2013 Maryland Code
INSURANCE
§ 20-303 - Management and investment of moneys [Effective until October 1, 2013]


MD Ins Code § 20-303 (2013) What's This?

§20-303.

(a) (1) A financial management committee of the Fund shall manage and invest all moneys collected by or for the Fund through premiums, earnings from investments, or from other sources.

(2) The financial management committee consists of the Executive Director and two members of the Board of Trustees whom the Board of Trustees chooses.

(3) Of the two members from the Board of Trustees:

(i) one shall be chosen from the members appointed by the Governor; and

(ii) one shall be chosen from the members appointed by the Association.

(b) (1) Whenever the amount of moneys in the Fund exceeds the amount that the Executive Director believes is likely to be required immediately, the financial management committee may manage the excess as it considers appropriate and invest the excess in investments legal for casualty insurers under §§ 5-601 through 5-609 of this article.

(2) If use of the excess becomes necessary or expedient, the financial management committee may collect, sell, or otherwise realize on the investment and any accrued interest.

(c) (1) (i) Consistent with minority business purchasing standards applicable to units of State government under the State Finance and Procurement Article and consistent with the fiduciary duties of the financial management committee, the financial management committee shall attempt to use to the greatest extent feasible minority business enterprises to provide brokerage and investment management services to the committee.

(ii) For purposes of this subsection, brokerage and investment management services shall include services relating to all allocated asset classes.

(2) (i) To assist it in achieving the goal described under paragraph (1) of this subsection, the financial management committee shall undertake measures to remove any barriers that limit full participation by minority business enterprises in brokerage and investment management services opportunities afforded by the Fund.

(ii) The measures undertaken by the financial management committee shall include the use of a wide variety of media, including the Fund’s Web site, to provide notice to a broad and varied range of potential providers about the brokerage and investment management services opportunities afforded by the Fund.

(3) In conjunction with the Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs, the financial management committee shall develop guidelines to assist the committee in identifying and evaluating qualified minority business enterprises in order to help the Fund achieve the objective for greater use of minority business enterprises for brokerage and investment management services.

(4) On or before September 1 each year, the financial management committee shall submit a report to the Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs and, subject to § 2-1246 of the State Government Article, the General Assembly on:

(i) the identity of the minority business enterprise brokerage and investment management services firms used by the financial management committee in the immediately preceding fiscal year;

(ii) the percentage and dollar value of the Fund assets that are under the investment control of minority business enterprise brokerage and investment management services firms in each allocated asset class; and

(iii) the measures the financial management committee undertook in the immediately preceding fiscal year in accordance with paragraph (2)(ii) of this subsection.

§ 20-303 - Management and investment of moneys [Effective October 1,2013].

(a) Financial management committee. --

(1) A financial management committee of the Fund shall manage and invest all moneys collected by or for the Fund through premiums, earnings from investments, or from other sources.

(2) The financial management committee consists of the Executive Director and two members of the Board of Trustees who have financial management expertise, chosen by the Board of Trustees.

(b) Investment of excess. --

(1) Whenever the amount of moneys in the Fund exceeds the amount that the Executive Director believes is likely to be required immediately, the financial management committee may manage the excess as it considers appropriate and invest the excess in investments legal for casualty insurers under §§ 5-601 through 5-609 of this article.

(2) If use of the excess becomes necessary or expedient, the financial management committee may collect, sell, or otherwise realize on the investment and any accrued interest.

(c) Use of minority business enterprises. --

(1) (i) Consistent with minority business purchasing standards applicable to units of State government under the State Finance and Procurement Article and consistent with the fiduciary duties of the financial management committee, the financial management committee shall attempt to use to the greatest extent feasible minority business enterprises to provide brokerage and investment management services to the committee.

(ii) For purposes of this subsection, brokerage and investment management services shall include services relating to all allocated asset classes.

(2) (i) To assist it in achieving the goal described under paragraph (1) of this subsection, the financial management committee shall undertake measures to remove any barriers that limit full participation by minority business enterprises in brokerage and investment management services opportunities afforded by the Fund.

(ii) The measures undertaken by the financial management committee shall include the use of a wide variety of media, including the Fund's Web site, to provide notice to a broad and varied range of potential providers about the brokerage and investment management services opportunities afforded by the Fund.

(3) In conjunction with the Governor's Office of Minority Affairs, the financial management committee shall develop guidelines to assist the committee in identifying and evaluating qualified minority business enterprises in order to help the Fund achieve the objective for greater use of minority business enterprises for brokerage and investment management services.

(4) On or before September 1 each year, the financial management committee shall submit a report to the Governor's Office of Minority Affairs and, subject to § 2-1246 of the State Government Article, the General Assembly on:

(i) the identity of the minority business enterprise brokerage and investment management services firms used by the financial management committee in the immediately preceding fiscal year;

(ii) the percentage and dollar value of the Fund assets that are under the investment control of minority business enterprise brokerage and investment management services firms in each allocated asset class; and

(iii) the measures the financial management committee undertook in the immediately preceding fiscal year in accordance with paragraph (2)(ii) of this subsection.

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