November 2021 Committee on School Finance/Permanent School Fund Item 7
Review of the Absolute Return Asset Class for the Permanent School Fund
November 19, 2021
COMMITTEE ON SCHOOL FINANCE/PERMANENT SCHOOL FUND: ACTION
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION: CONSENT
SUMMARY: This item provides an opportunity for the committee and board to review the absolute return asset class.
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 and Bond Guarantee Program as adopted by the SBOE.
The full text of statutory citations can be found in the statutory authority section of this agenda.
PREVIOUS BOARD ACTION: At the June 2020 meeting, the board approved the Permanent School Fund Long-Term Strategic Asset Allocation Plan with an allocation of 7% to the absolute return asset class.
Staff Member Responsible:
Holland Timmins, Executive Administrator and Chief Investment Officer, Texas Permanent School Fund