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PENSIONS
(40 ILCS 5/) Illinois Pension Code.

40 ILCS 5/Art. 22B

 
    (40 ILCS 5/Art. 22B heading)
ARTICLE 22B. THE POLICE OFFICERS' PENSION INVESTMENT FUND
(Source: P.A. 101-610, eff. 1-1-20.)

40 ILCS 5/22B-101

    (40 ILCS 5/22B-101)
    Sec. 22B-101. Establishment. The Police Officers' Pension Investment Fund is created with authority to manage the reserves, funds, assets, securities, properties, and moneys of the police pension funds created pursuant to Article 3 of this Code, all as provided in this Article.
(Source: P.A. 101-610, eff. 1-1-20.)

40 ILCS 5/22B-102

    (40 ILCS 5/22B-102)
    Sec. 22B-102. Definitions. For the purposes of this Article, the following words and phrases shall have the meaning ascribed to them unless the context requires otherwise.
(Source: P.A. 101-610, eff. 1-1-20.)

40 ILCS 5/22B-103

    (40 ILCS 5/22B-103)
    Sec. 22B-103. Fund. "Fund" means the Police Officers' Pension Investment Fund.
(Source: P.A. 101-610, eff. 1-1-20.)

40 ILCS 5/22B-104

    (40 ILCS 5/22B-104)
    Sec. 22B-104. Transferor pension fund. "Transferor pension fund" means any pension fund established pursuant to Article 3 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 101-610, eff. 1-1-20.)

40 ILCS 5/22B-105

    (40 ILCS 5/22B-105)
    Sec. 22B-105. Participating pension fund. "Participating pension fund" means any pension fund established pursuant to Article 3 of this Code that has transferred securities, funds, assets, and moneys, and responsibility for custody and control of those securities, funds, assets, and moneys, to the Fund pursuant to Section 3-132.1.
(Source: P.A. 101-610, eff. 1-1-20.)

40 ILCS 5/22B-106

    (40 ILCS 5/22B-106)
    Sec. 22B-106. Pension fund assets. "Pension fund assets" means the reserves, funds, assets, securities, and moneys of any transferor pension fund.
(Source: P.A. 101-610, eff. 1-1-20.)

40 ILCS 5/22B-107

    (40 ILCS 5/22B-107)
    Sec. 22B-107. Invest. "Invest" means to acquire, invest, reinvest, exchange, or retain pension fund assets of the transferor pension funds and to sell and manage the reserves, funds, securities, moneys, or assets of the transferor pension fund, all in accordance with this Article.
(Source: P.A. 101-610, eff. 1-1-20.)

40 ILCS 5/22B-108

    (40 ILCS 5/22B-108)
    Sec. 22B-108. Investment advisor. "Investment advisor" means any person or business entity that provides investment advice to the Board on a personalized basis and with an understanding of the policies and goals of the Board. "Investment advisor" does not include any person or business entity that provides statistical or general market research data available for purchase or use by others.
(Source: P.A. 101-610, eff. 1-1-20.)

40 ILCS 5/22B-112

    (40 ILCS 5/22B-112)
    Sec. 22B-112. Transition period. "Transition period" means the period immediately following the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 101st General Assembly during which pension fund assets, and responsibility for custody and control of those assets, will be transferred from the transferor pension funds to the board, as described in Section 22B-120.
(Source: P.A. 101-610, eff. 1-1-20.)

40 ILCS 5/22B-113

    (40 ILCS 5/22B-113)
    Sec. 22B-113. Illinois Municipal League. "Illinois Municipal League" means the unincorporated, nonprofit, nonpolitical association of Illinois cities, villages, and incorporated towns described in Section 1-8-1 of the Illinois Municipal Code.
(Source: P.A. 101-610, eff. 1-1-20.)

40 ILCS 5/22B-114

    (40 ILCS 5/22B-114)
    Sec. 22B-114. Purpose, establishment, and governance. The Fund is established to consolidate the transferor pension funds to streamline investments and eliminate unnecessary and redundant administrative costs, thereby ensuring more money is available to fund pension benefits for the beneficiaries of the transferor pension funds. The transition board trustees and permanent board trustees of the Fund shall be fiduciaries for the participants and beneficiaries of the participating pension funds and shall discharge their duties with respect to the retirement system or pension fund solely in the interest of the participants and beneficiaries. Further, the transition board trustees and permanent board trustees, acting prudently and as fiduciaries, shall take all reasonable steps to ensure that all of the transferor pension funds are treated equitably and that the financial condition of one participating pension fund, including, but not limited to, pension benefit funding levels and ratios, will have no effect on the financial condition of any other transferor pension fund.
(Source: P.A. 101-610, eff. 1-1-20.)

40 ILCS 5/22B-115

    (40 ILCS 5/22B-115)
    Sec. 22B-115. Board of Trustees of the Fund.
    (a) No later than one month after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 101st General Assembly or as soon thereafter as may be practicable, the Governor shall appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, a transition board of trustees consisting of 9 members as follows:
        (1) three members representing municipalities who are
    
mayors, presidents, chief executive officers, chief financial officers, or other officers, executives, or department heads of municipalities and appointed from among candidates recommended by the Illinois Municipal League;
        (2) three members representing participants and who
    
are participants, 2 of whom shall be appointed from among candidates recommended by a statewide fraternal organization representing more than 20,000 active and retired police officers in the State of Illinois, and one of whom shall be appointed from among candidates recommended by a benevolent association representing sworn police officers in the State of Illinois;
        (3) two members representing beneficiaries and who
    
are beneficiaries, one of whom shall be appointed from among candidates recommended by a statewide fraternal organization representing more than 20,000 active and retired police officers in the State of Illinois, and one of whom shall be appointed from among candidates recommended by a benevolent association representing sworn police officers in the State of Illinois; and
        (4) one member who is a representative of the
    
Illinois Municipal League.
    The transition board members shall serve until the initial permanent board members are elected and qualified.
    The transition board of trustees shall select the chairperson of the transition board of trustees from among the trustees for the duration of the transition board's tenure.
    (b) The permanent board of trustees shall consist of 9 members as follows:
        (1) Three members who are mayors, presidents, chief
    
executive officers, chief financial officers, or other officers, executives, or department heads of municipalities that have participating pension funds and are elected by the mayors and presidents of municipalities that have participating pension funds.
        (2) Three members who are participants of
    
participating pension funds and are elected by the participants of participating pension funds.
        (3) Two members who are beneficiaries of
    
participating pension funds and are elected by the beneficiaries of participating pension funds.
        (4) One member recommended by the Illinois
    
Municipal League who shall be appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate.
    The permanent board of trustees shall select the chairperson of the permanent board of trustees from among the trustees for a term of 2 years. The holder of the office of chairperson shall alternate between a person elected or appointed under item (1) or (4) of this subsection (b) and a person elected under item (2) or (3) of this subsection (b).
    (c) Each trustee shall qualify by taking an oath of office before the Secretary of State stating that he or she will diligently and honestly administer the affairs of the board and will not violate or knowingly permit the violation of any provision of this Article.
    (d) Trustees shall receive no salary for service on the board but shall be reimbursed for travel expenses incurred while on business for the board according to the standards in effect for members of the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability.
    A municipality employing a police officer who is an elected or appointed trustee of the board must allow reasonable time off with compensation for the police officer to conduct official business related to his or her position on the board, including time for travel. The board shall notify the municipality in advance of the dates, times, and locations of this official business. The Fund shall timely reimburse the municipality for the reasonable costs incurred that are due to the police officer's absence.
    (e) No trustee shall have any interest in any brokerage fee, commission, or other profit or gain arising out of any investment directed by the board. This subsection does not preclude ownership by any member of any minority interest in any common stock or any corporate obligation in which an investment is directed by the board.
    (f) Notwithstanding any provision or interpretation of law to the contrary, any member of the transition board may also be elected or appointed as a member of the permanent board.
    Notwithstanding any provision or interpretation of law to the contrary, any trustee of a fund established under Article 3 of this Code may also be appointed as a member of the transition board or elected or appointed as a member of the permanent board.
    The restriction in Section 3.1 of the Lobbyist Registration Act shall not apply to a member of the transition board appointed pursuant to item (4) of subsection (a) or to a member of the permanent board appointed pursuant to item (4) of subsection (b).
(Source: P.A. 101-610, eff. 1-1-20.)

40 ILCS 5/22B-116

    (40 ILCS 5/22B-116)
    Sec. 22B-116. Conduct and administration of elections; terms of office.
    (a) For the election of the permanent trustees, the transition board shall administer the initial elections and the permanent board shall administer all subsequent elections. Each board shall develop and implement such procedures as it determines to be appropriate for the conduct of such elections. For the purposes of obtaining information necessary to conduct elections under this Section, participating pension funds shall cooperate with the Fund.
    (b) All nominations for election shall be by petition. Each petition for a trustee shall be executed as follows:
        (1) for trustees to be elected by the mayors and
    
presidents of municipalities that have participating pension funds, by at least 20 such mayors and presidents;
        (2) for trustees to be elected by participants, by at
    
least 400 participants; and
        (3) for trustees to be elected by beneficiaries, by
    
at least 100 beneficiaries.
    (c) A separate ballot shall be used for each class of trustee. The board shall prepare and send ballots and ballot envelopes to the participants and beneficiaries eligible to vote in accordance with rules adopted by the board. The ballots shall contain the names of all candidates in alphabetical order. The ballot envelope shall have on the outside a form of certificate stating that the person voting the ballot is a participant or beneficiary entitled to vote.
    Participants and beneficiaries, upon receipt of the ballot, shall vote the ballot and place it in the ballot envelope, seal the envelope, execute the certificate thereon, and return the ballot to the Fund.
    The board shall set a final date for ballot return, and ballots received prior to that date in a ballot envelope with a properly executed certificate and properly voted shall be valid ballots.
    The board shall set a day for counting the ballots and name judges and clerks of election to conduct the count of ballots and shall make any rules necessary for the conduct of the count.
    The candidate or candidates receiving the highest number of votes for each class of trustee shall be elected. In the case of a tie vote, the winner shall be determined in accordance with procedures developed by the Department of Insurance.
    In lieu of conducting elections via mail balloting as described in this Section, the board may instead adopt rules to provide for elections to be carried out solely via Internet balloting or phone balloting. Nothing in this Section prohibits the Fund from contracting with a third party to administer the election in accordance with this Section.
    (d) At any election, voting shall be as follows:
        (1) Each person authorized to vote for an elected
    
trustee may cast one vote for each related position for which such person is entitled to vote and may cast such vote for any candidate or candidates on the ballot for such trustee position.
        (2) If only one candidate for each position is
    
properly nominated in petitions received, that candidate shall be deemed the winner and no election under this Section shall be required.
        (3) The results shall be entered in the minutes of
    
the first meeting of the board following the tally of votes.
    (e) The initial election for permanent trustees shall be held and the permanent board shall be seated no later than 12 months after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 101st General Assembly. Each subsequent election shall be held no later than 30 days prior to the end of the term of the incumbent trustees.
    (f) The elected trustees shall each serve for terms of 4 years commencing on the first business day of the first month after election; except that the terms of office of the initially elected trustees shall be as follows:
        (1) one trustee elected pursuant to item (1) of
    
subsection (b) of Section 22B-115 shall serve for a term of 2 years and 2 trustees elected pursuant to item (1) of subsection (b) of Section 22B-115 shall serve for a term of 4 years;
        (2) two trustees elected pursuant to item (2) of
    
subsection (b) of Section 22B-115 shall serve for a term of 2 years and one trustee elected pursuant to item (2) of subsection (b) of Section 22B-115 shall serve for a term of 4 years; and
        (3) one trustee elected pursuant to item (3) of
    
subsection (b) of Section 22B-115 shall serve for a term of 2 years and one trustee elected pursuant to item (3) of subsection (b) of Section 22B-115 shall serve for a term of 4 years.
    (g) The trustee appointed pursuant to item (4) of subsection (b) of Section 22B-115 shall serve for a term of 2 years commencing on the first business day of the first month after the election of the elected trustees.
    (h) A member of the board who was elected pursuant to item (1) of subsection (b) of Section 22B-115 who ceases to serve as a mayor, president, chief executive officer, chief financial officer, or other officer, executive, or department head of a municipality that has a participating pension fund shall not be eligible to serve as a member of the board and his or her position shall be deemed vacant. A member of the board who was elected by the participants of participating pension funds who ceases to be a participant may serve the remainder of his or her elected term.
    For a vacancy of an elected trustee occurring with an unexpired term of 6 months or more, an election shall be conducted for the vacancy in accordance with Section 22B-115 and this Section.
    For a vacancy of an elected trustee occurring with an unexpired term of less than 6 months, the vacancy shall be filled by appointment by the board for the unexpired term as follows: a vacancy of a member elected pursuant to item (1) of subsection (b) of Section 22B-115 shall be filled by a mayor, president, chief executive officer, chief financial officer, or other officer, executive, or department head of a municipality that has a participating pension fund; a vacancy of a member elected pursuant to item (2) of subsection (b) of Section 22B-115 shall be filled by a participant of a participating pension fund; and a vacancy of a member elected under item (3) of subsection (b) of Section 22B-115 shall be filled by a beneficiary of a participating pension fund.
    Vacancies among the appointed trustees shall be filled for unexpired terms by appointment in like manner as for the original appointments.
(Source: P.A. 101-610, eff. 1-1-20.)

40 ILCS 5/22B-117

    (40 ILCS 5/22B-117)
    Sec. 22B-117. Meetings of the board.
    (a) The transition board and the permanent board shall each meet at least quarterly and otherwise upon written request of either the Chairperson or 3 other members. The Chairperson shall preside over meetings of the board. The executive director and personnel of the board shall prepare agendas and materials and required postings for meetings of the board.
    (b) Six members of the board shall constitute a quorum.
    (c) All actions taken by the transition board and the permanent board shall require a vote of least 5 trustees, except that the following shall require a vote of at least 6 trustees: the adoption of actuarial assumptions; the selection of the chief investment officer, fiduciary counsel, or a consultant as defined under Section 1-101.5 of this Code; the adoption of rules for the conduct of election of trustees; and the adoption of asset allocation policies and investment policies.
(Source: P.A. 101-610, eff. 1-1-20.)

40 ILCS 5/22B-118

    (40 ILCS 5/22B-118)
    Sec. 22B-118. Operation and administration of the Fund.
    (a) The operation and administration of the Fund shall be managed by an executive director. No later than 2 months after the transition board is appointed or as soon thereafter as may be practicable, the transition board shall appoint an interim executive director who shall serve until a permanent executive director is appointed by the board, with such appointment to be made no later than 6 months after the end of the transition period. The executive director shall act subject to and under the supervision of the board and the board shall fix the compensation of the executive director.
    (b) The board may appoint one or more custodians to facilitate the transfer of pension fund assets during the transition period, and subsequently to provide custodial and related fiduciary services on behalf of the board, and enter into contracts for such services. The board may also appoint external legal counsel and an independent auditing firm and may appoint investment advisors and other consultants as it determines to be appropriate and enter into contracts for such services. With approval of the board, the executive director may retain such other consultants, advisors, fiduciaries, and service providers as may be desirable and enter into contracts for such services.
    (c) The board shall separately calculate account balances for each participating pension fund. The operations and financial condition of each participating pension fund account shall not affect the account balance of any other participating pension fund. Further, investment returns earned by the Fund shall be allocated and distributed pro rata among each participating pension fund account in accordance with the value of the pension fund assets attributable to each fund.
    (d) With approval of the board, the executive director may employ such personnel, professional or clerical, as may be desirable and fix their compensation. The appointment and compensation of the personnel, including the executive director, shall not be subject to the Personnel Code.
    (e) The board shall annually adopt a budget to support its operations and administration. The board shall apply moneys derived from the pension fund assets transferred and under its control to pay the costs and expenses incurred in the operation and administration of the Fund. The board shall from time to time transfer moneys and other assets to the participating pension funds as required for the participating pension funds to pay expenses, benefits, and other required payments to beneficiaries in the amounts and at the times prescribed in this Code.
    (f) The board may exercise any of the powers granted to boards of trustees of pension funds under Sections 1-107 and 1-108 of this Code and may by resolution provide for the indemnification of its members and any of its officers, advisors, or employees in a manner consistent with those Sections.
    (g) An office for meetings of the board and for its administrative personnel shall be established at any suitable place within the State as may be selected by the board. All books and records of the board shall be kept in such office.
    (h) The board shall contract for a blanket fidelity bond in the penal sum of not less than $1,000,000 to cover members of the board of trustees, the executive director, and all other employees of the board, conditioned for the faithful performance of the duties of their respective offices, the premium on which shall be paid by the board.
(Source: P.A. 101-610, eff. 1-1-20.)

40 ILCS 5/22B-119

    (40 ILCS 5/22B-119)
    Sec. 22B-119. Adoption of rules. The board shall adopt such rules (not inconsistent with this Code) as in its judgment are desirable to implement and properly administer this Article. Such rules shall specifically provide for the following: (1) the implementation of the transition process described in Section 22B-120; (2) the process by which the participating pension funds may request transfer of funds; (3) the process for the transfer in, receipt for, and investment of pension assets received by the Fund after the transition period from the participating pension funds; (4) the process by which contributions from municipalities for the benefit of the participating pension funds may, but are not required to, be directly transferred to the Fund; and (5) compensation and benefits for its employees. A copy of the rules adopted by the Fund shall be filed with the Secretary of State and the Department of Insurance. The adoption and effectiveness of such rules shall not be subject to Article 5 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act.
(Source: P.A. 101-610, eff. 1-1-20.)

40 ILCS 5/22B-120

    (40 ILCS 5/22B-120)
    Sec. 22B-120. Transition period; transfer of securities, assets, and investment functions.
    (a) The transition period shall commence on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 101st General Assembly and shall end as determined by the board, consistent with and in the application of its fiduciary responsibilities, but in no event later than 30 months thereafter.
    (b) The board may retain the services of custodians, investment consultants, and other professional services it deems prudent to implement the transition of assets described in this Section. The permanent board of trustees shall not be bound by any contract or agreement regarding such custodians, investment consultants, or other professional services entered into by the transition board of trustees.
    (c) As soon as practicable after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 101st General Assembly, the board, in cooperation with the Department of Insurance, shall audit the investment assets of each transferor pension fund to determine a certified investment asset list for each transferor pension fund. The audit shall be performed by a certified public accountant engaged by the board, and the board shall be responsible for payment of the costs and expenses associated with the audit. Upon completion of the audit for any transferor pension fund, the board and the Department of Insurance shall provide the certified investment asset list to that transferor pension fund. Upon determination of the certified investment asset list for any transferor pension fund, the board shall, within 10 business days or as soon thereafter as may be practicable as determined by the board, initiate the transfer of assets from that transferor pension fund. Further and to maintain accuracy of the certified investment asset list, upon determination of the certified investment asset list for a transferor pension fund, that fund shall not purchase or sell any of its pension fund assets.
    (d) When the Fund is prepared to receive pension fund assets from any transferor pension fund, the executive director shall notify in writing the board of trustees of that transferor pension fund of the Fund's intent to assume fiduciary control of those pension fund assets, and the date at which it will assume such control and that the transferor pension fund will cease to exercise fiduciary responsibility. This letter shall be transmitted no less than 30 days prior to the transfer date. A copy of the letter shall be transmitted to the Department of Insurance. Upon receipt of the letter, the transferor pension fund shall promptly notify its custodian, as well as any and all entities with fiduciary control of any portion of the pension assets. Each transferor pension fund shall have sole fiduciary and statutory responsibility for the management of its pension assets until the start of business on the transfer date. At the start of business on the transfer date, statutory and fiduciary responsibility for the investment of pension fund assets shall shift exclusively to the Fund and the Fund shall promptly and prudently transfer all such pension fund assets to the board and terminate the relationship with the local custodian of that transferor pension fund. The Fund shall provide a receipt for the transfer to the transferor pension fund within 30 days of the transfer date.
    As used in this subsection, "transfer date" means the date at which the Fund will assume fiduciary control of the transferor pension fund's assets and the transferor pension fund will cease to exercise fiduciary responsibility.
    (e) Within 90 days after the end of the transition period or as soon thereafter as may be practicable as determined by the board, the Fund and the Department of Insurance shall cooperate in transferring to the Fund all pension fund assets remaining in the custody of the transferor pension funds.
    (f) The board shall adopt such rules as in its judgment are desirable to implement the transition process, including, without limitation, the transfer of the pension fund assets of the transferor pension funds, the assumption of fiduciary control of such assets by the Fund, and the termination of relationships with local custodians. The adoption and effectiveness of such rules and regulations shall not be subject to Article 5 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act.
    (g) Within 6 months after the end of the transition period or as soon thereafter as may be practicable as determined by the board, the books, records, accounts, and securities of the Fund shall be audited by a certified public accountant selected by the board. This audit shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (1) a full description of the investments acquired, showing average costs; (2) a full description of the securities sold or exchanged, showing average proceeds or other conditions of an exchange; (3) gains or losses realized during the period; (4) income from investments; and (5) administrative expenses incurred by the board. This audit report shall be published on the Fund's official website and filed with the Department of Insurance.
    (h) To provide funds for payment of the ordinary and regular costs associated with the implementation of this transition process, the Illinois Finance Authority is authorized to loan to the Fund up to $7,500,000 of any of the Authority's funds, including, but not limited to, funds in its Illinois Housing Partnership Program Fund, its Industrial Project Insurance Fund, or its Illinois Venture Investment Fund, for such purpose. Such loan shall be repaid by the Fund with an interest rate tied to the Federal Funds Rate or an equivalent market established variable rate. The Fund and the Illinois Finance Authority shall enter into a loan or similar agreement that specifies the period of the loan, the payment interval, procedures for making periodic loans, the variable rate methodology to which the interest rate for loans should be tied, the funds of the Illinois Finance Authority that will be used to provide the loan, and such other terms that the Fund and the Illinois Finance Authority reasonably believe to be mutually beneficial. Such agreement shall be a public record and the Fund shall post the terms of the agreement on its official website.
(Source: P.A. 101-610, eff. 1-1-20.)

40 ILCS 5/22B-121

    (40 ILCS 5/22B-121)
    Sec. 22B-121. Management and direction of investments.
    (a) The board shall have the authority to manage the pension fund assets of the transferor pension funds for the purpose of obtaining a total return on investments for the long term.
    (b) The authority of the board to manage pension fund assets and the liability shall begin when there has been a physical transfer of the pension fund assets to the Fund and placed in the custody of the Fund's custodian or custodians, as described in Section 22B-123.
    (c) The pension fund assets of the Fund shall be maintained in accounts held outside the State treasury. Moneys in those accounts are not subject to administrative charges or chargebacks, including, but not limited to, those authorized under the State Finance Act.
    (d) The board may not delegate its management functions, but it may, but is not required to, arrange to compensate for personalized investment advisory service for any or all investments under its control with any national or state bank or trust company authorized to do a trust business and domiciled in Illinois, other financial institution organized under the laws of Illinois, or an investment advisor who is qualified under the federal Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and is registered under the Illinois Securities Law of 1953. Nothing contained in this Article prevents the board from subscribing to general investment research services available for purchase or use by others. The board shall also have the authority to compensate for accounting services.
    (e) This Section does not prohibit the board from directly investing pension fund assets in public market investments, private investments, real estate investments, or other investments authorized by this Code.
(Source: P.A. 101-610, eff. 1-1-20.)

40 ILCS 5/22B-122

    (40 ILCS 5/22B-122)
    Sec. 22B-122. Investment authority. The Fund shall have the authority to invest funds, subject to the requirements and restrictions set forth in Sections 1-109, 1-109.1, 1-109.2, 1-110, 1-111, 1-114, and 1-115 of this Code.
    The Fund shall not be subject to any of the limitations applicable to investments of pension fund assets by the transferor pension funds under Sections 1-113.1 through 1-113.12 or Article 3 of this Code. The Fund shall not, for purposes of Article 1 of this Code, be deemed to be a retirement system, pension fund, or investment board whose investments are restricted by Section 1-113.2 of this Code, and, as a result, the Fund shall be subject to the provisions of Section 1-109.1, including, but not limited to: utilization of emerging investment managers; increasing racial, ethnic, and gender diversity of its fiduciaries; utilization of businesses owned by minorities, women, and persons with disabilities; utilization of minority broker-dealers; utilization of minority investment managers; and applicable reporting requirements.
    No bank or savings and loan association shall receive investment funds as permitted by this Section, unless it has complied with the requirements established pursuant to Section 6 of the Public Funds Investment Act. The limitations set forth in Section 6 of the Public Funds Investment Act shall be applicable only at the time of investment and shall not require the liquidation of any investment at any time.
    The Fund shall have the authority to enter into such agreements and to execute such documents as it determines to be necessary to complete any investment transaction.
    All investments shall be clearly held and accounted for to indicate ownership by the Fund. The Fund may direct the registration of securities in its own name or in the name of a nominee created for the express purpose of registration of securities by a national or state bank or trust company authorized to conduct a trust business in the State of Illinois.
    Investments shall be carried at cost or at a value determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and accounting procedures approved by the Fund.
(Source: P.A. 101-610, eff. 1-1-20.)

40 ILCS 5/22B-123

    (40 ILCS 5/22B-123)
    Sec. 22B-123. Custodian. The pension fund assets transferred to or otherwise acquired by the Fund shall be placed in the custody of a custodian who shall provide adequate safe deposit facilities for those assets and hold all such securities, funds, and other assets subject to the order of the Fund.
    Each custodian shall furnish a corporate surety bond of such amount as the board designates, which bond shall indemnify the Fund, the board, and the officers and employees of the Fund against any loss that may result from any action or failure to act by the custodian or any of the custodian's agents. All charges incidental to the procuring and giving of any bond shall be paid by the board and each bond shall be in the custody of the board.
(Source: P.A. 101-610, eff. 1-1-20.)

40 ILCS 5/22B-124

    (40 ILCS 5/22B-124)
    Sec. 22B-124. Accounting for pension fund assets. In the management of the pension fund assets of the transferor pension funds, the Fund:
        (1) shall carry all pension fund assets at fair
    
market value determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and accounting procedures approved by the board. Each investment initially transferred to the Fund by a transferor pension fund shall be similarly valued, except that the board may elect to place such value on any investment conditionally in which case, the amount of any later realization of such asset in cash that is in excess of or is less than the amount so credited shall be credited or charged to the account maintained for the transferor pension fund that made the transfer;
        (2) shall keep proper books of account that shall
    
reflect at all times the value of all investments held by the Fund; and
        (3) shall charge all distributions made by the Fund
    
to or for a transferor pension fund to the account maintained for that fund.
(Source: P.A. 101-610, eff. 1-1-20.)

40 ILCS 5/22B-125

    (40 ILCS 5/22B-125)
    Sec. 22B-125. Audits and reports.
    (a) At least annually, the books, records, accounts, and securities of the Fund shall be audited by a certified public accountant selected by the board and conducted in accordance with the rules and procedures promulgated by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board. The audit opinion shall be published as a part of the annual report of the Fund, which shall be submitted to the transferor pension funds and to the Department of Insurance.
    (b) For the quarterly periods ending September 30, December 31, and March 31, the Fund shall submit to the participating pension funds and to the Department of Insurance a report providing, among other things, the following information:
        (1) a full description of the investments acquired,
    
showing average costs;
        (2) a full description of the securities sold or
    
exchanged, showing average proceeds or other conditions of an exchange;
        (3) gains or losses realized during the period;
        (4) income from investments; and
        (5) administrative expenses.
    (c) An annual report shall be prepared by the Fund for submission to the participating pension funds and to the Department of Insurance within 6 months after the close of each fiscal year. A fiscal year shall date from July 1 of one year to June 30 of the year next following. This report shall contain full information concerning the results of investment operations of the Fund. This report shall include the information described in subsection (b) and, in addition thereto, the following information:
        (1) a listing of the investments held by the Fund at
    
the end of the year, showing their book values and market values and their income yields on market values;
        (2) comments on the pertinent factors affecting such
    
investments;
        (3) a review of the policies maintained by the Fund
    
and any changes that occurred during the year;
        (4) a copy of the audited financial statements for
    
the year;
        (5) recommendations for possible changes in this
    
Article or otherwise governing the operations of the Fund; and
        (6) a listing of the names of securities brokers and
    
dealers dealt with during the year showing the total amount of commissions received by each on transactions with the Fund.
(Source: P.A. 101-610, eff. 1-1-20.)