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NYS Comptroller

Thomas P. DiNapoli

What Every Employer Should Know

Investment Strategies

The Common Retirement Fund has a long-term, solid track record of exceptional market performance. The Fund’s historical success is principally due to a sound investment strategy based on the Fund’s asset allocation and diversification policies.

The Fund’s assets are diversified among various asset classes including domestic and international equity, fixed income, real assets, real estate, private equity, opportunistic funds and absolute return strategies. Investments in domestic, international and private equity provide superior performance and growth characteristics, while historically less volatile fixed income investments provide predictable cash flow to meet NYSLRS’ funding requirements and pension obligations.

For a complete picture of the Fund’s investment objectives and performance, refer to the Investment section of NYSLRS 2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. You will find Investment Results on page 92 and NYSLRS Asset Allocation on page 94.