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WVC 12 - 6 C- 5 §12-6C-5. Powers of the Board.
The Board may exercise all powers necessary or appropriate to carry out and effectuate its corporate purposes. The Board may:

(1) Adopt and use a common seal and alter it at pleasure;

(2) Sue and be sued;

(3) Enter into contracts and execute and deliver instruments using the policies and procedures of the State Treasurer's Office;

(4) Acquire (by purchase, gift or otherwise), hold, use and dispose of real and personal property, deeds, mortgages and other instruments;

(5) Promulgate and enforce bylaws and rules for the management and conduct of its affairs;

(6) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, specifically article three, chapter five-a of this code, retain and contract with legal, accounting, financial and investment managers, advisors and consultants;

(7) Acquire (by purchase, gift or otherwise), hold, exchange, pledge, lend and sell or otherwise dispose of securities and invest funds in investments authorized by this article;

(8) Maintain accounts with banks, securities dealers and financial institutions both within and outside this state;

(9) Engage in financial transactions whereby securities are purchased by the Board under an agreement providing for the resale of the securities to the original seller at a stated price;

(10) Engage in financial transactions whereby securities held by the Board are sold under an agreement providing for the repurchase of the securities by the Board at a stated price;

(11) Consolidate and manage moneys, securities and other assets of the consolidated fund and accounts of the state and the moneys of political subdivisions which may be made available to it under the provisions of this article;

(12) Abide by agreements entered into by the State Treasurer with political subdivisions of the state for investment of moneys of the political subdivisions by the Board;

(13) Charge and collect administrative fees from participants, including political subdivisions, for its services;

(14) Exercise all powers generally granted to and exercised by the holders of investment securities with respect to management of the investment securities;

(15) Use any contract or agreement of the Investment Management Board or the State Treasurer's Office and enter into its own contracts or agreements, including, without limitation entering into a contract or agreement with one or more banking institutions in or outside the state for the custody, safekeeping and management of securities held by the Board and with any investment manager and investment advisor needed;

(16) Make, and from time to time, amend and repeal bylaws, rules and procedures not inconsistent with the provisions of this article;

(17) Hire its own employees, consultants, managers and advisors as it considers necessary and fix their compensation and prescribe their duties;

(18) Develop, implement and maintain its own investment accounts;

(19) Offer assistance and seminars to spending units and to political subdivisions;

(20) Upon request of the State Treasurer, transmit funds for deposit to the State Treasury to meet the daily obligations of state government; and

(21) Establish one or more investment funds, pools or participant accounts within the consolidated fund for the purpose of investing the moneys and assets for which it is director, trustee, custodian or otherwise authorized to invest pursuant to this article. Interests in each fund, pool or participant account are designated as units and the Board shall adopt industry standard accounting procedures to determine the unit value of each fund, pool or participant account. The securities in each investment fund, pool or participant account are the property of the Board and each fund, pool or participant account is considered an investment pool, investment fund or investment participant account.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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