§ 51.1-124.38

Investment of assets of the Virginia Research Investment Fund

A. In addition to such other powers as shall be vested in the Board, the Board shall have the full power to invest, reinvest, and manage those portions of the Virginia Research Investment Fund (the Fund), established pursuant to Chapter 28 (§ 23-304 et seq.) of Title 23, designated by the General Assembly for investment by the Board pursuant to subsection B of § 23-305. The Board shall maintain a separate accounting for the assets of the Fund invested with it. The Board shall make an annual distribution of such invested moneys to the Comptroller pursuant to subdivision B of § 23-305.

B. The Board shall invest the assets of the Fund with the care, skill, prudence, and diligence under the circumstances then prevailing that a prudent person acting in a like capacity and familiar with such matters would use in the conduct of an enterprise of a like character and with like aims. The Board shall also diversify such investments so as to minimize the risk of large losses unless under the circumstances it is clearly prudent not to do so.

C. No officer, director, or member of the Board or of any advisory committee of the Retirement System or any of its tax-exempt subsidiary corporations whose actions are within the standard of care set forth in subsection B shall be held personally liable for losses suffered by the Retirement System on investments made under the authority of this section.

D. The provisions of §§ 51.1-124.32, 51.1-124.33, 51.1-124.34, and 51.1-124.35 shall apply to the Board’s activities with respect to moneys in the Fund.

E. The Board may assess the Virginia Research Investment Committee a reasonable administrative fee for its services.


2016, c. 775.


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