CalSTRS Beats Benchmark Thanks to Strong Equity Returns

March 2, 2020

The California State Teachers’ Retirement System posted strong returns for the six-month period ended December 31, a new plan document shows.  

CalSTRS, which had a total of $254.1 billion invested as of December 31, returned 18.4 percent over the one-year time period, beating its benchmark by just under one percentage point. 

CalSTRS’s consultant Meketa Investment Group said in its semi-annual report on the retirement system’s performance that “the U.S. equity market continued to ‘melt-up’ to higher and higher hig

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