CalSTRS in the News

CalSTRS in the news


Review recent news articles, reports and other published materials on CalSTRS programs and investments.

Article CIO Magazine, Corporate MovesMay 19, 2020

CalSTRS searches for Director of Investment Services

The California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) is searching for a director of investment services to replace Chief Operating Investment Officer Debra Smith, who retired this month. 

The senior position on the investments team was created after Smith, who worked at the fund for 24 years, announced her retirement in February. She is expected to stay on for a short time as a retired annuitant to help the pension fund through the downturn.

Article Institutional Investor, PortfolioMay 8, 2020

CalSTRS is skeptical about the market rebound

Amid the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent market volatility, the California State Teachers’ Retirement System’s investment returns are “pretty flat” for the year, according to chief investment officer Chris Ailman.  

However, the retirement system remains cautious about the recent market upturn, Ailman said at CalSTRS’s board meeting on Thursday.