MO Retirement System Sees Second Year of Double-Digit Gains

January 26, 2011 ( - The Missouri State Employees’ Retirement System’s (MOSERS) investment portfolio generated a net return of 16% for the 2010 calendar year, ending the year with nearly $7.7 billion in assets.

The net investment returns mark the second straight calendar year of double-digit gains for the public pension fund.  MOSERS investments have generated $2.9 billion since the fund’s low point in March 2009, for a cumulative return since then of nearly 50%, according to a press release.  

In 2010, the fund’s public equity program returned 16.5%, the public debt portfolio returned 11.4%, and alternative investments returned 19.6%.  

The system generated a 14.3% return for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2010 (see MOSERS Enjoys 14.3% Fiscal Year Return).   

MOSERS is a statewide public pension fund providing retirement, life insurance, and long-term disability benefits for approximately 100,000 state employees, retirees, and beneficiaries.