ERS Investments Division and Policy
The ERS Investments division acts on behalf of the Board of Trustees, under the direction of the Executive Director, and as fiduciaries of the Employees Retirement System of Texas. View the ERS Investment Policy, which applies to the funds of the retirement plans (Fund) administered by the Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS).
ERS Investment Strategy
- ERS is a long-term investor that balances risk to achieve positive investment returns at a reasonable cost, with the ultimate goal of providing lifetime retirement benefits for State of Texas retirees.
- 30% of ERS Trust investments are in Texas-based companies or companies with 200 or more Texas employees.
- ERS investments earnings do the heavy lifting to pay retirees' annuities accounting for two-thirds of annuity payments with state and employee contributions making up the other third.
- Additional information on the ERS investment strategy and resulting returns can be found here.
ERS invests on a long-term basis with the goal of earning risk-adjusted investment returns at a reasonable cost to help provide retirement benefits for State of Texas retirees. Investment returns continue to be the largest funding component of retirement benefits, accounting for 65% of the value of the ERS Trust.
See recent Investment Performance