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Report Summary
Minnesota State Board of Investment


Financial Audit Division Report 05-02 Released January 21, 2005

Audit Conclusions:

  • We issued an unqualified opinion on the financial statements of the Supplemental Investment Fund and the Post Retirement Fund for the year ended June 30, 2004.
  • We issued a Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting and on Compliance and Other Matters Based on an Audit of Financial Statements Performed in Accordance with Government Auditing Standards. We did not report any material weaknesses involving the internal control over financial reporting and its operation or noncompliance that would be required to be reported under Government Auditing Standards.


Background Information:

The Minnesota State Board of Investment (SBI) manages the investment of retirement fund assets of the Minnesota State Retirement System, Teachers Retirement Association, and the Public Employees Retirement Association. SBI also invests funds for other state agencies, including invested treasurer’s cash, which is the idle cash in state accounts. At June 30, 2004, SBI administered approximately $47 billion in state assets. SBI uses both internal staff and external money managers to fulfill its responsibilities. The external firms invest and manage the assets of the retirement funds and the assigned risk plan. SBI staff manage the other state investments.

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