The PRB adopted Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 609 (Public Retirement System Investment Expense Reporting). The rules expand on Texas Government Code §802.103, which requires most retirement systems’ annual financial reports (AFRs) to include a listing, by asset class, of all direct and indirect investment fees and commissions paid by the retirement system during its previous fiscal year for the sale, purchase, or management of system assets. This also includes a section for all investment service fees incurred in management of a system’s assets during the previous fiscal year.
All investment expense disclosures are required to be submitted in the AFR.
Optional Template for Reporting Investment Expenses in Annual Financial Reports:
The PRB has developed a template to assist plans with reporting investment expenses in their AFRs. The template is an optional tool developed to assist plans. Plans are not required to use this format to comply with the requirements of §802.103, nor are they asked to submit templates to the PRB.
Please note, §802.103 requires this detailed information about investment managers, fees, and commissions be included within the AFR. The PRB is unable to consider AFRs without the required investment expense disclosures compliant with reporting requirements.
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