Illinois

Hedge Funds Deliver for Illinois Retirees, Students, and Nonprofits

Across the Prairie State, hedge funds deliver for retirement security, college education, and the important work done by non-profits and charities through $80.6 Billion in investments. Institutional investors – like pensions, university endowments, and non-profits – use hedge funds to meet financial obligations, diversify their investment portfolios, and manage risk.

Total hedge fund investments:

$80.6 BILLION

Deliver for pensions:

$44.2 BILLION

Deliver for colleges:

$3.9BILLION

Deliver for nonprofits:

$32.4 BILLION

Retirement Plans

Deliver for pensions:

$44.2 BILLION

AT LEAST 102

retirement plans invest in hedge funds including:
Boeing Company Pension Fund

$5.6 BILLION for

132,745 plan participants

Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois

$5.2 BILLION for

423,504 plan participants

State Universities Retirement System of Illinois

$1.9 BILLION for

213,476 plan participants

Colleges & Universities

Deliver for colleges:

$3.9BILLION

AT LEAST 20

colleges and universities invest in hedge funds including:
University of Chicago Endowment

$1.8 BILLION for

14,739 Students

Northwestern University Endowment

$1.8 BILLION for

21,946 Students

University of Illinois Endowment

$45 MILLION for

51,605 Students

Foundations & Nonprofits

Deliver for nonprofits:

$32.4 BILLION

AT LEAST 57

foundations and nonprofits invest in hedge funds including:
CommonSpirit Health

$4.1 BILLION

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

$3.4 BILLION

Advocate Health Care

$2.2 BILLION

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Unless otherwise noted, all hedge fund investment data is sourced and licensed from Preqin’s alternative asset database as of March 2021 or publicly available, federal datasets. Sources for additional information included on this website are noted where the data appears.

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