WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California State Teachers’ Retirement System received the Association of Asian American Investment Managers 2016 Founder’s Award today. The award is a one-time honor being given in celebration of AAAIM’s 10th Anniversary.
Adds Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer to those positions for which the Teachers’ Retirement Board has authority to establish desired competencies, set terms and conditions of employment and fix the compensation levels. Imposes limits on annual salary increases paid to a person who served in either position on January 1, 2016, and who does not separate from service prior to the increase.
Consistent with existing authority set forth in the California State Constitution, authorizes the boards of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System and the California Public Employees’ Retirement System to contract for specified investment-related services under the boards’ terms and conditions and, except under specified circumstances, utilizing competitive processes, in lieu of state contracting requirements.
Allows CalSTRS Defined Benefit (DB) Program members and Cash Balance (CB) Benefit Program participants to designate a specific type of trust established for a disabled individual (often called a “special needs trust”) to be an option beneficiary or annuity beneficiary and receive a benefit for the duration of the disabled individual’s lifetime.
Requires every California public pension or retirement system to require its alternative investment vehicle fund managers and related parties to make specified disclosures regarding fees and expenses for each alternative investment vehicle. Also requires this information to be disclosed at least once annually in a report presented at a meeting open to the public. Applies to contracts entered into or changed on or after January 1, 2017.
Makes a technical clarification specifying that state contribution changes that occurred after 1990 are not considered when determining future adjustments to the state contribution rate pursuant to the 2014 Full Funding Plan, except for the state contribution rate increases pursuant to that plan.
Requires the state or local government employee pension plan sponsor to report to the U.S. Treasury Secretary each plan year beginning on or after January 1, 2017, specified information using the U.S. Treasury Obligation Yield Curve—so as to derive and apply a “risk free” rate of return—to calculate the information, where applicable. Failure to comply with the reporting requirements results in the forfeiture of federal tax benefits to bonds issued by the relevant state or political subdivision until noncompliance is remedied.
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