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Iowa Public Employees Retirement System (IPERS)

The IPERS plan is a defined benefit plan. The retirement income is determined by a formula based on years of service and the salary earned. Defined benefit plans are sometimes called traditional pension plans. The rules governing the operation of IPERS are controlled by the State of Iowa legislature. Changes are communicated by IPERS directly to members.


United States

AUM ($B)




Chief Executive

Gregory S. Samorajski

Chief Investment Officer

Sriram Lakshminarayanan


Phyllis Peterson

Asset allocation

22% Domestic Equity

17.5% International Equity

6% Global Smart Beta Equity

26% Core-Plus Fixed Income

4% Public Credit

1% Cash

13% Private Equity

3% Private Credit

7.5% Private Real Assets