Illinois SURS builds up real assets, tail risk exposure

The State Universities Retirement System of Illinois (SURS) in Champaign added $200 million to its real assets portfolio and fulfilled its RFP issued last autumn centering on long volatility and tail risk managers.

The $28 billion pension system committed to three real asset funds -- IFM Global Infrastructure Fund ($100 million); Crow Holdings Realty Partners X ($50 million); and $50 million to the Cabot Industrial Value Fund VII.

The board of trustees also approved two long-volatility/tail risk providers with the strategies being folded into SURS Crisis Risk Offset asset class that is comprised of . . .

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