Asset Classes


  • Asset classes are a result of a period strategic asset allocation process and approved by the CalPERS Board of Administration.
  • CalPERS' investment portfolio is diversified into several asset classes.
  • Strategic asset allocation is the dominant determinant of portfolio risk and return; a well-diversified portfolio shapes our long-term performance, protects the Retirement Fund, and ensures any weaknesses in one area are offset by gains in another.
  • To review the specific asset and investment types available for investment proposal submissions, including submissions documents and other items related to the proposal process, visit Investment Proposal Submission.