Public Funds

Protecting retirement outcomes for public servants across America

Public organizations face unique challenges when implementing decisions that could become fodder for the next news cycle.

Public funds need access to a deep pool of information to make the best decisions for their participants but are sometimes constrained by government budgets, politics, and even permissible investments.   Public funds need to fulfill their fiduciary duties in a way that accounts for the intergenerational concerns of their participants—paying current retirees must be balanced with how much younger participants will need to contribute.

Meketa views our work with public funds as a collaboration that allows us to become an extension of their staffs. We analyze, study, and work hard to get a full understanding of issues that may affect public funds. We provide creative and flexible solutions and services, including:

  • Investment, macroeconomic, and manager research
  • Customized investment solutions across asset classes
  • Proactive communications
  • Performance monitoring and reporting
  • Operational support

As an independent firm, we are able to evaluate and recommend managers objectively and independently.  Excellence, integrity, and client satisfaction are our goals.

With four decades of experience and a staff of dedicated research analysts, our deep industry knowledge allows us to vet and creatively develop new investment ideas.

With decades of public fund experience, we are acutely aware of the headline and political risks public plans encounter. We have worked with clients to navigate numerous market cycles and through highly sensitive issues such as pension reform and liquidity concerns. We have developed trusted bonds with our public plan clients because we serve as their advocates.

Christy Fields, Managing Principal / Real Estate Consultant