The report from the City Treasurer is attached.
The following documents are attached as appendices:
- Governance and Compliance Statement
- Statement of Investment Principles
- Funding Strategy Statement
- Communication Policy Statement
- Quarterly Fund Performance
- Risk Register
The Annual Report and Accounts is attached as a separate document and can also be viewed online at https://www.westminster.gov.uk/council-pension-fund
9.1 Nikki Parsons drew Members’ attention to the various key documents. She advised that the Governance and Compliance Statement and the Communication Policy Statement were under review and an updated version would be presented at the next Pension Fund Committee for approval. The Board noted that the Statement of Investment Principles had been updated in March 2015. Nikki Parsons advised that Deloitte were the appointed investment advisers in respect of the Quarterly Fund Performance Data, whilst the Risk Register had been approved by the Pension Fund Committee at the 25 March 2015 meeting. Nikki Parsons advised that the Risk Register was reported on a quarterly basis to the Pension Fund Committee. A scoring matrix was available on the electronic version and it was agreed that this be provided at the next Pension Board meeting.
9.2 David Hodgkinson advised that the Pension Fund Annual Accounts for 2014/2015 had been closed in the fastest time in the last 70 years.