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A Conversation With SBCERA’s CIO – 2022 CIO Allocator Insights Webinar Series

Don Pierce SBCERA’s Chief Investment Officer, Donald Pierce, will participate in the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) Allocator Insights Webinar Series, on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 11 a.m.

Donald will discuss the decision to move out of international and emerging markets stocks and more into U.S. equities, share about allocation strategies that have added income-generating assets in a time of rising interest rates and inflation, and much more.

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SBCERA’s Chief Legal Counsel, Barbara Hannah joins panel discussion for the Value Edge Global Events 2022 Public Funds Forum

On Wednesday, September 7, 2022, SBCERA’s Chief Legal Counsel, Barbara Hannah participated as a panelist for the Value Edge Global Events 2022 Public Funds Forum hosted in Laguna Beach, CA.

Comprised of seasoned women in pension law, investing, and finance, the forum covered various topics such as, legislation affecting retirement systems, divestment laws, Board governance, organizational policies regarding diversity, and litigation impacting public funds and their members.

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Director of Communications & Stakeholder Relations, Olivia Applegate named 2022 Communicator of the Year

We are proud to share that SBCERA’s Director of Communications & Stakeholder Relations, Olivia Applegate, has been named 2022 Communicator of the Year by the California Association of Public Information Officials (CAPIO).

Honored for her exceptional leadership and excellence in strategic communications, Olivia has raised the bar in public communications. Her innovative approach, and forward-thinking have elevated SBCERA’s communications efforts to be one of the most active in the pension industry, setting a new standard for excellence.

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SBCERA’s Communication Efforts Receive Top Statewide Honors

The San Bernardino County Employees’ Retirement Association (SBCERA) is honored to receive top statewide honors for our commitment to effective communications, one of our strategic pillars, by the California Association of Public Information Officials (CAPIO). 

The CAPIO EPIC Awards program recognizes the most creative and effective efforts in the areas of communication. EPIC Awards honor work that transcends innovation and craft – work that made a lasting impact. 

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Life After Retirement

Member News - September 2022

These periodic electronic newsletters are designed for retirees and beneficiaries. You’ll find our latest news, highlights, and educational resources to help support your life in retirement.  

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Journey to Retirement

Member News - September 2022

These periodic electronic newsletters are designed for active and deferred members. You’ll find our latest news, highlights, and educational resources to help support your retirement planning. 

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SBCERA Reports Preliminary Net Investment Return for the 2021-22 Fiscal Year

July 28, 2022

The San Bernardino County Employees’ Retirement Association (SBCERA) announces a preliminary -0.06% net return on investments for the 12-month period that ended June 30, 2022. Assets stood at $13.4 billion at the end of the fiscal year.

In this last year, during a time of global economic stress, our long-term strategy has shown resilience. The global turbulence in the markets related to inflation concerns, rising interest rates, and supply chain fragility has been challenging for all funds, and SBCERA was no exception.

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Life After Retirement

Member News - June 2022

These periodic electronic newsletters are designed for retirees and beneficiaries. You’ll find our latest news, highlights, and educational resources to help support your retirement planning.  

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Journey to Retirement

Member News - June 2022

These periodic electronic newsletters are designed for active and deferred members. You’ll find our latest news, highlights, and educational resources to help support your retirement planning. 

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Investment Update

April 30, 2022

We continue to have strong returns over the last 12 months, but there’s been some recent turbulence in the markets in 2022 related to inflation concerns, rising interest rates, and supply chain fragility. SBCERA earned an 8.4% return on investments for the 12-month period that ended April 30, 2022. (The 8.4% is “net of fees,” which means that we’ve already subtracted all costs associated with the investment—like management or transaction expenses.) We also strongly outperformed our policy index by a staggering +10 percentage points.

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Life After Retirement

Member News - March 2022

These periodic electronic newsletters are designed for retirees and beneficiaries. You’ll find our latest news, highlights, and educational resources to help support your retirement planning.  

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Journey to Retirement

Member News - March 2022

These periodic electronic newsletters are designed for active and deferred members. You’ll find our latest news, highlights, and educational resources to help support your retirement planning. 

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SBCERA Takes Action to Divest Russian Investments

March 3, 2022

At its meeting on March 3, 2022, the SBCERA Board of Retirement voted unanimously to divest from Russian-related assets now and in the future. The Board took this action in response to Russia’s recent military invasion of Ukraine and directed staff to divest existing assets as soon as practicable and withhold future investments in Russian holdings until further notice. 

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2022 Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA)

This year’s 2.0% Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) will be effective April 1, 2022. The SBCERA Board of Retirement approved the COLA for Retirees and Beneficiaries at its Board meeting on February 3, 2022.

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Looking Ahead to 2022: A Message from SBCERA’s CEO

December 29, 2021

As we reflect on this last year, I am full of gratitude for our team here at SBCERA and for our partnership with all of you—our valued members and public servants who serve our San Bernardino communities.  There’s no doubt 2021 has continued to challenge all of us as we’ve navigated the pandemic for the second year in a row.  But I want to assure you that our commitment to your retirement security and to serving you has never wavered.

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