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Retirement Fund FAQs

What is the Retirement Plan?

The University’s Retirement, Disability and Death Benefit Plan, commonly referred to as the Retirement Fund, is a defined benefit pension plan established to provide retirement income and other stipulated benefits to qualified employees.  A Trust was established in 1958 and is funded to provide the financial security of those benefits.

How large is the University of Missouri’s Retirement Plan? 

The most recent quarterly performance report can be found here.

Who sets the Retirement Investment Policy?

The Curators of the University of Missouri sets the Retirement Plan Investment Policy.

What is the Retirement Investment Policy?

The University’s Retirement Plan Investment Policy can be found here

How are investment managers selected?

The University’s policy for Manager Selection, Monitoring and Retention can be found here.

 Who should I contact if my investment management firm is interested in doing business with the retirement plan?

The University’s investment consultant is Verus.  Please contact Manager Research at Verus, (415) 362-3484, if your firm is interested in doing business with the Retirement Plan.

 Who do I contact if I have questions about Faculty and Staff Benefits?

 How can I get more information?

Office of Investments
118 University Hall
Columbia, MO 65211

Reviewed 2023-04-27