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CalSTRS’ Ailman on why funds need to go big or go home

The $298 billion California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) has struggled to find meaningful investment opportunities to protect its portfolio against inflation, highlighting one of the key challenges funds potentially face as they grow, according to the fund’s chief investment officer Chris Ailman.
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CalSTRS’ cautious outlook

CalSTRS' long-time CIO, Chris Ailman, is cautious about the outlook for markets with his "spider senses" working over time trying to understand the hidden risks in the economy. He told Amanda White the fund will focus the year on allocating to diversifying strategies and climate solutions.
Sustainability

CalSTRS’ plan for its net zero plan

CalSTRS has been a leading light in ESG integration in the US but its board has been slow to adopt a net zero pledge, with internal debate centred around the most motivating factors to achieve net zero. Now it’s made the pledge it will spend the next 12 months mapping the path to achieve net zero. Amanda White spoke to head of sustainability, Kirsty Jenkinson.
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