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House Bill 1281


House Bill 1281

ARCHIVE (2011)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


PERF and TRF investment manager guidelines. Requires the boards of trustees of the public employees' retirement fund (PERF) and the Indiana state teachers' retirement fund (TRF) to employ investment managers that are minority business enterprises or women-owned business enterprises. Specifies that at least 15% of the assets of each fund must be placed under the investment control of investment advisers that are minority business enterprises and at least 5% of the assets of each fund must be placed under the investment control of investment advisers that are women-owned business enterprises. Provides that if PERF or TRF, exercising financial and fiduciary prudence, determines that it is unable to meet the required percentages, PERF or TRF shall include in its annual report a description of its plan to achieve the specified percentages. Requires PERF's and TRF's investment advisers to use: (1) Indiana based broker dealers; (2) broker-dealers that are minority owned enterprises or women-owned business enterprises; and (3) new broker-dealers. Specifies that at least: (1) 30% of an investment adviser's brokerage fees must be paid to Indiana broker-dealers; (2) 25% of an investment adviser's brokerage fees must be paid to broker-dealers that are minority owned business enterprises or women-owned business enterprises; and (3) 5% of an investment adviser's brokerage fees must be paid to new broker-dealers. Requires PERF and TRF investment advisers to submit a quarterly report to the PERF or TRF board. Provides that if an investment adviser of PERF or TRF, exercising financial and fiduciary prudence, determines that it is unable to meet the required percentages, the investment adviser shall include in its quarterly report a description of its plan to achieve the percentages as quickly as possible. Requires PERF and TRF to include a summary of the investment advisers' reports in the PERF and TRF annual reports. Requires the PERF and TRF boards to consider whether an investment adviser complies with the requirements when PERF or TRF contracts with or employs investment advisers.
Current Status:
 In Committee - first House
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