Gift Ban Notice: All prospective and current vendors of the System are prohibited by State of Illinois gift ban law and TRS ethics policies from offering or making a gift to TRS employees or trustees. Please refrain from offering or sending any gifts, even of nominal value, to the System or any of its employees or trustees. We appreciate your strict cooperation with the gift ban.
International Equity – Regional and Country Strategies
September 12, 2023
The Teachers’ Retirement System of the State of Illinois (“TRS” or the “System”) is seeking one or more active investment managers to manage international regional and country specific equity strategies for a portion of the System’s approximately $22 billion public equity portfolio, which is benchmarked to the MSCI All Country World Investable Market Index. Any product in this search will be evaluated relative to an appropriate index which considers product attributes such as regional composition, style, and market capitalization profile. These strategies may be large, mid, SMID, small or all-capitalization in nature.
RVK, Inc., the System’s investment consultant, will identify appropriate candidates based on product information submitted to the eVestment database by investment managers wishing to be considered for the assignment. Data must be supplied to eVestment by October 6, 2023.
Please direct any questions to RVK, Inc., at their group email: trsi.EM.email@example.com
See International Equity – Regional and Country Strategies link below.
Request for Proposals
Deferred Compensation Consulting Services
September 11, 2023
The Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois (the System or TRS) is requesting proposals from qualified consulting firms to provide deferred compensation consulting services to the Teachers' Retirement System. The objective of this Request for Proposal is to solicit competitive proposals from qualified firms in sufficient detail to permit objective evaluation of all proposals which may result in a contract to provide deferred compensation consulting services to the Teachers’ Retirement System.
TRS is committed to increasing racial, ethnic, and gender diversity in all aspects of its utilization of vendors to provide goods and services to the System, to the greatest extent feasible, and within the bounds of financial and fiduciary prudence. To that end, the System strongly encourages qualified minority, female, disabled, and veteran-owned firms to submit proposals to this RFP.
This Request for Proposal is neither a contract nor meant to serve as a contract. A proposer’s preparation or submittal of a proposal or subsequent participation in presentations or contract negotiations creates no obligation on the System to award a contract or to pay any associated costs. All proposals and related materials will be retained by the System and will be subject to disclosure as required in accordance with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act.
Proposal packets are available below. Proposals should be in an Adobe Acrobat format and should be emailed to Heidi Darow at firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject must contain Response to Request for Proposals for Deferred Compensation Consultant Services – Name of Responder. All proposals must be received no later than 2 p.m. CDT on October 3, 2023. Proposals received after this deadline will not be considered. TRS will publicly open and announce the names of the proposers immediately after the above-specified deadline. TRS reserves the right to reject any and all proposals or to waive any irregularity in the Request for Proposal process.