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Company Overview of The California State Teachers Employees' Retirement System

Company Overview

The California State Teachers Employees' Retirement System (CalSTRS) is a privately owned investment manager. The firm primarily provides its services to teachers in public schools and community colleges. It manages pension funds for its clients. The firm invests in the public equity markets across the globe and fixed income and alternative investments markets of the Unites States. For its fixed income investments, the firm invests in mortgage-backed securities, asset-backed securities, and residential and commercial loans. The firm typically invests in real estate and private equity to make its alternate investments. The California State Teachers Employees' Retirement System was founded in ...

100 Waterfront Place

West Sacramento, CA 95605

United States

Founded in 1913

Phone:

916-229-3541

Fax:

916-229-3879

Key Executives for The California State Teachers Employees' Retirement System

Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Director of Human Resources and Organizational Development
Co-Director
Portfolio Manager
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

The California State Teachers Employees' Retirement System Key Developments

California State Teachers’ Retirement System Announces Promotion of Lisa Blatnick to Chief of Administrative Services

California State Teachers’ Retirement System announced the promotion of Lisa Blatnick to Chief of Administrative Services, an executive position focused, in part, on attaining business goals outlined in the company 2015 fiscal year business plan. Ms. Blatnick’s position was effective August 1, 2014. Ms. Blatnick will oversee the strategic direction, policy development and management of the Administrative Services Branch. This new branch streamlines internal organizational functions for human resources, facilities and procurement management activities. Blatnick joined the company facilities management and planning division in 2003. She was appointed the business lead for the development and construction oversight for the company new headquarters building in 2006. She was promoted to director of Facilities Management and Planning in 2007.

The California State Teachers Employees' Retirement System Appoints June Kim as Director of Global Equity

The California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) announced the selection of June Kim as the Director of Global Equity. Ms. Kim succeeds Trish Taniguchi who held the position from 2010 to 2013. Elleen Okada preceded Taniguchi as director from 1997 to 2008. Before joining the public sector, Ms. Kim managed U.S. and non-U.S. equity index funds as well as quantitative equity strategies for leading index fund providers such as Northern Trust Global Investments as a vice president and as a Principal at Barclays Global Investors.

The California State Teachers Employees' Retirement System Hires Larry Jensen as Chief Auditor, Effective July 1, 2014

The California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS) announced that it has hired Larry Jensen as its chief auditor, effective July 1, 2014. Jensen is currently chief risk officer at the California Public Employees Retirement System, (CalPERS) where he spent nearly two decades in a variety of oversight and auditing roles. At CalSTRS, he will direct both internal audits of the pension's operations, as well as external risk assessments and audits of more than 1,600 employers. Jensen will report to the Audits and Risk Management Committee of the Teachers' Retirement Board and CalSTRS Chief Operating Officer Cassandra Lichnock. Jensen replaces Chief Auditor MaryAnn Campbell-Smith, who retired this year. Jensen joined the CalPERS Office of Audit Services in June 1995 and rose to chief auditor in 2002. He served as assistant executive officer for CalPERS Administrative Services Branch before being appointed chief risk officer in 2011.

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