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Retirement Systems of Alabama Basics, by Plan

Plan Assets (millions) Total Members
Alabama ERS 12,720.4 149,484
Alabama Teachers 25,935.4 250,905
Other Plans 317.3 0
Total 38,973.1

Source: Public Plans Database (as of 2018)

Note: Retirement Systems of Alabama has 1 other plan.

Assets

Assets at Year-End
Retirement Systems of Alabama
2001-2018

Fiscal Year Net Assets (billions)
2001 23.3
2002 20.8
2003 23.1
2004 24.9
2005 26.9
2006 28.5
2007 32.6
2008 27.0
2009 24.0
2010 25.4
2011 25.1
2012 28.4
2013 31.2
2014 33.6
2015 32.6
2016 34.4
2017 37.1
2018 39.0

Source: Public Plans Database

Membership

Ratio of Actives to Beneficiaries, 2001-2018

Fiscal Year Retirement Systems of Alabama US State and Local Pensions
2001 2.8 2.4
2002 2.6 2.3
2003 2.6 2.2
2004 2.5 2.1
2005 2.4 2.1
2006 2.3 2.0
2007 2.3 2.0
2008 2.3 1.9
2009 2.2 1.9
2010 2.1 1.8
2011 2.0 1.7
2012 1.9 1.6
2013 1.8 1.5
2014 1.7 1.5
2015 1.7 1.4
2016 1.6 1.4
2017 1.6 1.4
2018 1.6 1.3

Source: Public Plans Database

Cash Flows

Cash Flow vs. Total Assets (Millions)
Retirement Systems of Alabama
2001-2018

Fiscal Year Cash Flow Assets
2001 -501.0 23,274.4
2002 -564.3 20,785.7
2003 -634.8 23,115.1
2004 -626.7 24,870.5
2005 -710.8 26,866.5
2006 -717.2 28,456.1
2007 -809.2 32,590.9
2008 -671.9 26,969.9
2009 -586.7 24,011.0
2010 -742.3 25,435.6
2011 -893.8 25,092.8
2012 -1,174.1 28,374.7
2013 -1,267.4 31,168.7
2014 -1,257.3 33,602.4
2015 -1,399.2 32,563.5
2016 -1,448.9 34,395.4
2017 -1,389.9 37,076.5
2018 -1,474.9 38,973.1

Source: Public Plans Database


Cash Flow as a Percentage of Assets
Retirement Systems of Alabama
2001-2018

Fiscal Year Retirement Systems of Alabama National Average
2001 -2.2 -2.0
2002 -2.7 -2.4
2003 -2.7 -2.6
2004 -2.5 -2.0
2005 -2.6 -2.2
2006 -2.5 -2.2
2007 -2.5 -2.1
2008 -2.5 -2.3
2009 -2.4 -3.1
2010 -2.9 -3.2
2011 -3.6 -3.1
2012 -4.1 -3.3
2013 -4.1 -3.1
2014 -3.7 -2.9
2015 -4.3 -2.8
2016 -4.2 -3.0
2017 -3.7 -2.9
2018 -3.8 -2.6

Source: Public Plans Database