NYSTRS was recently ranked second among the nation’s top 30 public pension systems in funded status by the publication Pensions & Investments (P&I). Only the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System, which had a funded ratio 0.9% greater, ranked higher.
As of June 30, 2017, NYSTRS was nearly 98 percent funded using an actuarial value of assets and virtually 100 percent funded based on a market value of assets. That’s after nearly 100 years of providing pension benefits to the state’s public school teachers and administrators.
Overall, NYSTRS was ranked the ninth largest pension system in the nation and the seventh largest public fund by P&I.
For a quick overview of the Retirement System’s financial and investment information, see the Popular Annual Financial Report, found in the Library at NYSTRS.org.