§33.55: Standards for Selecting Consultants, Investment Managers, Custodians, and Other Professionals to Provide Outside Expertise for the Fund

The State Board of Education (SBOE) may retain qualified professionals to assist in investment and related matters.

(1) Basis for selection. The SBOE shall retain professional assistance based solely on the demonstrated ability of the professional to provide the expertise or assistance needed. For each type of expertise, relevant and objective criteria shall be established to judge and select experts.

(2) Types of expertise for consideration. Examples of professionals or specialized expertise the SBOE may retain include: investment managers, accountants, consultants, legal counsel, custodians, security lending agents, and system specialists.

(3) Process for selecting professional assistance. The SBOE shall establish and maintain in the Texas Permanent School Fund (PSF) Procedures Manual an objective process for selecting expertise or assistance. The SBOE Committee on School Finance/Permanent School Fund shall periodically review the process to ensure it reflects SBOE objectives.


Source Note: The provisions of this §33.55 adopted to be effective September 1, 1996, 21 TexReg 3937; amended to be effective September 1, 1998, 23 TexReg 7777.