North Carolina State Retirement Systems

  • The State of North Carolina boasts one of the most stable pension systems in the United States at 92% funded
  • The return rate for the $98.3 billion pension fund for 2017 was 13.5%, a high rate accredited to responsible investing by the state treasurer and pension management
  • The State of North Carolina was able to save $60 million in 2017 thanks to a reduction in fees paid to fund managers, a promise given by manager Fowell in 2017.
  • The State fund pays the retirement benefits of 950,000 people
  • The retirement fund consists of both the State and Local Employees Retirement Systems, which are 1 and 95.9 percent funded, respectively.

Morningstar Pension Fund Rankings
North Carolina Pension Fund Annual Report
Chief Investment Officer 2018 Report