Investment Policy Statement
TMRS investments are held in trust for the exclusive benefit of members and invested under the provisions of the TMRS Act. The investment statutory guidelines for TMRS are found in the Texas Government Code, Sections 855.301 through 855.303.
Standards of Care
Investments are made with the degree of judgment and care, under the circumstances, that persons of prudence, discretion, and intelligence exercise in the management of their own affairs, considering the probable income from the securities and probable safety of their capital. Investment and management decisions respecting individual assets will be evaluated not in isolation but in the context of the investment portfolio as a whole and as a part of an overall investment strategy having risk and return objectives reasonably suited to the trust.
The objective of TMRS’ Investment program is to ensure that members, retirees, and beneficiaries are provided with the benefits they have been promised by their employers at a reasonable and predictable cost to the employers. Assets will be invested to achieve a total return, given appropriate consideration for portfolio risk and liquidity. Total return includes dividends, interest, and realized and unrealized capital appreciation.