SCERA maintains a portfolio with a broad range of allocations to provide diversification and help mitigate market volatility, and to produce a solid return that is in line with the expectations of our funding models. SCERA has funds invested with a number of investment management firms who are chosen during active searches for specific products. These managers come with the recommendation of SCERA's staff and the Plan's investment consultant and are monitored closely for compliance with risk standards and performance expectations.
The Plan's investment consultant is Aon Hewitt Investment Consulting, based in Chicago. The consultant advises the Retirement Board and staff on the engagement and retention of SCERA's investment managers, the structure of the Plan's investment program and a wide variety of investment issues. In carrying out this responsibility the investment consultant attends the Investment Committee's monthly meetings, certain Retirement Board meetings that address investment topics, and the Board's annual Planning Session.
The list of SCERA investment managers can be found in the quarterly investment summary reports.