Authorization to Issue a Request for Proposals for Commodities
in the Real Return Asset Class
November 18, 2011
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 approve the issuance of a request for proposals for commodities in the real return asset class.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: Texas Constitution, Article VII, §5(f).
PREVIOUS BOARD ACTION: At the July 2010 meeting, the board approved a long-term strategic asset allocation which included a 5.5% allocation to the real return asset class. At the September 2011 meeting, the board approved a 6% allocation.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND SIGNIFICANT ISSUES: None.
FISCAL IMPACT: The distribution of the Permanent School Fund is projected to be $1.9 billion during the 2012-2013 biennium.
PUBLIC AND STUDENT BENEFIT: The distribution of the Permanent School Fund will flow to the school districts and reduce the tax burden to the public and the state of Texas.
PROCEDURAL AND REPORTING IMPLICATIONS: Not applicable.
PUBLIC COMMENTS: None.
ALTERNATIVES: No alternative actions are proposed regarding this item.
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