Illinois Teacher Pension Funds Invest Little in Guns
But those companies are among 2,500 that are part of an index fund in which TRS has invested $82 million. Urbanek points out individual companies cannot be extricated from an index fund strategy. TRS and other pension programs nationally began reviews last month after the Connecticut school massacre. An official says the $9.5 billion portfolio of the Chicago Teachers' Pension Fund includes $276,000 in Sturm Ruger, Smith & Wesson and Battenfeld Technologies holdings.
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