REPORT DIGEST

 

TEACHERSí RETIREMENT SYSTEM

OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS

 

FINANCIAL AUDIT

For the Year Ended:

June 30, 2007

 

Release Date:

January 3, 2008

 

 

 

State of Illinois

Office of the Auditor General

 

WILLIAM G. HOLLAND

AUDITOR GENERAL

 

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SYNOPSIS

 

 

®       The unfunded liability of the Teachersí Retirement System of the State of Illinois (System) was $23,739 million at June 30, 2007.The Systemís funded ratio at that date was 63.8%.

 

®       Public Act 94-0004 became law on June 1, 2005 and modified the Employee Retirement Option (ERO), changed the member contribution rate, added new employer contributions and established specific dollar amounts to be contributed by the State for fiscal years 2006 and 2007 to the System.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

{Financial data is summarized on the reverse page.}

 

 

 

 

 

TEACHERS' RETIREMENT SYSTEM OF ILLINOIS

FINANCIAL AUDIT

FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2007

 

OPERATING STATEMENT ANALYSIS

FY 2007

FY 2006

REVENUES: Contributions - Members..................................

†††††††††††††††††† Contributions - State of Illinois...........................

†††††††††††††††††† Contributions - School Districts / Employers........

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Total Contributions........................................

†††††††††††††††††† Investment Income - Appreciation in Fair Value.

†††††††††††††††††† Investment Income - Income From Investments..

†††††††††††††††††††††††††† Total Investment Income............................

†††††††††††††††††† Investment Expense..........................................

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Total Revenues.............................................

EXPENSES: Benefits...........................................................

††††††† †††††††††††† Refunds..........................................................

†† Administrative Expenses...................................

†††††† ††††††††††††††††† Total Expenses............................................

Revenue Over Expenses...................................

$††† 826,249,007 

737,670,628

†† 115,915,040 

$1,679,834,675

5,597,334,135

1,564,003,346 

$7,161,337,481

(330,013,045) 

$8,511,159,111

$3,111,752,675

59,731,909

†††† 15,246,203 

$3,186,730,787

$5,324,428,324

$†† 799,034,336

543,305,256 123,542,608 

$1,456,882,200

2,971,529,661

1,341,441,966 

$4,312,971,627

(319,681,747) 

$5,450,172,080

$2,877,230,697

57,967,063

15,303,370 

$2,950,501,130

$2,499,670,950

INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO ANALYSIS - Fair Value

JUNE 30, 2007

JUNE 30, 2006

Fixed Income........................................................................

Equities................................................................................

Real Estate...........................................................................

Short Term Investments........................................................

Private Equity.......................................................................

Absolute Return....................................................................

Foreign Currency..................................................................

Derivatives...........................................................................

Total Investment Portfolio.....................................................

$10,140,998,668 

23,487,980,117

4,693,519,131

1,196,341,853

1,894,311,762

490,000,000 

49,081,933

††††††††††† 847,479

$41,953,080,943

$10,541,143,369 

20,031,392,346

3,946,280,351

1,283,161,257

1,513,997,646

0††

††† 34,040,496 (13,134,647) 

$37,336,880,818

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES

FY 2007

FY 2006

Personal Services.................................................................

Professional Services............................................................

Postage................................................................................

Machine Repair and Rental...................................................

Other Contractual Services....................................................

Commodities.........................................................................

Occupancy Expense.............................................................

Provision for Depreciation.....................................................

Gain / (Loss) on Disposal of Equipment..................................

†††††† Total Administrative Expenses........................................

$11,350,376 

911,832

407,568

593,364

1,024,358

447,519

173,508

336,969

††††††††††† 709 

$15,246,203

$10,945,763 

1,015,544

505,394

876,807

1,028,647

457,939

169,096

303,203

 ††††††††††† 977 

$15,303,370

FUNDING PROGRESS

JUNE 30, 2007

JUNE 30, 2006

Actuarial Accrued Liability.......................................................

Actuarial Value of Assets........................................................

Unfunded Actuarial Accrued Liability.......................................

Funded Ratio...........................................................................

$65,648,395,000

41,909,318,000

$23,739,077,000

63.8%

$58,996,913,000

36,584,889,000

$22,412,024,000

62.0%

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 

 

During Engagement Period: Jon Bauman

Currently:Jon Bauman

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

Unfunded liability at June 30, 2007 totals $23,739 million

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


State contributions for fiscal year 2007 were based on a statutorily set amount

 

INTRODUCTION

 

††††† This digest covers our financial audit of the System for the year ended June 30, 2007.A report on the results of our compliance attestation examination for the year ending June 30, 2007 is being issued separately.

 

UNDERFUNDING OF THE SYSTEM

 

††††† The actuarial accrued liability was valued at $65,648 million at June 30, 2007.The actuarial value of assets (at fair value) totaled approximately $41,909 million at June 30, 2007.The difference between the liability and the assets of $23,739 million reflects the unfunded liability of the System at June 30, 2007.The System had a funded ratio of 63.8% at June 30, 2007.

 

LEGISLATION AFFECTING THE SYSTEM

 

†††† Public Act 94-0004 became law June 1, 2005 and affected the System by modifying the Employee Retirement Option (ERO), changing the member contribution rate and adding new employer contributions.†† In addition, the Act also established specific dollar amounts to be contributed by the State for fiscal years 2006 and 2007, as opposed to the State contribution being calculated based on the previous funding formula.State contributions for fiscal year 2007 were approximately $497.6 million less than what would have been provided under the previous funding formula.State required contributions will be higher in future years to make up for the two-year funding reduction, as the overall goal of 90% funding in year 2045 is unchanged.†††††††††††

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AUDITORS' OPINION

 

††††† Our auditors state the June 30, 2007 financial statements of the System are fairly presented.

 

 

 

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WILLIAM G. HOLLAND, Auditor General

 

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SPECIAL ASSISTANT AUDITORS

 

††††† BKD, LLP were our special assistant auditors for this audit.