CalSTRS Outlook

Making Sense of the Headlines
Volume 6, No. 6

CalSTRS Outlook is an email summary of the latest news releases and other items of interest related to CalSTRS benefits and services.

Ask Jack Jack Ehnes

Ask Jack: Should I be worried about the funding of our pension plan?

Q: Has the health of our pension plan recovered? Is our pension secure?

Blog entry Jack Ehnes

Is Conflicted Advice Costing You? – A New Study Says Yes

Conflicts of interest in the investment advice to workers who roll over their retirement savings from employer-sponsored defined contribution plans into Individual Retirement Accounts add new concern for middle class families coping with dwindling retirement savings. New findings from a report released by the President’s Council of Economic Advisers indicate that conflicted advice adds large and economically meaningful costs to Americans who are saving for retirement.

News release Michael Sicilia

CalSTRS Board Trustees Elected to Serve Another Four-Year Term
Teachers’ Retirement Board member-representatives will serve through 2019

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA – The California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) yesterday announced the election of the three member-representatives to the CalSTRS governing board. The members will each serve a four-year term, which begins January 1, 2016.

News release Michael Sicilia

CalSTRS Adopts 2014 Actuarial Valuation
Valuation reflects stabilization of the fund due to healthy investment returns

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The board of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) today adopted the actuarial valuation of the Defined Benefit Program as of June 30, 2014. The gap between current assets and the obligations facing the system—known as the unfunded actuarial obligation, or funding gap—has shrunk slightly to $72.7 billion—a nearly one billion dollar decrease from the previous years’ $73.67 billion.

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