- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 37. Public Finance
- Chapter 13. Alaska Permanent Fund and Corporation
- Section 120. Investment Responsibilities.
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AS 37.13.120. Investment Responsibilities.
- (a) The board shall adopt regulations specifically designating the types of income-producing investments
eligible for investment of fund assets. When adopting regulations authorized by this section or managing and investing fund assets, the
prudent-investor rule shall be applied by the corporation. The prudent-investor rule as applied to investment activity of the fund means
that the corporation shall exercise the judgment and care under the circumstances then prevailing that an institutional investor of
ordinary prudence, discretion, and intelligence exercises in the designation and management of large investments entrusted to it, not in
regard to speculation, but in regard to the permanent disposition of funds, considering preservation of the purchasing power of the fund
over time while maximizing the expected total return from both income and the appreciation of capital.
- (b) The corporation may not borrow money or guarantee from principal of the fund the obligations of others,
except as provided in this subsection. With respect to investments of the fund, the corporation may, either directly or through an
entity in which the investment is made, borrow money if the borrowing is nonrecourse to the corporation and the fund.
- (c) The board shall maintain a reasonable diversification among investments unless, under the circumstances, it
is clearly prudent not to do so. The board shall invest the assets of the fund in in-state investments to the extent that in-state
investments are available and if the in-state investments
- (1) have a risk level and expected return comparable to alternate investment opportunities; and
- (2) are eligible for investment of fund assets under (a) of this section.
- (d) The corporation may enter into and enforce all contracts necessary, convenient, or desirable for managing
the fund's assets and corporate operations, including contracts for future delivery to implement asset allocation strategies or to hedge
an existing equivalent ownership position in an investment.
- (e) Before adoption of a regulation under (a) of this section, the regulation, in electronic format, shall be
provided to the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee for review and comment. The board shall submit investment reports to the
committee at least quarterly.
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