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Arizona State Retirement System

The ASRS is a state agency that administers a pension plan, long term disability plan, retiree health insurance plans and other benefits to qualified government workers. Today, more than a half-million of Arizona’s public servants belong to the ASRS, which encompasses state employees, the three state universities, community college districts, school districts and charter schools, all 15 counties, most cities and towns, and a variety of political subdivisions, such as fire and water districts


United States



Performance (%, 1YR)


Chief Executive

Paul Matson

Chief Investment Officer

Michael Viteri 


René Guillen

Asset allocation

48.2% Equity

23.6% Credit

19.8% Interest Rate Sensitive

6.8% Real Estate

1.6% Cash related articles

Dynamic allocation using minimum volatility

Active managers who are increasingly on the ropes as beta strategies encroach upon their alpha returns can take heart from the latest research from index provider MSCI. In the latest insight from Barra, Dynamic Allocation Strategies Using Minimum Volatility: Detecting Regime Shifts to Enhance Active & Passive Investing, Philippe Durand and John Regino argue that […]
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Getting the commodities mix just right

While commodities are a controversial and problematic asset class to some investors, for others they are an ideal diversifier looking more attractive than ever. A mini-revival in commodity investing among US pension funds suggests the asset class may be enjoying a resurgence. The Los Angeles Fire and Police Pension System, Municipal Retirement System of Michigan […]
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Arizona targets commodities, emerging markets in allocations overhaul

This month the $24 billion Arizona State Retirement System completed an asset allocation overhaul resulting in new dedicated allocations to commodities and emerging market equities. Amanda White spoke with director Paul Matson about the decision-making process and the exposure and implementation decisions, including manager selection, still to come. emerging markets, FISNEPCAsset Owner:Arizona State Retirement System
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