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Mike Fang / Maryland State Retirement Agency

Mike Fang / Maryland State Retirement Agency
Mike Fang / Maryland State Retirement Agency

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Mike Fang is the Senior Portfolio Manager in Maryland State Retirement Agency, a $55 Billion State Pension Fund. He is in charge of Pension Fund’s $15 Billion internal portfolio management, trading desk and private asset co-investment. Mike has more than 15 years of experience in both public market and private market of the investment industry. Prior to join Maryland State Pension Fund, Mike is the senior fund manager in ICMA-RC and vice president and portfolio strategist in T. Rowe Price, a $990B AUM public asset management company. Mike is an Angel investor and the advisor of a number of Life Science, FinTech and social impact startups through Yale/UChicago/MIT network. Mike holds a MBA from the Yale School of Management, MS in Financial Mathematics from University of Chicago, MS in Aerospace Engineering from Purdue University, and BS in Aerospace Engineering from NCKU.

Who we are and what we do

The State Retirement and Pension System (SRPS) administers death, disability and retirement benefits on behalf of more than 405,000 members. These include active and former State employees, teachers, State police, judges, law enforcement.

Our Mission

To administer the survivor, disability, and retirement benefits of the System’s participants, and to ensure that sufficient assets are available to fund the benefits when due.

Our Vision

A state that provides a fully-funded retirement system that is affordable to all participating employers and provides guaranteed adequate disability, survivor, and retirement benefits.

The System

SRPS is defined by multiple employers, with over 150 local governmental agencies voluntarily participating. Our primary sponsor is the State of Maryland.

The System provides important coverage both during a member’s working career and after they retire. Key benefits and services include the following:

  • Survivor protection if a member dies before retirement;
  • Disability coverage in the event that a member is unable to continue working due to a disabling injury or illness;
  • A basic monthly retirement allowance based on the member’s age, service, and salary upon retirement;
  • Options for payment of a continuing allowance to the member’s survivor; and
  • Annual cost-of-living adjustments.

The Board

A 15-member Board of Trustees manages the System. The Board has the following high-level functions:

  • Direct the management of a multi-billion dollar investment portfolio;
  • Adopt the actuarial assumptions necessary to properly fund the System;
  • Approval of qualified disability retirements; and
  • Adopt rules, regulations, policies, and procedures necessary to administer the various plans.

The Agency

The State Retirement Agency helps carry out the Board’s responsibilities in the following ways:

  • Collecting contributions;
  • Supervising management of the investment portfolio;
  • Providing member counseling; and
  • Administering the death, disability and retirement benefits for the 12 separate retirement plans provided by law.

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