Tag Archives: OPERS

OPERS forum focuses on corporate governance

Effective governance within corporations can benefit institutional investors such as pension systems, say company executives and corporate governance experts. During the 2014 OPERS Corporate Governance Forum, held in March at Ohio Public Employees Retirement System headquarters, participants said that engaging … Continue reading

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Pensions weigh heavily in retirement confidence

More Americans are confident about being able to retire comfortably, especially if they have a retirement plan, a new survey states. The 2014 Retirement Confidence Survey, by the Employee Benefit Research Institute, states that 18 percent of respondents are very … Continue reading

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Emerging manager program off to strong start

With more than $88 billion in assets, the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System often uses the services of large investment managers. But OPERS also employs smaller, emerging managers when they offer quality, services and risk/reward comparable to other managers.

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Annual statements available to OPERS members

The Ohio Public Employees Retirement System has begun mailing annual statements to active members and re-employed retirees this week, with a new format that offers several improvements designed to summarize members’ accounts. OPERS has recorded a video that is helpful … Continue reading

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Disability report reflects recent program changes

Disability benefit applications and approvals declined last year as the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System began to implement significant changes to the program. The goals of the OPERS Board of Trustees are to provide disability benefits to eligible members who … Continue reading

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Study: Ohio average in issues facing retirees

Ohio finished mid-pack among states in preparing for challenges that future retirees will face, states a report by the National Institute on Retirement Security. The Financial Security Scorecard: A State-by-State Analysis of Economic Pressures Facing Future Retirees compares the relative … Continue reading

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Monthly chat to cover timely health care topics

Retiree health care is always among the most-popular issues that we cover in our PERSpective blog. So we’ve created a video feature in which we address health care-specific questions sent in by our members. This series will feature OPERS Health Care Director … Continue reading

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Steady course best for pension systems

Our blog about the 2013 investment earnings of the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System has raised interesting questions about when retirement systems might consider changes to their pension benefits and health care coverage. Last year, OPERS earned 13.9 percent on … Continue reading

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OPERS investments returned 13.9 percent in 2013

The Ohio Public Employees Retirement System earned 13.9 percent on its investments last year, boosting its overall portfolio to a record $88.6 billion, surpassing the $83.6 billion reached in 2007. The return achieved in 2013 is among the top 10 … Continue reading

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O’Dell sentenced, pays back OPERS for theft of funds

In March 2013 we told you that the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System was seeking the return of more than $100,000 that a Washington state resident allegedly stole by collecting benefits on behalf of his deceased mother. This week Raymond … Continue reading

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