415-200-040 - Self-directed investment - Expenses paid by members

415-200-040. Self-directed investment - Expenses paid by members

RCW 41.34.060 allows members of the teachers' retirement system plan 3 and school employees' retirement system plan 3 to elect to self-direct their investments. Members electing to self-direct their investments must pay the expenses caused by the self-directed investment program.

(1) Assessment of member expenses for self-directed investment. Each month, the third-party administrator will allocate self-directed investment expenses to each participating member. The expenses allocated to members shall include:

(a) External third party administrator costs;

(b) External investment manager and consultant costs; and

(c) State investment board investment management operating expenses, in the case of investment options provided through the state investment board.

Each category of expense shall be expressed in terms of basis points. A basis point is equal to one-hundredth of one percent. The administrator will determine the participating member's monthly fee by multiplying the average monthly value of each participating member's self-directed account assets by the basis points for each expense category.

(2) Adoption of expense charge. The expense charges used to calculate self-directed investment fees for participating members shall be established in a memorandum of understanding, interagency agreement, and/or contract. Each expense charge shall be reviewed and approved at a regularly scheduled meeting of the employee retirement benefits board, with opportunity for public testimony. No expense charge may be included in a memorandum of understanding, interagency agreement, and/or contract until such charge has been approved by the employee retirement benefits board. No expense charge which has been approved may be changed unless such change has been approved by the board.

Statutory Authority: Chapters 41.32, 41.34, 41.35, 41.50 RCW. 01-01-059, § 415-200-040, filed 12/12/00, effective 1/12/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.088 and 41.32.060. 97-16-039, § 415-200-040, filed 7/30/97, effective 7/30/97.

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