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Illinois Statutes Chapter 5. General Provisions § 220/15. Authorized investments

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§ 15. Authorized investments. In addition to other investments authorized by law, an intergovernmental risk management entity created under this Act with assets of at least $5,000,000 and adopting an investment policy under Section 16 of this Act may invest in any combination of the following:

(1) the common stocks listed on a recognized exchange or market;

(2) stock and convertible debt investments, or investment grade corporate bonds, in or issued by any corporation the book value of which shall not exceed 5% of the total intergovernmental risk management entity's investment account at book value in which those securities are held, determined as of the date of the investment, provided that investments in the stock of any one corporation shall not exceed 5% of the total outstanding stock of the corporation and that the investments in the convertible debt of any one corporation shall not exceed 5% of the total amount of such debt that may be outstanding;

(3) the straight preferred stocks or convertible preferred stocks and convertible debt securities issued or guaranteed by a corporation whose common stock is listed on a recognized exchange or market;

(4) mutual funds or commingled funds that meet the following requirements:

(i) the mutual fund or commingled fund is managed by an investment company as defined and registered under the federal Investment Company Act of 1940  1 and registered under the Illinois Securities Law of 1953  2 or an investment adviser as defined under the federal Investment Advisers Act of 1940;  3

(ii) the mutual fund has been in operation for at least 5 years; and

(iii) the mutual fund has total net assets of $250,000,000 or more;

(5) commercial grade real estate located in the State of Illinois.

Any investment advisor retained by the board of the intergovernmental risk management entity must be a fiduciary, who has the power to manage, acquire, or dispose of any asset of the intergovernmental risk management entity, has acknowledged in writing that he or she is a fiduciary with respect to the intergovernmental risk management entity and that he or she has read and understands the intergovernmental risk management entity's investment policy and will adhere to all of the principles and standards set forth in that policy, and is one or more of the following:

(i) registered as an investment adviser under the federal Investment Adviser Act of 1940;

(ii) registered as an investment adviser under the Illinois Securities Law of 1953;

(iii) a bank, as defined in the federal Investment Adviser Act of 1940;

(iv) an insurance company authorized to transact business in this State.

Nothing in this Section shall be construed to authorize an intergovernmental risk management entity to accept the deposit of public funds except for risk management purposes.

1 15 U.S.C.A. § 80a-1 et seq.
2 815 ILCS 5/1 et seq.
3 15 U.S.C.A. § 80b-1 et seq.

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