CalSTRS Outlook

Making Sense of the Headlines
Volume 6, No. 8

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

General Information

Guest speaker Tom Steyer, investor, philanthropist and advanced energy advocate talks to the Teachers’ Retirement Board about climate change and divestment

The June 2015 CalSTRS Investment Committee featured guest speaker, Tom Steyer, investor, philanthropist and advanced energy advocate.

Mr. Steyer spoke to the board about climate change, divestment and sustainable investment strategies as part of the Investment Insight Program. His presentation to the board can be viewed from our Board Meeting Video Archive, Investment Committee Item 3.

You can also find out more about Mr. Steyer by visiting his website at

Statement Ricardo Duran

CalSTRS Finalizes Divestment from Firearms Manufacturers

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California State Teachers’ Retirement System’s (CalSTRS) Chief Executive Officer Jack Ehnes, announced today that CalSTRS has consented to Cerberus’ proposal allowing CalSTRS to exit its economic interest in Remington Outdoor, ending a two-year divestment effort.

Blog entry Jack Ehnes

New Pension Reform Efforts Are Not a Solution

By creating the illusion of a catastrophic pension crisis, pension critics would have you believe that the only way to create a sound and sustainable retirement savings program is to move away from a defined benefit pension, preferably replaced with a defined contribution or perhaps none all. Many recent studies, media articles and now a new ballot initiative are based on the same flawed logic.  

Ask Jack Jack Ehnes

Ask Jack: I’m moving to another state to teach after 20 years of service. What happens to my retirement?

Q: I have been teaching in California for 20 years and will soon be moving to another state where I plan to teach there. Will this affect my retirement or should I take a refund?


2015 Asset Allocation Overview

This video with Chief Investment Officer Chris Ailman describes the various categories, known as “asset allocations,” which are invested for the benefit of CalSTRS members and their beneficiaries.