Office of Treasury Operations, Investments

Investments

Our office directs management of the University of Illinois' investment programs, with approximately $2.25 billion market value.  Investment programs include endowment funds, operating funds, and plant funds.  A majority of the U of I System's assets are managed by external investment manager firms. Our staff directs these investment manager relationships with assistance from the University of Illinois' investment consultant.  We monitor the investment managers who are entrusted with assets to ensure they comply with manager guidelines and investment policies approved by the Board of Trustees.

We rebalance investment portfolios periodically to ensure that asset allocations are within established policy guidelines. We fund private equity capital calls and budgeted spending.  We coordinate with managers to meet the University of Illinois' liquidity needs.  We also direct investment of debt issuance proceeds in compliance with the Illinois Public Funds Act.