, a record amount for the Hong Kong-based firm and up 60% from the prior fund it closed in 2011.

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  5. Illinois Teachers returns 7.1% for 2014

    trueIllinois Teachers’ Retirement System, Springfield, returned a net 7.1% for the year ended Dec. 31, matching the return of its benchmark.

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  6. Illinois Teachers commits or invests $900 million

    trueIllinois Teachers’ Retirement System, Springfield, invested or committed just over $900 million to nine alternative investment funds and strategies.

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  7. Illinois governor proposes moving some employees to different pension plan tier

    trueIllinois Gov. Bruce Rauner proposed a new “tier two” pension plan for current state employees in his budget address Wednesday.

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  8. Illinois Teachers launches large-cap core, private equity consultant searches

    trueIllinois Teachers’ Retirement System is searching for a large-cap core equity manager to run between $270 million and $540 million of the pension fund’s $9 billion U.S. equity portfolio.

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  9. Illinois Teachers launches emerging markets equity search

    trueIllinois Teachers’ Retirement System started its search for an emerging markets equity manager to run 3%, or about $265 million in current dollars, of the pension fund’s $8.8 billion international equity portfolio.

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  10. Illinois Teachers taps new real estate consultant, makes several new hires, commitments

    trueIllinois Teachers' Retirement System hired Courtland Partners as consultant for its $5.7 billion real estate portfolio at a board meeting Thursday.

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  11. Illinois Teachers preps private equity consultant, emerging markets manager searches

    trueIllinois Teachers' Retirement System will search for a private equity consultant and an additional active emerging markets equity manager in 2015.

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  12. Illinois Teachers alters fixed-income subasset classes in move to simplify

    trueThe $45.3 billion Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois continues to slide its global fixed-income portfolio ever closer to the cutting edge of bond management.

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  13. Illinois Teachers' funded status up modestly from strong returns

    trueThe funded status of Illinois Teachers' Retirement System improved modestly to 44.2% as of June 30, compared with 42.5% a year earlier, thanks to good fiscal year investment returns.

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