(A) The board of trustees of the pension fund shall, for the purposes of this section, designate an investment manager as an Ohio-qualified investment manager if the investment manager meets all of the following requirements:
(1) The investment manager is subject to taxation under Chapter 5725., 5726., 5733., 5747., or 5751. of the Revised Code;
(2) The investment manager meets one of the following requirements:
(a) Has its corporate headquarters or principal place of business in this state;
(b) Employs at least five hundred individuals in this state;
(c) Has a principal place of business in this state and employs at least twenty residents of this state.
(1) The board shall, at least annually, establish a policy with the goal to increase utilization by the board of Ohio-qualified investment managers, when an Ohio-qualified investment manager offers quality, services, and safety comparable to other investment managers otherwise available to the board. The policy shall also provide for the following:
(a) A process whereby the board can develop a list of Ohio-qualified investment managers and their investment products;
(b) A process whereby the board can give public notice to Ohio-qualified investment managers of the board's search for an investment manager that includes the board's search criteria.
(2) The board shall determine whether an investment manager is an Ohio-qualified investment manager and whether the investment manager offers quality, services, and safety comparable to other investment managers otherwise available to the board. The board's determination shall be final.
Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 64, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2015.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.186, HB 510, §1, eff. 3/27/2013.
Effective Date: 09-15-2004 .