Defined Contribution Fund
The Defined Contribution Fund Investment Options are intended to be primary retirement savings vehicles for members. Members have investment discretion over their accounts by selecting among an array of investment options designed for retirement savings. Members choose from the following funds:
FundsStable Value Fund Bond Index Fund Stock Index Fund Large Cap Index Fund Small Cap Index Fund Non-U.S. Stock Index Fund
Target Date FundsTarget Payout Fund Target 2020 Fund Target 2025 Fund Target 2030 Fund Target 2035 Fund Target 2040 Fund Target 2045 Fund Target 2050 Fund Target 2055 Fund Target 2060 Fund
Self-ManagedSelf-Directed Brokerage Account
These seek to achieve the following long-term objectives:
- Offer a diversified mix of investment options that span the risk-return spectrum and give members the opportunity to diversify their accounts.
- Offer investment options that 1) avoid excessive risk, 2) have prudent degrees of diversification relative to broad market indices, and 3) offer members institutionally priced (low cost) investment options.
- Offer members and beneficiaries independent control over their accounts.
Member-Directed Plan participants direct the investment of both their member and employer contributions into the sixteen professionally managed investment options. Combined Plan participants only direct the investment of their member contributions.
It is OPERS’ preference to utilize investment managers who have demonstrated consistent investment processes, styles and competitive returns. Currently, the OPERS Member Directed Plan exclusively uses external investment managers. All strategies are passive with the exception of the Stable Value Fund. Members can increase their use of active management by selecting strategies in their Self Directed Brokerage Account.
A primary goal in structuring the investment options and selecting the investment managers is to obtain low, institutional pricing on investment management services. In order to achieve this goal, the preferred vehicle type is one that has the lowest cost, whereby daily unit values for the Defined Contribution Fund are calculated by the custodian (or its designee) and reported daily to the record keeper.
It is the responsibility of the OPERS Board of Trustees to provide a range of distinct investment options that allow members the opportunity to achieve risk and return strategies that meet their objectives. It is the Board’s intention to provide a sufficient number of investment options to meet the needs of members. The Board shall reasonably limit the number of investment options to minimize member confusion and to avoid excessive administrative costs.