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TRSL investments earn a top spot on a "best list"

News journal, Pensions & Investments, recently ranked TRSL #2 on its list of the “10 best performing public pension plans for 2017.” TRSL’s investments earned a top spot with a market return of 15.93% for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017. “I was pleased that we ranked #2 for best performing public plans in 2017. I’d add that this year’s investment performance is consistent with our longer term rank...

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TRSL adds nearly $1 billion in assets, DROP interest announced

Baton Rouge—The TRSL Board of Trustees received good news at its October meeting when results of the system’s annual valuation report were presented. According to the report, TRSL’s assets and funded status are up, and employer contributions will remain stable. The system’s valuation assets increased by almost $1 billion over the previous fiscal year. Assets now stand at an all-time high of $19.2 billion, increasin...

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TRSL Board: Results of special election announced

Baton Rouge--At its October meeting, the TRSL Board of Trustees received voting results for the District 1 and Superintendents special elections. District 1 (special election): Britt L. Colon, of Geismar, received 58% of the vote, ahead of Neshelle S. Nogess, of Paulina, who received 42% of the vote. Mr. Colon is principal of Spanish Lake Primary School in Ascension Parish. He will take the oath of office in November and serve the remainder...

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Vicknair to lead teachers' retirement system

Baton Rouge—At its September meeting, the TRSL Board of Trustees selected Dana L. Vicknair to become director of the $18.7 billion retirement system. Vicknair currently serves as TRSL’s assistant director. She joined TRSL in 1995 and was chief financial officer for six years before her appointment as assistant director in 2004. She will replace Maureen H. Westgard, who is retiring to become the executive director for the Nationa...

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