Investments & Financials
The Investment Division is responsible for investing the assets of the System. The investment portfolio is diversified into several asset classes and holds a number of investments within each asset class. In the long run, a well-diversified portfolio determines our long-term performance and ensures that any weaknesses in one area are offset by gains in another. The Board has adopted a strategic asset allocation policy that targets the percentage of funds to be invested in each asset class.
Valuation reports are prepared annually by the Agency’s actuary to:
- Measure the financial position of the System with regard to funding,
- Provide the Board with contribution rates, and
- Analyze the aggregate experience of the System over the previous year.
Outlines the available vendors, benefits handbook and performance of the Optional Retirement Program.
The ORP is a defined contribution plan open only to eligible faculty and administrators of Maryland public institutions of higher education and community colleges.