The South Carolina Retirement System Investment Commission (RSIC) is responsible for investing and managing all assets held in trust for the participants and beneficiaries of five governmental defined benefit plans: South Carolina Retirement System (SCRS); South Carolina Police Officers Retirement System; Retirement System for Judges and Solicitors of the State of South Carolina; Retirement System for Members of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina; and the National Guard Retirement System – collectively referred to as the “Retirement System” or “Systems”. It has about $31.3 billion in assets.
More investors are moving into private credit. Opportunities from the pandemic are far from over and the asset class is proving an important allocation in a wider, simplified fixed income portfolio. Investors at FIS Digital discuss their allocations and approaches.
Nearly 10 years ago Lorelei Graye was part of the team at South Carolina that pushed for private market reporting transparency. That experience has motivated her to be a part of the solution in heading up the ADS Initiative to develop global data standards for private capital. We look at the journey to get there.
Amanda WhiteMarch 26, 2020
The $31.3 billion South Carolina Retirement System Investment Commission has launched a co-investment private equity program in a bid to reduce risk and enhance returns. Partnering with Chicago-headquartered GCM Grosvenor, RSIC will tap Grosvenor’s own private equity deal flow, as well as introductions to the manager’s GP network.
Sarah RundellAugust 19, 2019
Three finance professors from Stanford University presented their latest papers on active management, private equity and financial regulation, which were debated and work-shopped by US institutional investors in a one-day investment think tank. Chief investment officers from US public and corporate pension funds, endowments and foundations convened at Menlo Park, the home of Stanford University, […]
STAFF WRITERFebruary 5, 2014
Hershel Harper received an early education in finance when he used to read Business Week in High School. The 43-year old now at the helm of the $27-billion South Carolina Retirement Systems, investing on behalf of South Carolina’s 350,000 public sector workers, says he knew back then he wanted to manage money: “I really am […]
Sarah RundellJuly 10, 2013
With a massive allocation to cash of 14 per cent and an underweight to domestic equities and real estate, the $21 billion South Carolina Retirement System Investment Commission is uniquely positioned as a liquid investor ready to pounce. Chief investment officer, Bob Borden, spoke to Amanda White about the advantages of coming to the diversification […]
Amanda WhiteDecember 1, 2009