April 2014 Committee on School Finance Permanent School Fund Item 12

Report of the Permanent School Fund Executive Administrator
and Chief Investment Officer

April 10, 2014

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

SUMMARY:
The Permanent School Fund executive administrator will report to the committee on matters relating to the management of the Permanent School Fund. The report will present information on historical and current status of Fund holdings, current and proposed investment policies and procedures, and historical and current Fund performance and compliance. The administrator will update the board on the bond guarantee program, the status of requests for proposal or for qualifications and current contracts for services and other administrative activities undertaken on behalf of the board. The administrator may provide an update on the PSF distribution or on the effect of legislation impacting the PSF. The administrator will provide an analysis of current and future investment market conditions, focusing upon the impact on the holdings of the Permanent School Fund. The committee will direct investment staff regarding future agenda items.

BOARD RESPONSE: It is during this item that the committee directs the investment staff regarding future agenda items and matters of a policy nature relating to future plans and activities.

PREVIOUS BOARD ACTION: This is a recurring report at every committee meeting.

FUTURE ACTION EXPECTED: None.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND SIGNIFICANT ISSUES: None.

FISCAL IMPACT: The distribution of the Permanent School Fund is projected to be $1.677 billion during the 2014-2015 biennium.

PROCEDURAL AND REPORTING IMPLICATIONS: Not applicable.

PUBLIC COMMENTS: None.

ALTERNATIVES: None.

OTHER COMMENTS AND RELATED ISSUES: None.

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