Texas Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems (TEXPERS)

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Looking for more information about TEXPERS? Visit www.texpers.org. The Texas Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems (TEXPERS) is a statewide voluntary non-profit association that provides education and legislative advisory services to the Trustees, administrators, professional service providers and employee groups that manage the retirement money of police, fire firefighters, municipal and district employees in cities across Texas.

Looking for more information about TEXPERS? Visit www.texpers.org. The Texas Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems (TEXPERS) is a statewide voluntary non-profit association that provides education and legislative advisory services to the Trustees, administrators, professional service providers and employee groups that manage the retirement money of police, fire firefighters, municipal and district employees in cities across Texas.

Mission: Securing the futures of Texas' public employees through their pensions systems.

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Join your #PublicEmployee #PensionFund trustee and admin peers for another #OnlineLearning opportunity! Learn More: http...
10/24/2020

Join your #PublicEmployee #PensionFund trustee and admin peers for another #OnlineLearning opportunity! Learn More: https://www.texpers.org/online-education. #ProfessionalDevelopment #Goverance #Investment #ProtectPensions #SecureRetirement #PensionPlan

It's National Retirement Security Week. Our friends at National Public Pension Coalition recently posted a blog article ...
10/22/2020
Three Ways You Can Fight for Retirement Security During National Retirement Security Week (And Beyond) - NPPC

It's National Retirement Security Week. Our friends at National Public Pension Coalition recently posted a blog article offering ways anyone can help #ProtectPensions. Become an advocate for public pensions. Click below to find out how! #SecureRetirement #PublicEmployee #Pensions #PensionPlan #PensionFund

Happy National Retirement Security Week! The National Association of Government Defined Contribution Administrators started National Retirement Security Week in 2006 to recognize the importance of a secure retirement, and it’s been observed during the third week of October each year …

Our members may be interested in attending this webinar discussing proposed changes to the HELPS tax benefitpresented by...
10/19/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Discussion of Proposed Changes to the HELPS Tax Benefit. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Our members may be interested in attending this webinar discussing proposed changes to the HELPS tax benefit
presented by our friends at National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems (NCPERS).
#OnlineLearning #ProfessionalDevelopment #Governance #PublicPension #PensionPlan #PensionFund

The webinar will discuss pending federal legislation that would modify the Healthcare for Local Public Servants Act (HELPS). The HELPS law provides an exclusion from gross income of up to $3,000 per year for health care or long-term care insurance premiums paid by eligible retired public safety offi...

#PublicEmployee #PensionFund trustees admins, join your industry peers for #ProfessionalDevelopment in #EmergingMarkets ...
10/13/2020

#PublicEmployee #PensionFund trustees admins, join your industry peers for #ProfessionalDevelopment in #EmergingMarkets #CreditMarket #ActuarialMatters and #Governance through our Half-Day Online Conference. Sign up: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6102906770035708430.

#OnlineLearning #Webinar #PublicPensions #TXPRB #Investments #ProtectPensions #SecureRetirement

There is still time to register for our Half-Day Online Conference to earn up to 4 credit hours of state-mandated traini...
10/08/2020

There is still time to register for our Half-Day Online Conference to earn up to 4 credit hours of state-mandated training. Click here to learn more and register: http://tiny.cc/Half-DayConference. #PublicEmployees #PublicPension #PensionPlan #PensionFund #Retirment #Governance #Investments #ActuarialMatters #TxPRB

Recommendations aim to strengthen law requiring independent evaluations of #pension system #investments. #PublicPension ...
10/06/2020
Committee Suggests Changes to 2019 Reporting Law

Recommendations aim to strengthen law requiring independent evaluations of #pension system #investments. #PublicPension #PublicEmployees #PensionPlan #PensionFund #Retirement #Governance #PRB #Texas #TxLege

A blog about Texas and national public employee pension issues affecting the members of TEXPERS.

TEXPERS is hosting a Half-Day Online Conference offering #PensionFund trustees and administrators the chance to satisfy ...
10/02/2020

TEXPERS is hosting a Half-Day Online Conference offering #PensionFund trustees and administrators the chance to satisfy up to 4 hours of state-mandated training. It wouldn't be possible without our sponsors. See this blog post to learn more and register for your #ProfessionalDevelopment: http://tiny.cc/HalfDayConfBlogPost.
#actuarialmatters #governance #investment #MunicipalBonds #OnlineLearning #PRB #Texas

#Texas #Public #Employee #PensionFund trustees and admins: register now for our half-day online conference and earn up t...
09/30/2020

#Texas #Public #Employee #PensionFund trustees and admins: register now for our half-day online conference and earn up to 4 hours of credit to satisfy state-mandated training hours. Visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6102906770035708430. #PRB #ProfessionalDevelopment #OnlineLearning #Governance #Investment #MunicipalBonds #EmergingMarkets #ActuarialMatters #ProtectPensions #SecureRetirement

Public employee pension fund trustees and administrators are invited to join us for a chance to earn up to four hours of...
09/29/2020

Public employee pension fund trustees and administrators are invited to join us for a chance to earn up to four hours of state-mandated training hours during our Half-Day Online Conference, from 9 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. Learn more: http://tiny.cc/Half-DayConference. #Pensions #PublicEmployees #Retirement #PensionPlan #PensionFund #OnlineLearning #ProfessionalDevelopment #Governance #Investment #EmergingMarkets #MunicipalBonds #Actuarial

Colorado: A Historical Look at Public Pensions - NPPC
09/25/2020
Colorado: A Historical Look at Public Pensions - NPPC

Colorado: A Historical Look at Public Pensions - NPPC

Over the past year, we’ve taken a look at the history of public pension systems in Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Oklahoma, and Wyoming. Today, we’re examining Colorado’s public pension systems, which play a critical role for the Centennial State’s public employees …

Thank you, HPS Investment Partners, for presenting our recent educational webinar on Direct Lending. Because of TEXPERS ...
09/23/2020

Thank you, HPS Investment Partners, for presenting our recent educational webinar on Direct Lending. Because of TEXPERS Associate Members like you, we can help our pension system members gain the #ProfessionalDevelopment needed to lead their retirement funds. Click to see a recap and recording of the webinar: https://texpers.blogspot.com/2020/09/one-more-day-left-to-register-for-this-free-webinar.html. #PublicEmployees #PensionPlan #PensionFund #Governance #Investment #SecureRetirement #ProtectPensions

One of our members, PineBridge, is mentioned in this article that looks at how #AssetManagers are operating during the #...
09/22/2020
Seeking Data and Tech Specialists, No Asset Mgmt Experience Necessary

One of our members, PineBridge, is mentioned in this article that looks at how #AssetManagers are operating during the #COVID19 #pandemic. #InstitutionalInvestors #PublicPensions #PensionPlans #PensionFunds #Governance #Investments

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As an accredited sponsor, TEXPERS' webinar meets the Minimum Educational Training Program of the Pension Review Board of...
09/22/2020
One More Day Left to Register for this Free Webinar

As an accredited sponsor, TEXPERS' webinar meets the Minimum Educational Training Program of the Pension Review Board of Texas. New and continuing trustees and administrators may fulfill 1-hour of the board's MET Core Content requirement for Investments training.#PublicEmployees #PublicPensions #PensionFund #PensionPlan #ProfessionalDevelopment #OnlineLearning #Governance #ProtectPensions #SecureRetirement

A blog about Texas and national public employee pension issues affecting the members of TEXPERS.

#Texas #PublicEmployee #PensionFund trustees and administrators have one day left to register for our #ProfessionalDevel...
09/22/2020

#Texas #PublicEmployee #PensionFund trustees and administrators have one day left to register for our #ProfessionalDevelopment webinar on #DirectLending. Click the link to register for this free #OnlineLearning opportunity presented by HPS Investment Partners: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3434101777995265548. #SecureRetirement #ProtectPensions #Governance

From the article: The three bills — all sponsored by Republicans — passed 202-0 on Sept. 15, confirmed Gregory Gross, a ...
09/21/2020
Lawmakers pass 3 bills to ensure viability of PennSERS, PennPSERS

From the article: The three bills — all sponsored by Republicans — passed 202-0 on Sept. 15, confirmed Gregory Gross, a state house spokesman, in an email. #Pensions #ProtectPensions #SecureRetirement

Pennsylvania's House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation designed to ensure PennSERS and PennPSERS remain solvent.

#Texas #Public #PensionFund trustees and admins do not want to miss this upcoming #OnlineLearning opportunity! Hear from...
09/18/2020

#Texas #Public #PensionFund trustees and admins do not want to miss this upcoming #OnlineLearning opportunity! Hear from an industry thought leader and earn 1 hour of #ContinuingEducation credit. Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3434101777995265548. #ProfessionalDevelopment #PensionPlans #ProtectPensions #SecureRetirement #Governance #Investments

In July, #Texas Office of the Governor Greg Abbott issued Executive Order 29 requiring all Texans to wear a face coverin...
09/17/2020
Governor’s Strike Force to Open Texas

In July, #Texas Office of the Governor Greg Abbott issued Executive Order 29 requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces, with few exceptions, in counties with 20 or more positive #COVID19 cases. It is still enforce. For additional information on reopening the state, visit the website below.

Governor Greg Abbott has issued Executive Order 29 requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces, with few exceptions, in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases. Open Texas checklists are now updated consistent with this order. The Governor also iss...

#PensionFund trustees and admins, join your peer and register for this free webinar and earn #ContinuingEducation credit...
09/17/2020
WEBINAR | Direct Lending - The Benefits of Scale and Differentiated Sourcing

#PensionFund trustees and admins, join your peer and register for this free webinar and earn #ContinuingEducation credit to meet state-mandated training requirements. #ProfessionalDevelopment #Governance #Fiduciary #Investments #Texas #ProtectPensions #RetirementSecurity

Since the Global Financial Crisis, investors globally continue in their search for yield, shifting capital from public to private markets, with private debt emerging as an attractive asset class for institutional investors seeking an illiquidity yield premium. With the private debt market currently....

The dedication Texas' public employees have to protect lives and property is something we can be proud of. Let's make su...
09/17/2020

The dedication Texas' public employees have to protect lives and property is something we can be proud of. Let's make sure that when they retire, they receive their promised benefits. They are well earned. #ProtectPensions #SecureRetirement #Pensions

Texas sent 61 trucks and 190 firefighters to help with the fires in California. “We are proud to help our neighbors.”

Thank you Texas! ❤️ #CreekFire #CaliforniaFires

2019 was an unusually challenging year for quantitative equity strategies with a large proportion of quantitative strate...
09/16/2020
The Mega-Cap Conundrum

2019 was an unusually challenging year for quantitative equity strategies with a large proportion of quantitative strategies underperforming their stated benchmark on a rolling one year basis. There has, therefore, been a great deal of interest in understanding the shortcomings of quantitative portfolios over the same calendar year. Read our blog. #Public #Employee #Pension #PensionPlan #PensionFund #Retirement #SecureRetirement #Governance #Investments #Economy

here has, therefore, been a great deal of interest in understanding the shortcomings of quantitative portfolios over the same calendar year

The #Pandemic has already effected how the asset management industry works including the adoption of new technologies an...
09/16/2020
Investment Technology applications in a post-COVID world

The #Pandemic has already effected how the asset management industry works including the adoption of new technologies and remote working. #COVID19 #Investments #Technology

Savvy’s list of top recent papers explores how the adoption of technology by the asset management industry may help to negate some of the impacts of COVID-19.

Texas Teacher Retirement System, Austin, returned a net 1.8% vs. 3.3% for its benchmark for the year ended June 30, an i...
09/16/2020
Texas Teachers 1-year return fails to beat its benchmark

Texas Teacher Retirement System, Austin, returned a net 1.8% vs. 3.3% for its benchmark for the year ended June 30, an investment report presented at the fund's investment committee meeting Wednesday showed. #Pensions #Investments #SecureRetirement #ProtectPensions

Texas Teacher Retirement System returned a net 1.8% vs. its 3.3% benchmark for the year ended June 30.

From the article: Callan said 81% had not opened their offices as of Aug. 15, nearly the same as the 84% that had report...
09/16/2020
Vast majority of managers still on lockdown – survey

From the article: Callan said 81% had not opened their offices as of Aug. 15, nearly the same as the 84% that had reported keeping their doors closed in June.

A Callan survey shows more than 80% of money managers have yet to reopen their offices, as employers struggle to deal with COVID-19.

#PublicEmployee #PensionPlan trustees and admins, join our next free webinar and earn 1 hour of #ContinuingEducation cre...
09/16/2020

#PublicEmployee #PensionPlan trustees and admins, join our next free webinar and earn 1 hour of #ContinuingEducation credit. Session presented by HPS Investment Partners. Learn more: http://tiny.cc/DirectLendingWebinar #ProfessionalDevelopment #Governance #Investments #SecureRetirement #ProtectPensions

In a time filled with #COVID19 crisis uncertainty and increasing debt, setting money aside for #retirement can be challe...
09/16/2020
Defined Contribution Retirement Plan Fees: Lawsuits, Leveling and Lessons Learned

In a time filled with #COVID19 crisis uncertainty and increasing debt, setting money aside for #retirement can be challenging. #Fiduciaries need to do their best to ensure that the money saved by plan participants for retirement is being maximized toward their #investments and not paying fees and other expenses. Read our blog. Innovest Portfolio Solutions #Public #Employee #Pension #ProtectPensions #SecureRetirement #PensionFun #PensionPlan #Governance #Economy #DefinedContribution

Fiduciaries need to do ensure money saved by plan participants for retirement is being maximized toward their investments and not paying fees

#PublicEmployee #PensionPlan trustees and admins, join our next free webinar and earn 1 hour of #ContinuingEducation cre...
09/16/2020

#PublicEmployee #PensionPlan trustees and admins, join our next free webinar and earn 1 hour of #ContinuingEducation credit. Session presented by HPS Investment Partners. Learn more: http://tiny.cc/DirectLendingWebinar #ProfessionalDevelopment #Governance #Investments #SecureRetirement #ProtectPensions

Profound shifts in the macro economic, competitive and political environment are converging to create a potentially long...
09/15/2020
On the Horizon: Preparing for a Weaker Dollar Era

Profound shifts in the macro economic, competitive and political environment are converging to create a potentially long-lasting period of weakness for the world’s reserve currency. While many analysts and investors have been debating the potential for a short-term crash of the U.S. dollar, some financial experts say we should be considering how to prepare for the possibility of a long-term period of dollar weakness. Read our blog. Glenmede Trust Company, N.A. #USD #Public #Employee #Pension #PensionFund #PensionPlan #Governance #Investment #Econmics

Investors should be considering how to prepare for the possibility of a long-term period of dollar weakness.

After its longest-ever period of growth, U.S. economic activity and markets collapsed during the first quarter in respon...
09/15/2020
Themes for the Second Half of 2020

After its longest-ever period of growth, U.S. economic activity and markets collapsed during the first quarter in response to the initial #pandemic shock and stay-at-home mandates. However, major asset classes posted significant gains fueled by historic levels of policy support and reopening optimism during the second quarter. Read our blog. CAPTRUST #Public #Employee #Pension #Retirement #PensionPlan #PensionFund #Governance #Investment #Economy

Major asset classes posted significant gains fueled by historic levels of policy support during second quarter of 2020.

There may never be another global event akin to the #COVID19 #pandemic in our lifetimes that more clearly tests the #inv...
09/14/2020
Pandemic Reshapes the Outlook for Farmland Investments

There may never be another global event akin to the #COVID19 #pandemic in our lifetimes that more clearly tests the #investment thesis for #farmland as a component of a diversified institutional investment portfolio. Read our blog. Callan #Public #Pension #Employees #Retirement #PensionPlan #PensionFund #Governance #Economy

COVID-19 pandemic tests farmland investments as diversified institutional investment portfolio.

#Investors may be wondering what the #recession means for #stocks, and for the investment factors that shape stock retur...
09/14/2020
Recessions and Factor Performance: What History Tells Us

#Investors may be wondering what the #recession means for #stocks, and for the investment factors that shape stock returns. Read our blog. #Pension #PublicEmployee #PensionPlan #PensionFund #Governance #Economy

Blog post explains how history may indicate how factors performed before, during, and after previous recessions.

We are in unprecedented times. Coronavirus. Life and death health threats. Market upheaval. Economic shutdown. And now: ...
09/11/2020
U.S. Public Pension Underfunding — Don't Make the Same Mistake Thrice

We are in unprecedented times. Coronavirus. Life and death health threats. Market upheaval. Economic shutdown. And now: talk of states potentially filing for bankruptcy. But whatever happens with bankruptcy proposals, public pensions will still have to be paid, and state and municipal governments should continue making their pension contributions. Read our blog. #Pandemic #COVID19 #Bankruptcy #Economy #Pension #PublicEmployee #PensionPlan #PensionFund #ProtectPensions #SecureRetirement #Retirement #Governance #Investment

The real problem in public pension underfunding is the failure of governments to make necessary contributions to pension plans.

On #PatriotDay2020, we solemnly honor those who died during the terrorist attacks on #September11 and remember the heroi...
09/11/2020

On #PatriotDay2020, we solemnly honor those who died during the terrorist attacks on #September11 and remember the heroic acts of the many public employees and civilians who were first on the scenes of the tragedies. Read the White House proclamation: https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/proclamation-patriot-day-2020/. #NeverForget #LawEnforecement #FirstResponders #Firefighters #EMS #Heroes

Several #equity factors diverged significantly from their typical performance patterns during the #COVID19 crisis. By un...
09/11/2020
Capturing the Ups and Downs in Coronavirus Equity Markets

Several #equity factors diverged significantly from their typical performance patterns during the #COVID19 crisis. By understanding how factor returns behaved in this market correction relative to their historic norms, investors can not only prepare for future volatility but also take advantage of short-term market dislocations. Read our blog. #PublicEmployees #Pension #PensionPlan #PensionFund #ProtectPensions #SecureRetirement #Governance #Investment #Economy AB

Understanding how factor returns behaved in COVID-19 pandemic's market correction , investors can prepare for future volatility and take advantage.

As a discretionary good, #sportswear may seem an unlikely winner in the wake of #COVID19. But the category—which include...
09/10/2020
Sportswear: Sweet Success Amid COVID-19?

As a discretionary good, #sportswear may seem an unlikely winner in the wake of #COVID19. But the category—which includes #AthleticApparel and #footwear—has some unique characteristics that have some thinking it will emerge just fine. Read our blog. William Blair #PublicEmployees #Pension #PensionPlan #PensionFund #Governance #Investments #Economy #ProtectPensions #SecureRetirement

COVID-19 pandemic could accelerate consumers to buy sportswear, which includes athletic apparel and footwear.

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A small group of individuals, who were members of several Texas public employee retirement systems, formed Texas Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems (TEXPERS) in 1989 as a statewide voluntary nonprofit association to provide quality education to trustees, administrators, professional service providers and employee groups and associations engaged or interested in the management of public employee retirement systems. The Association provides the highest quality education and services to its participating retirement systems and affiliate members. By uniting Texas public pension systems, TEXPERS works for their common interests, monitors state and federal legislative activities and enhances professional fund management and administration. Over the past 30 years, TEXPERS system and associate membership has grown substantially.

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I have an extra room for the conference if anyone needs it. It's from Friday, April 5 to Tuesday, April 9. Send me a message if you know someone who could use it. I hate to cancel it and lose the block rate.