WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California State Teachers’ Retirement System is celebrating the appointment of its Chief Operating Investment Officer, Debra Smith, to the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s Standing Advisory Group. Ms. Smith will represent the investors’ perspective and voice in the advisory group. Her three-year term runs through the end of 2019.
WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Consistent with its commitment to ensuring a financially sound retirement system, the California State Teachers’ Retirement Board today voted to adopt a new set of actuarial assumptions that reflect members’ increasing life expectancies and current economic trends. Today’s decisions were based on the multi-year CalSTRS Experience Analysis, commonly referred to as the experience study, spanning July 1, 2010, through June 30, 2015.
CalSTRS Pension2 is CalSTRS’ voluntary defined contribution plan. Pension2 offers the opportunity to invest through tax-advantaged payroll deductions in low cost, flexible 403(b), Roth 403(b) and 457(b) plans for additional retirement savings.
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Your CalSTRS retirement benefit is a healthy start to funding your future. But did you know that the median CalSTRS benefit replaces about 50 to 60 percent of a member’s salary? You’ll need to close any gap between your retirement goal and your retirement benefit with personal savings and investments.
We invite you to join your peers in learning how to make smart financial decisions today so you’ll be able to enjoy your future. All workshops are about two hours, with dates and locations across the state.
The CalSTRS Pension2 Advisory Committee selects each of the core funds to ensure the highest quality investment choices. The funds are continuously monitored to ensure that they meet the performance standards of CalSTRS and any fund that does not will be placed on the investment watch list. If the fund continues to underperform, a new fund will be selected as a replacement.
Your CalSTRS retirement benefit will replace, on average, about 54 percent of your current salary. Need more for retirement? Check out our “Why Wait” and “What If” calculators and see what a difference a few years can make.
The CalSTRS Pension2 watch list details which of our current investment options we are concerned with and watching closely. Options placed on the list may, based on our monitoring criteria, later be removed from the watch list or removed/replaced from our available investment options.
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