TRS of Illinois http://trs.illinois.gov
TEACHERS' RETIREMENT SYSTEM OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS


Investment Adviser and Consultant Contracts

To ensure transparency, Public Act 96-0006 requires Illinois public pension plans to disclose information describing investment adviser and consultant contracts. TRS is fully committed to transparency of all information about its investment adviser and consultant contracts in accordance with the Illinois Pension Code, 40 ILCS 5/1-113.14. The information is current to the last-completed and audited quarter (March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31), and is updated quarterly. 

All investment advisers render services pursuant to written contract with the System. The contract information lists each account managed because some advisers manage multiple accounts under one contract. Investment Adviser and Consultant Contract information is available at this link.

Selection Factors

All investment decisions, including selection of investment service providers, are made by the TRS Board of Trustees during its business meetings, which are open to the public and conducted in accordance with the Illinois Open Meetings Act, 5 ILCS 120. Fees are a fundamental consideration for all selections. Specific factors critical to the selection decision are identified for investment advisers and consultants hired after P.A. 96-0006.

To ensure transparency, the tables below identify selection factors for all hired investment advisers and consultants.

2017 Selection Factors

Prior Years' Selection Factors


For more information about TRS board deliberations in selecting investment service providers, you may also review the online investment committee and board meeting minutes under the Board of Trustees section of the site.

Annual Report to the Governor and General Assembly

Public Act 96-0006 also requires Illinois public pension plans to annually submit a report to the Governor and the General Assembly pursuant to the Illinois Pension Code, 40 ILCS 5/1-109.1(8), which includes policies and goals for utilization of emerging investment managers, racial-, ethnic-, and gender-diverse fiduciaries, consultants and senior staff, and minority-, female-, and disabled-owned businesses and broker-dealers. The Annual Report to the Governor and General Assembly (PDF) is available at this link.

Restricted Companies

Public Act 99-128 requires Illinois public pension plans to adhere to a list of restricted companies assembled by the Illinois Investment Policy Board pursuant to the Illinois Pension Code, 40 ILCS 5/1-110.16. Companies on the list include Iran restricted companies, Sudan restricted companies, and companies that boycott Israel. The Prohibited Investment List is available at this link.