Agenda

Pensions Committee and Board
Wednesday, 15th September, 2021 7.00 pm

Venue: 40 Cumberland Road, London, N22 7SG

Contact: Fiona Rae, Principal Committee Co-ordinator  3541 Email: fiona.rae@haringey.gov.uk

Note: To watch this meeting, use the link on the agenda frontsheet 

Items
No. Item

1.

FILMING AT MEETINGS

Please note this meeting may be filmed or recorded by the Council for live or subsequent broadcast via the Council’s internet site or by anyone attending the meeting using any communication method.  Members of the public participating in the meeting (e.g. making deputations, asking questions, making oral protests) should be aware that they are likely to be filmed, recorded or reported on.  By entering the ‘meeting room’, you are consenting to being filmed and to the possible use of those images and sound recordings.

 

The Chair of the meeting has the discretion to terminate or suspend filming or recording, if in his or her opinion continuation of the filming, recording or reporting would disrupt or prejudice the proceedings, infringe the rights of any individual, or may lead to the breach of a legal obligation by the Council.

2.

APOLOGIES

To receive any apologies for absence.

3.

URGENT BUSINESS

The Chair will consider the admission of any late items of Urgent Business.  (Late items of Urgent Business will be considered under the agenda item where they appear. New items of Urgent Business will be dealt with under item 15 below).

4.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

A member with a disclosable pecuniary interest or a prejudicial interest in a matter who attends a meeting of the authority at which the matter is considered:

 

(i) must disclose the interest at the start of the meeting or when the interest becomes apparent, and

(ii) may not participate in any discussion or vote on the matter and must withdraw from the meeting room.

 

A member who discloses at a meeting a disclosable pecuniary interest which is not registered in the Register of Members’ Interests or the subject of a pending notification must notify the Monitoring Officer of the interest within 28 days of the disclosure.

 

Disclosable pecuniary interests, personal interests and prejudicial interests are defined at Paragraphs 5-7 and Appendix A of the Members’ Code of Conduct

 

The Public Service Pensions Act 2013 defines a conflict of interest as a financial or other interest which is likely to prejudice a person’s exercise of functions. Therefore, a conflict of interest may arise when an individual:

 

i)             Has a responsibility or duty in relation to the management of, or provision of advice to, the LBHPF, and

 

ii)            At the same time, has:

-       a separate personal interest (financial or otherwise) or

-       another responsibility in relation to that matter,

 

giving rise to a possible conflict with their first responsibility. An interest could also arise due to a family member or close colleague having a specific responsibility or interest in a matter.

 

At the commencement of the meeting, the Chair will ask all Members of the Committee and Board to declare any new potential conflicts and these will be recorded in the minutes of the meeting and the Fund’s Register of Conflicts of Interest. Any individual who considers that they or another individual has a potential or actual conflict of interest which relates to an item of business at a meeting must advise the Chair prior to the meeting, where possible, or state this clearly at the meeting at the earliest possible opportunity.

 

5.

DEPUTATIONS / PETITIONS / PRESENTATIONS / QUESTIONS

To consider any requests received in accordance with Part 4, Section B, paragraph 29 of the Council’s constitution.

6.

RECORD OF TRAINING UNDERTAKEN SINCE LAST MEETING

Note from the Head of Legal and Governance (Monitoring Officer)

When considering the items below, the Committee will be operating in its capacity as ‘Administering Authority’. When the Committee is operating in its capacity as an Administering Authority, Members must have due regard to their duty as quasi-trustees to act in the best interest of the Pension Fund above all other considerations.

7.

MEMBERSHIP

To confirm one employer member for a four year term of office.

8.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 249 KB

To confirm and sign the minutes of the Pensions Committee and Board meeting held on 4 March 2021as a correct record.

9.

PENSION ADMINISTRATION REPORT pdf icon PDF 217 KB

This report provides updates regarding:

 

·         Resourcing of the pensions administration team

·         Details of an employer joining the pension fund

·         Details of the intention to accept the pension scheme assets and liabilities of Clerkenwell Parochial School into the pension fund

10.

PENSION FUND QUARTERLY UPDATE AND INVESTMENTS UPDATE pdf icon PDF 340 KB

This report provides updates on the Pension Fund’s performance for the quarter ended 30 June 2021:

 

·         Independent advisor’s market commentary

·         Investment asset allocation

·         Investment performance

·         Funding position update

·         London Collective Investment Vehicle (LCIV) Update

·         Update on the Fund’s accounts and annual report

Additional documents:

11.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT PENSION SCHEME UPDATE pdf icon PDF 318 KB

This paper provides updates on several developments relating to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). The issues covered are:

 

·         Awaited LGPS investment related consultations

·         Age Discrimination in the LGPS (commonly referred to as “McCloud”)

·         The Pensions Regulators (TPR) Consultation on the new Code of Practice

·         Increase in the Normal Minimum Pension Age from 6 April 2028

Additional documents:

12.

LOCAL AUTHORITY PENSION FUND FORUM (LAPFF) VOTING UPDATE pdf icon PDF 210 KB

The Fund is a member of the Local Authority Pension Fund Forum (LAPFF) and the Committee and Board has previously agreed that the Fund should cast its votes at investor meetings in line with LAPFF voting recommendations. This report provides an update on voting activities on behalf of the Fund.

13.

RISK REGISTER pdf icon PDF 192 KB

This paper provides an update on the Fund’s risk register and an opportunity for the Committee and Board to further review the risk score allocation.

Additional documents:

14.

FORWARD PLAN pdf icon PDF 193 KB

The purpose of the paper is to identify topics that will come to the attention of the Committee and Board in the next twelve months and to seek members’ input into future agendas. Suggestions for future training are also requested.

Additional documents:

15.

NEW ITEMS OF URGENT BUSINESS

16.

DATES OF FUTURE MEETINGS

To note the dates of future meetings:

 

2 December 2021

24 January 2022

15 March 2022

17.

LONDON COLLECTIVE INVESTMENT VEHICLE MULTI ASSET CREDIT REVIEW pdf icon PDF 308 KB

This report provides an assessment of the suitability of the newly proposed London Collective Investment Vehicle 50/50 solution and outlines the considerations for the Pension Fund to remain invested in the updated strategy or opt for sole exposure to current manager.

18.

EXCLUSION OF THE PRESS AND PUBLIC

Items 19-22 are likely to be subject to a motion to exclude the press and public from the meeting as they contain exempt information as defined in Section 100a of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended by Section 12A of the Local Government Act 1985); para 3; namely information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).

19.

LONDON COLLECTIVE INVESTMENT VEHICLE MULTI ASSET CREDIT REVIEW

As per item 17.

20.

PENSION FUND QUARTERLY UPDATE AND INVESTMENTS UPDATE

As per item 10.

21.

EXEMPT MINUTES

To confirm and sign the exempt minutes of the Pensions Committee and Board meeting on 4 March 2021as a correct record.

22.

NEW ITEMS OF EXEMPT URGENT BUSINESS