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Surprise on the upside for TRS’ strategic parternships

The trend towards the use of strategic partnerships by large US public pension funds is paying off, with the Teacher Retirement System of Texas claiming its program of a committed $4 billion produced returns of 7.3 per cent for the year to the end of September, well above expectation.

Giant Texas plan defers performance pay for execs

Chief investment officer of the US$81 billion Teacher Retirement System of Texas, Britt Harris, has offered to forego an estimated $167,935 in performance incentive pay for 2008. At the most recent board meeting, the TRS board accepted Harris’ offer and also voted to defer all remaining investment division performance pay until the fund experiences a […]