LAGERS Responds to Russian Invasion of Ukraine

The Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System is closely monitoring the Russian government’s invasion of Ukraine and the impacts on the global markets, as well as the humanitarian crisis created by this conflict. Effective immediately, LAGERS has instructed its investment managers to prohibit any new purchase of Russian or Belarusian…...

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LAGERS Mourns Loss of Director of Technology, Jamie Houk

The LAGERS system is sad to share the news of the passing of long-time Director of Technology, Jamie Houk. Jamie joined the LAGERS team in March of 2009 as a system support specialist. During his tenure, Jamie helped oversee the growth of LAGERS’ technology initiatives and worked tirelessly to ensure…...

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LAGERS December Board Report

Presentation of Annual Report LAGERS Chief Financial Officer, Melissa Rackers, presented the completed 53rd Annual Financial Report of the LAGERS system. This report contains a detailed analysis of the financial, investment, and actuarial performance of the system. She noted the continued excellent financial and actuarial health of the LAGERS system,…...

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LAGERS Pre-Files Expansion of Public Safety Option Bill

Jefferson City – LAGERS has pre-filed legislation for the upcoming 2022 session of the Missouri General Assembly to expand the availability of LAGERS’ public safety classification option to all employers.  The option is currently only available to employers in third class counties. The public safety classification option allows employers the…...

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LAGERS September & October 2021 Board Report

The LAGERS Board of Trustees has a fiduciary duty to its membership to ensure the system is administered in a fiscally sound manner. The board meets at least quarterly to make sure LAGERS continues to deliver on its commitments of strength and security. At the June 18, 2021 meeting, the LAGERS…...

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Board of Trustees Elected During Annual Meeting

Two trustees were reelected in uncontested elections during LAGERS’ 54th Annual Meeting at the Lake of the Ozarks on October 14th-15th.  J. Robert Ashcroft, Employer Trustee from Platte County was reelected to a four year term ending December 31, 2025. Mr. Aschcroft has served as a trustee since 1982.  Arby…...

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LAGERS June 2021 Board Report

The LAGERS Board of Trustees has a fiduciary duty to its membership to ensure the system is administered in a fiscally sound manner. The board meets at least quarterly to make sure LAGERS continues to deliver on its commitments of strength and security. At the June 18, 2021 meeting, the LAGERS…...

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Long-Time Board Member J. Robert Ashcroft Honored During Building Dedication Ceremony

The Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System (LAGERS) honored long-time board member J. Robert Ashcroft during a building dedication ceremony on the system’s campus at 701 W. High Street, Jefferson City on June 17, 2021. Ashcroft was first elected to the LAGERS board in 1981 and is the longest serving…...

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LAGERS Receives Award for Financial Reporting for 43rd Consecutive Year

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System (LAGERS) for its comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2020. The report has been…...

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LAGERS March 2021 Board Report

April 6, 2021 – The LAGERS Board of Trustees has a fiduciary duty to its membership to ensure the system is administered in a fiscally sound manner. The board meets at least quarterly to make sure LAGERS continues to deliver on its commitments of strength and security. During LAGERS’ March 19,…...

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