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    Subdivision 1. Establishment. The Minnesota combined investment funds are established
for the purpose of providing investment vehicles for assets of the participating public retirement
plans and nonretirement funds. The assets of participating nonretirement funds may not be
commingled with the assets of participating public retirement plans. The combined funds shall
consist of the following investment accounts: cash management accounts, equity accounts, fixed
income accounts, and any other accounts determined appropriate by the state board.
    Subd. 2. Assets. The assets of the combined investment funds shall consist of the money
certified to and received by the state board from participating retirement plans and nonretirement
funds which shall be used to purchase investment shares in the appropriate investment accounts.
Each participating plan or fund shall own an undivided participation in all the assets of the
particular accounts of the combined funds in which it participates. As of any date, the total claim
of a participating plan or fund on the assets in each account shall be equal to the ratio of units
owned by a plan or fund in each account to the total issued units then outstanding.
    Subd. 3. Management. The combined investment funds shall be managed by the state board.
    Subd. 4. Investments. The assets of the combined investment funds shall be invested by
the state board subject to the provisions of section 11A.24, except that any individual account
may be completely invested in a single asset class or managed in a separate account by the
state board at its discretion.
    Subd. 5. Participation in Minnesota combined investment funds. Any public retirement
plan or nonretirement fund authorized by law to have its assets managed by the state board may
participate in the Minnesota combined investment funds.
    Subd. 6. Initial transfer of assets. As of July 1, 1980, or a later date as determined by the
state board, the participating funds shall transfer to the combined investment funds all appropriate
securities then held together with cash necessary for the purchase of units in the combined fund
    Subd. 7. Initial valuation of assets and units. All assets transferred to the Minnesota
combined investment funds shall be valued at their current market value as determined by the
state board, including accrued interest. The initial value of each account unit shall be $1,000
with each participating fund allocated units in the various accounts of the Minnesota combined
investment funds in the same proportion as their assets are to the total assets in each account.
    Subd. 8. Realized appreciation or depreciation. Any realized gains or losses in the value
of investments incurred by a transferring fund pursuant to subdivision 7 shall be recognized
on the date of the transfer.
    Subd. 9. Valuation of units. (1) Valuation of units for the accounts in the Minnesota
combined investment funds shall be performed as of the last business day of each month, or more
frequently should the state board determine that additional valuation dates are necessary.
(2) The value of a unit for each account shall be determined by the following procedure:
(a) As of the close of business on the valuation date the state board shall determine the fair
market value of each asset in each account, using the references, pricing services, consultants, or
other methods as the state board deems appropriate.
(b) The sum total of the market value of all securities plus cash, less the value of undistributed
income in each account, shall be divided by the number of units issued and outstanding for the
account to determine the value per account unit.
    Subd. 10. Purchase and redemption of units. Purchase and redemption of units shall be
on the first business day following the valuation date. All transactions shall be at the unit value
established on the immediately preceding valuation date. Except for the initial purchase of units
by an authorized participant, all purchases and redemptions shall be made in cash unless the state
board determines that an exception is necessary.
    Subd. 11. Earnings defined. Investment earnings shall be the sum total of the following
of each account:
(1) Dividends receivable on securities trading ex-dividend to and including the valuation date.
(2) Cash dividends received to and including the valuation date that were not accounted for
on a previous valuation date.
(3) Accrued interest to and including the valuation date.
(4) Interest received which had not been accrued and accounted for on a prior valuation date.
(5) Income from the sale of options, rights, warrants, or security lending.
(6) Other income received to and including the valuation date.
    Subd. 12. Distribution of earnings. At least once each year the state board shall distribute to
each participant net earnings determined proportionately in accordance with their average unit
holdings in each account during the period. Unless otherwise directed by the participating fund,
any distributions shall be used to purchase additional units in the accounts.
    Subd. 13. Records required. The executive director of the state board shall keep accounting
records. The records shall reflect the number of units in the Minnesota combined investment funds
owned by each participating fund. No certificates or other evidence of ownership shall be required.
    Subd. 14. Reports required. As of each valuation date, or as often as the state board
determines, each participant shall be informed of the number of units owned and the current value
of the units. Annually, the state board shall provide each participant financial statements prepared
in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
History: 1980 c 607 art 14 s 12; 1981 c 37 s 2; 1984 c 383 s 1; 1985 c 224 s 1; 1990 c 426
art 1 s 3; 1992 c 539 s 1; 1993 c 300 s 2-5