NYSTRS invests in several diverse asset classes.
This diversification of assets helps us earn the highest possible long-term rate of return within appropriate risk levels. In turn, this enables us to pay guaranteed benefits to members and their beneficiaries at the lowest possible cost to participating employers and the taxpayers that fund them.
NYSTRS' total fund return, net of fees, for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017 was 12.5%, outpacing the System’s 7.5% assumed rate of return. It marked the eighth consecutive year NYSTRS posted a positive return, with returns in five of those years exceeding the System’s assumed rate. Our 30-year and 25-year annualized net rates of return were 8.8% and 8.7%, respectively.
Our focus remains on investing for the long term, utilizing a disciplined investment approach with a strong emphasis on risk control. With approximately 61% of assets administered internally by System staff, we are able to manage investments at a very low cost compared to the value of assets — approximately 25 basis points.
The System's most-recent list of investments is below. We update this list approximately two weeks after the end of each quarter.
Domestic Equity Holdings
International Equity Holdings
Domestic Fixed Income Holdings
Global Fixed Income Holdings