34th Annual System Directors' Meeting

June 28 – 29, 2021

Join us for a two-day, virtual event! Featured topics include: Operations: Restoring the Culture, Cyber Security, Federal Legislative Update, Investments: ESG, Actuarial, Investments: Private Credit–you won’t want to miss this opportunity to engage in candid, insightful discussions regarding the latest pension-related challenges, objectives and procedures.

To Learn More & Register

Partner With NCTR, Become a Member Today!

NCTR is YOUR resource for fostering partnerships, and providing training and pension advocacy for the educational community. Forming nationwide partnerships with a diverse community of industry professionals dedicated to safeguarding public retirement systems; providing dynamic educational opportunities, exchanging ideas, sharing best practices on pension-related challenges and objectives; providing insights and analyses on a broad range of public policy issues affecting public pension funds–becoming an NCTR member ensures you remain connected and “in the know!”

Already an NCTR Member? Time to Renew!

If you have not yet renewed your membership for the 2021 membership year, or if you have questions about your account status,  please contact Assistant Executive Director Robyn Wheeler, at, for more information.


28jun(jun 28)8:00 am29(jun 29)1:00 pm34th Annual System Directors’ Meeting

12julAll Day13Administrative Assistants' Workshop

14julAll Day15Customer Service Network Workshop

26jul(jul 26)9:00 am28(jul 28)2:00 pm21st Annual Trustee Workshop

10octAll Day1299th Annual Conference

Member Spotlight

Our members are committed to the retirement security of America's teachers and educational employees.


We are proud to partner with Cheiron and have them as a valued active member of NCTR!

NCTR is proud to honor our system member the Connecticut TRB for its commitment to ensuring a secure retirement future for its members!

NCTR Announces New Director

NCTR is pleased to announce that Dean Kenderdine will be joining the NCTR Team as the new executive director, effective July 1, 2021.

Dean joins NCTR with a background dedicated to public service. More recently, Dean served more than 14 years as the executive director of the Maryland State Retirement Agency.

CalSTRS Announced Cassandra Lichnock as new CEO

She will be the first female CEO in the pension fund’s 108-year history


WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 19, 2021) – The Teachers’ Retirement Board (Board) announced the appointment of Cassandra Lichnock as the new chief executive officer of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS). CalSTRS is the world’s largest educator-only pension fund, with a 75% female membership. Lichnock will serve as the fund’s first female CEO, an important milestone demonstrating the Board’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Her first day as CEO will be July 1, 2021.

NCTR Member Fairview Capital’s 2020 Market Review of Woman and Minority-Owned Private Equity and Venture Capital Firms

The universe of woman and minority-owned private equity and venture capital firms maintained its persistent growth rate through one of the most turbulent years in recent memory. Now numbering over 500 firms, this group continued its rapid growth with a record number of firms raising capital and Fairview tracking over 230 woman and minority-owned firms in the market in 2020, a 26% increase from the prior year.

Corporate Advisory Committee