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Why small is beautiful at Illinois’ IMRF

The $42 billion Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund is dedicated to investing in emerging managers with a commitment of 22 per cent of its total portfolio. The relationship with minority and women-owned managers is mutually beneficial. Sarah Rundell talks to head of the IMRF emerging managers program and the co-chief investment officer of equities at one of its managers, Piedmont.
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Illinois looks inward for new portfolio

The $42 billion Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund is using its enhanced internal management capabilities to start a quantitative portfolio applying multifactor strategies. The strategy is designed to build some downside protection into the fund’s equities allocation.

Six US public funds top the class

A study examining funding policy, benefit design, and economic assumptions of six US public funds, which managed to endure the economic turmoil, shows some consistent features that could be emulated for fund persistence. fund design, National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS)Asset Owner: White is responsible for the content across all Conexus Financial’s institutional media and […]