Approval of the Selection of a Firm(s) to Provide Private Equity Specialist Advisor and/or Fund of Funds Manager for the Permanent School Fund and Authorization for Contract Execution by the Commissioner of Education
January 23, 2009
COMMITTEE ON SCHOOL FINANCE/PERMANENT SCHOOL FUND: ACTION
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION: ACTION
SUMMARY: This item provides an opportunity for the committee and board to review and approve the selection of a firm(s) to provide private equity specialist advisor and/or fund of funds manager for the Permanent School Fund and authorization for contract execution by the commissioner of education.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: Texas Constitution, Article VII, §5(f).
PREVIOUS BOARD ACTION: At the November 2008 meeting, the board postponed this item until the January 2009 meeting.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND SIGNIFICANT ISSUES: At the July 2006 meeting, the board approved a long-term strategic asset allocation which included a 6% allocation to the private equity class.
FISCAL IMPACT: The distribution of the Permanent School Fund is projected to be $1.4 billion during the 2008-2009 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
Information to be provided prior to the committee meeting.