The Board of Trustees is charged with the responsibility of investing the Systems’ assets to provide for the benefits of the members of the Systems. To achieve that goal, the Board follows a policy of thoughtfully growing our asset base while protecting against undue risk and losses in any particular investment area. The Board recognizes its fiduciary duty not only to invest the funds in compliance with the Prudent Person Rule, but also to manage the funds in continued recognition of the basic long term nature of the Systems. In carrying out their fiduciary duties, the Trustees have set forth clearly defined investment policies, objectives and strategies for both the pension and insurance portfolios.
Investment Fees Transparency Update
KRS continues to work with fund managers and its custodial bank, BNY Mellon, to monitor all fees. KRS is among the leaders in disclosing investment fees, providing a better understanding of all fees being paid. This information will be updated with the FY 2016 year-end financial performance report is completed. That is being compiled by BNY Mellon and will be made available upon its completion.
In the third quarter of 2015, KRS implemented a financial statement change to report investment fees separate from net asset values. In March 2016, that information began being produced quarterly and made available online. This change helps KRS better monitor feeds by manager and provides further transparency in Investment Operations.