April 2019 Committee on School Finance/Permanent School Fund Item 12

Presentation on the Permanent School Fund Risk Parity Asset Class

April 4, 2019

COMMITTEE ON SCHOOL FINANCE/PERMANENT SCHOOL FUND: DISCUSSION
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION: NO ACTION

SUMMARY:
This item provides an opportunity for the committee to receive presentations on the risk parity asset class and services provided to the Permanent School Fund.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY: Texas Constitution, Article VII, §2 and §5, 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 33

The Texas Constitution, Article VII, §2 and §5 establish the permanent school fund, the assets that comprise the permanent school fund, the bond guarantee program, the available school fund, and authorize the State Board of Education (SBOE) to manage and invest the permanent school fund in accordance with the prudent person standard.

19 TAC Chapter 33 codifies administrative rules that provide a statement of investment objectives, policies, and guidelines of the Texas Permanent School Fund as adopted by the SBOE.

The full text of statutory citations can be found in the statutory authority section of this agenda.

FUTURE ACTION EXPECTED: None

BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND JUSTIFICATION: None

Staff Members Responsible:
Holland Timmins, Executive Administrator and Chief Investment Officer, Texas Permanent School Fund