Fourth Quarter of 2010 Permanent School Fund Performance Report
April 13, 2011
COMMITTEE ON SCHOOL FINANCE/PERMANENT SCHOOL FUND: DISCUSSION
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION: NO ACTION
SUMMARY: The performance measurement consultant to the Permanent School Fund, BNY Mellon Asset Servicing, will report on the investment performance during the fourth calendar quarter of 2010 and cumulative investment performance of the various portfolios of the Fund. This item will allow the committee to discuss in depth various issues related to portfolio management such as risk characteristics of portfolios and portfolio attributes.
BOARD RESPONSE: Based on the information presented, the committee may direct staff as appropriate.
PREVIOUS BOARD ACTION: None.
FUTURE ACTION EXPECTED: None.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND SIGNIFICANT ISSUES: An in-depth performance review at the committee level is intended to allow committee members to review not only total return information for each managed portfolio, but to gain a more thorough understanding of the risk characteristics, portfolio attributes, and portfolio structures of each portfolio that all contribute to return.
FISCAL IMPACT: The distribution of the Permanent School Fund is projected to be
$1.6 billion during the 2012-2013 biennium.
PROCEDURAL AND REPORTING IMPLICATIONS: Not applicable.
PUBLIC COMMENTS: None.
OTHER COMMENTS AND RELATED ISSUES: None.
Commissioner of Education
Staff Member Responsible:
Holland Timmins, Executive Administrator
and Chief Investment Officer of the
Texas Permanent School Fund