April 2022 Committee on School Finance/Permanent School Fund Item 3
Report on Permanent School Fund Securities Transactions and the Investment Portfolio and Ratification of Purchases and Sales for the Months of December 2021 and January 2022
April 8, 2022
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 receive a report on Permanent School Fund (PSF) Securities Transactions and the Investment Portfolio and consider approval of purchases and sales of investments executed in the portfolio of the PSF for the months of December 2021 and January 2022.
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 January 2022 meeting, the board approved purchases in the amount of $1,339,173,674 and sales in the amount of $1,393,350,017 conducted in the investment portfolio of the Permanent School Fund for the months of October and November 2021.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND JUSTIFICATION: The purchases and sales of the investment portfolio are reviewed by the staff to ensure compliance with the Investment Guidelines, Policies, and Objectives of the PSF. The specific amounts of the purchases and sales for the reporting period will be recommended to the board for ratification upon approval by the Committee on School Finance/Permanent School Fund.
Staff Member Responsible:
Holland Timmins, Executive Administrator and Chief Investment Officer, Texas Permanent School Fund