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SURS Illinois approves $50m commitment

The US public pension has backed a North America-focused value-add fund.

Institution: State Universities Retirement System of Illinois
Headquarters: Champaign, United States
AUM: $17.74 billion
Allocation to alternatives: 14.3%

State Universities Retirement System of Illinois has agreed to commit $50 million to Longpoint Realty Fund II, according to the pension’s June press release. Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund has also committed to the fund ($30 million).

SURS Illinois has a 9.0 percent target allocation to private real estate that currently stands at 8.10 percent. The institution’s long-term strategic policy considers its real assets portfolio as part of non-traditional and stabilized growth.

As illustrated in the charts below, the public pension has a propensity for investing in value-add funds focused on the North America region.

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