California State Teachers' Retirement System

California State Teachers' Retirement System

California State Teachers' Retirement System

Date Founded



100 Waterfront Place,West Sacramento, CA 95605-2807

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)

1,001 - 5,000


Pension Funds & Sovereign Wealth
Holding Companies
Investment Services & Portfolio Management

Company Description

CalSTRS is administered by a 12-member Teachers' Retirement Board. Their Investment Committee's objectives are set forth in the California Constitution and the California Education Code. The Teachers Retirement Fund is a special trust fund established by law that holds the assets of the following programs: Defined Benefit, Defined Benefit Supplement and Cash Balance Benefit. The assets come from contributions by members, employing school districts and the State of California. The funds investments create a stream of income to add to those assets. The CalSTRS portfolio has broadly diversified holdings in seven categories: Global Equity, Fixed Income, Real Estate, Private Equity, Cash, Inflation Sensitive and Overlay. CalSTRS often engages in shareholder activism.

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Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Investment Officer

Chief Operating Officer

Deputy Chief Investment Officer

General Counsel

Chief Technology Officer

Businessrenew Executive Officer

Benefits & Services Executive Officer

Public Affairs Executive Officer

Board of Directors

High School Teacher at Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (California)

Member, Board of Directors at California State Teachers' Retirement System

Founder at Asian Pacific Youth Leadership Project

State Treasurer at State Government of California

State Superintendent of Public Instruction at California Department of Education

Ex Officio Member, Board of Directors at California State Teachers' Retirement System

Program Budget Manager, Administration Unit at California Department of Finance

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California State Teachers' Retirement System purchases LCOR, Inc. from Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc.

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California State Teachers' Retirement System purchases Windsor Hills I LP from Shelter Properties I LP

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Permira Advisers LLP, 2016 GCG Ltd. purchase Coral Eurobet Plc

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Advised onBlackstone Corporate Private Equity, TPG Capital, LP, Bain Capital Private Equity LP, Providence Equity Partners LLC, Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, SunGard Data Systems, Inc. /Private Equity Group, Silver Lake Management Co. LLC, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP purchase SunGard Data Systems, Inc.

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Advised onCalifornia State Teachers' Retirement System purchases LCOR, Inc. from Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc.

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Advised onCalifornia State Teachers' Retirement System purchases LCOR, Inc. from Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc.

Advisors & Consultants
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MarketAxess brings over 10 years of unparalleled trading, market data and technology innovation to the global institutional credit markets. Electronic Credit Trading MarketAxess was formed in April of 2000 in response to investors' need for a single trading platform with easy access to multi-dealer competitive pricing in a wide range of credit products. MarketAxess has since expanded and deepened its trading network with North America's premier institutional investors, which include investment advisers, mutual funds, insurance companies, public and private pension funds, bank portfolios and hedge funds, and leading broker-dealers, both primary dealers and regional firms. MarketAxess offers dealers significant presence in secondary markets, providing a broad base of credit securities and deep pool of liquidity for our institutional investor clients. The U.S. trading system supports fully-disclosed electronic trading in high-grade corporate bonds, high yield/crossover bonds, emerging markets bonds, U.S. agency securities, structured products, preferred stock and credit default swaps (CDS). MarketAxess Europe Limited, the wholly-owned U.K. subsidiary of MarketAxess Holdings Inc., operates in London and first launched European secondary trading in U.S. dollar and Euro-denominated Eurobonds in 2001. Since then, the platform has added trading in other European credit products including bonds issued in Pounds, Sterling, and floating rate notes (FRNs) and has since successfully expanded into sovereigns, supras, agency and covered bonds. MarketAxess Europe Limited was the first platform in Europe to offer this capability for corporate bonds. As of 2006, European institutional clients can access U.S. credit liquidity, provided they have established trading relationships with U.S. dealers. In 2010, MarketAxess expanded its credit trading platform to include institutional investors in the Asia Pacific region. Central banks, sovereign wealth funds, pension funds and asset and wealth managers are able to trade U.S. and European corporate bonds, Asian credits, emerging markets bonds and CDS with MarketAxess' global network of broker dealers. MarketAxess is a Recognized Market Operator in Singapore and an Authorized Automated Trading Service in Hong Kong. MarketAxess maintains its headquarters in New York and has offices in London, Chicago and Salt Lake City, Hong Kong and Singapore


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BFM utilizes fixed-income strategies that are actively managed, model or index based. Actively managed fixed-income mandates generally employ an active investment style that emphasizes rotation among different types of debt on a relative value basis, specific security selection, quantitative analysis of each security and the portfolio as a whole and intensive credit analysis and review. They utilize a risk-controlled, systematic process for portfolio construction and alpha generation. Alpha sources may include security selection, duration and yield curve positioning, industry rotation, asset allocation, and currency positioning. BFM's equity platform includes a broad range of products that vary according to investment style (active, scientific and passive management), market-cap (small-, mid-, small/mid-, large- and all-cap), and geography (global, international and regional). The product range may also include sector funds, long-only and long-short portfolios, as well as products that combine different strategies to create balanced and asset allocation portfolios. For cash management portfolios, the investment process emphasizes safety and liquidity over yield. Their alternative mandates focus on sourcing and managing high-alpha investments with lower correlation to public markets and developing a holistic approach to address client needs in alternatives investing.

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