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Code of Virginia
Title 51.1. Pensions, Benefits, and Retirement
Chapter 1. Virginia Retirement System
12/2/2021

§ 51.1-124.24. Chief investment officer; qualifications; duties.

A. To assist the Board of Trustees in fulfilling its fiduciary duty as trustee of the funds of the Virginia Retirement System, the Board shall employ a chief investment officer to direct, manage, and administer the investment department. The chief investment officer shall be employed under special contract with the Board, shall report directly to the Board, shall serve at the pleasure of the Board, and may be removed by a majority vote of the Board.

B. To ensure that the Board of Trustees receives competent, professional advice regarding its investment decisions from the chief investment officer, the chief investment officer shall demonstrate (i) an ability to oversee, structure, and evaluate institutional investment portfolios and (ii) extensive experience in any two or more of the following areas: domestic equity or fixed-income securities, international equity or fixed-income securities, cash management, alternative investments, managed futures, or large real estate investments. By resolution of the Board, additional qualifications for the chief investment officer may be set.

C. In addition to such duties as the Board of Trustees may include in its special employment contract with the chief investment officer, he shall have the following duties: (i) coordinating asset allocation for all asset classes and subclasses within each class; (ii) supervising, evaluating, and monitoring the investment portfolio and associated investment activities; (iii) facilitating communication between and among the Board of Trustees, advisory committees, employees, members, beneficiaries, and outside entities interested in the investment programs of the retirement system; (iv) enhancing the Board's ability to make effective, prompt decisions in all matters related to investments and the administration of the investment department; and (v) reporting as requested by the General Assembly.

1994, cc. 4, 85.

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