Investment Pool Descriptions
Defined Benefit Plans
The Nebraska Investment Council is responsible for the investment of the assets in the Defined Benefit Plans. There are four Defined Benefits Plans- the School Retirement System of the State of Nebraska, the Nebraska Judges Retirement System, and the Nebraska State Patrol Retirement System. For more detail information click here.
The Nebraska Investment Council determines the investments for the State Employees Retirement System of the State of Nebraska and the Retirement System for Nebraska Counties. For more detail information click here.
The Nebraska Investment Council manages the investments for several endowments and various trusts. The investment strategy for these portfolios varies based on the objectives of the portfolio. For more detail information click here.
Operating Investment Pool
The Nebraska Investment Council invests the available money from the State’s general fund, reserve fund, and State boards, commissions, departments or agencies, and any other state funds not currently needed, into the Operating Investment Pool (OIP). The Department of Administrative Services calculates the average daily balance for each participant and distributes the earned income monthly on a pro-rata share basis. For more detail information click here.
The Nebraska Educational Savings Plan Trust (NEST) was established by the Nebraska State Legislature with a January 1, 2001, effective date. The Plan is an Internal Revenue Code Section 529 Plan providing tax-deferred growth of funds for higher education costs. Participants can choose between the NEST Direct Plan, the NEST Advisor Plan, the TD Ameritrade 529 College Savings Plan, and the State Farm Savings Plan. For more detail information click here.
Miscellaneous Trusts & Funds
The Nebraska Investment Council is responsible for managing the investments for the Excess Liability Fund, the Aeronautics Trust Fund, the Agricultural Development Fund, and the University Trust Fund. Each portfolio has its own asset allocation policy. For more detail information click here.