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Local Authority Round Table

LGPS – Natural Capital 

 Thursday 16th November 2023 (London) 

 

Pension Fund Service (PFS) would like to share our findings with a select group of local authority pools, underlying funds, consultants and government departments on Natural Capital, following the TNFD framework launch in September. The aims are to provide a forum, enhance governance and framework around Natural Capital and provide access to resources and case studies.

 

ATTENDEES:

  • Mercer (Chair) 

  • Hymans Robertson

  • Cornwall Pension fund

  • London Pension Fund Authority 

  • Border to Coast

  • Environment Agency 

  • Cardano 

  • Stepstone Group

 

LGPS – Pooling Guidance & Levelling Up

 Wednesday 13th September & Thursday 14th September 2023 (London)

 

Pension Fund Service (PFS) would like to share our findings with a select group of local authority pools, underlying funds, and government departments on Pooling Guidance & Levelling Up, following the DLUHC consultation on July 11th. The aims are to provide a forum, enhance governance and framework around Pooling Guidance & Levelling Up and provide access to resources and case studies.

 

Wednesday 13th September Attendees:

 

  • Hymans Robertson (Chair)

  • South Tyneside 

  • West Sussex pension fund 

  • Berkshire pension fund 

  • London Borough of Tower Hamlets 

  • London CIV 

  • Wales PP

  • Northern Pool 

  • Border to Coast 

  • Brunel PP

  • Torfaen

  • The Good Economy 

  • Pension For Purpose 

  • East Sussex pension fund 

  • Greater Manchester pension fund

  • Merseyside pension fund 

  • Lancashire pension fund

  • Redington 

  • Russell Investments 

  • Mercer 

  • Barnett Waddingham 

  • Northern Trust

  • Aegon AM

  • Macquarie Bank

  • Foresight Group

  • British Business Bank

  • Burgiss

  • Centrus Advisors

 

Thursday 14th September Attendees:

 

  • Hymans Robertson (Chair)

  • Local Government Association

  • West Sussex pension fund

  • London Borough of Tower Hamlets

  • London CIV

  • Wales PP

  • Northern pool

  • Border to coast

  • Brunel PP

  • Torfaen

  • The Good Economy

  • Pension For Purpose

  • East Sussex pension fund

  • Greater Manchester pension fund

  • Redington

  • Russell Investments

  • Mercer

  • Mj Hudson

  • Bfinance

  • Barnett Waddingham

  • Brunel PP

  • Octopus Investments

  • Newcore Capital

  • abrdn

  • Edmond De Rothschild

  • Burgiss

  • Homes England 

  • Centrus Advisors

UK HOUSING

 Thursday 20th April 2023 (London)

Pension Fund Service (PFS) would like to share our findings with a select group of local authority pools and government departments on UK Housing, following the DLUHC consultation on Local Projects and the UK Infrastructure bank bill. The aims are to provide a forum, enhance governance and framework around UK Housing and provide access to resources and case studies.

Attendees:

  • DLUHC

  • LGA

  • London CIV

  • Border to Coast

  • Wales PP

  • Merseyside Pension Fund

  • Greater Manchester pension fund

  • Lancashire Pension Fund

  • Cornwall Pension fund

  • Mercer Consulting

  • Redington

  • MJ Hudson

  • Centrus Financial Advisors

  • The Good Economy

  • Russell Investments

  • Devonshires LLP

  • Pensions for purpose

  • MAN Group

  • Newstead Capital

  • CBRE IM

  • Savills Investment Management

 LOCAL PROJECTS

Thursday 12th May 2022 (London)

Pension Fund Service (PFS) would like to share our findings with a select group of local authority pools on Local Projects following the DLUHC consultation on Local Projects published 2nd February 2022. The aims are to provide a forum, enhance governance and framework around Local Projects and provide access to resources and case studies.

Attendees:-

  • LGA / LGPS Advisory Board

  • GLIL

  • London CIV

  • Local Pensions Partnership

  • Border to Coast Pensions Partnership

  • Brunel Pensions Partnership

  • Access Pool

  • LGPS Central

  • GMPF

  • Pensions for Purpose

  • Russell Investments

  • Temporis capital

  • Civitas Investment Management

  • The Good Economy

ESG OVERVIEW

Wednesday 7th July 2021 (Online)

Pension Fund Service (PFS) would like to share our findings with a select group of local authority pools on ESG following the LGPS Scheme Advisory Board commencing the Responsible Investment Project and establishing the Responsible Investment Advisory Group (RIAG). The aims are to provide a forum, enhance governance and regulatory framework around RI and provide access to resources and case studies.

Attendees:-

  • LGPS Advisory Board

  • London CIV

  • Local Pensions Partnership

  • Border to Coast Pensions Partnership

  • LGPS Central

  • Carmarthenshire Council (Host authority for the Wales Pension Partnership)

  • Merseyside Pension Fund

  • Pensions for Purpose

  • Russell Investments

  • JP Morgan Asset Management

LGPS - UK INFRASTRUCTURE

 Thursday 15th June 2023 (London)

 

 Pension Fund Service (PFS) would like to share our findings with a select group of local authority pools, underlying funds and government departments on UK Infrastructure, following the DLUHC consultation on Levelling Up and the UK Infrastructure bank bill. The aims are to provide a forum, enhance governance and framework around UK Infrastructure and provide access to resources and case studies.

Attendees:

  • Hymans Robertson

  • Local Government Association

  • West Sussex Pension Fund

  • East Riding of Yorkshire Pension Fund

  • The Good Economy

  • Redington

  • Russell Investments

  • Barnett Waddingham

  • London CIV

  • London Borough of Harrow

  • London Borough of Enfield

  • Border to Coast

  • Cornwall Pension Fund

  • LGPS Central

  • GLIL

  • Bfinance

  • XPS Group

  • Pensions for Purpose

  • Berkshire Pension Fund

  • Centrus Advisors

  • OFGEM

  • Leicestershire Pension Fund

CLIMATE CHANGE

Thursday 10th November 2022 (Online)

Pension Fund Service (PFS) would like to share our findings with a select group of local authority pools and government departments on TCFD, following the DLUHC consultation on September 1st 2022. The aims are to provide a forum, enhance governance and framework around TCFD and provide access to resources and case studies.

Attendees:-

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

  • Local Government Association

  • Brunel PP

  • London CIV

  • LGPS Central

  • LPPI

  • Border to coast

  • Wales PP

  • Access pool

  • West Yorkshire Pension Fund

  • Merseyside Pension Fund

  • Greater Manchester pension fund

  • London Pension Fund Authority

  • Hampshire Pension fund

  • Cumbria Pension Fund

  • Redington

  • Mercer Consulting

  • Russell Investments

  • Pensions For Purpose

  • MJ Hudson

  • Bfinance​
    Aon

  • Barnett Waddingham

  • Cardano

  • Centrus Advisors
    Devonshires LLP

  • Burgiss

  • abrdn

  • Unigestion

  • Quinbrook

  • Federated Hermes

TCFD

Thursday 11th November 2021 (London)

Pension Fund Service (PFS) would like to share our findings with a select group of local authority pools on TCFD following the MHCLG consultation on TCFD in October 2021. The aims are to provide a forum, enhance governance and regulatory framework around TCFD and provide access to resources and case studies.

Attendees:-

  • LGA / LGPS Advisory Board

  • London CIV

  • Local Pensions Partnership

  • Brunel Pension Partnership

  • Border to Coast Pensions Partnership

  • LGPS Central

  • Clwyd (on behalf of the Wales Pension Partnership)

  • Merseyside Pension Fund

  • Pensions for Purpose

  • Russell Investments

  • Hermes Fund Managers

  • Hymans Robertson

 

 

SOCIAL & IMPACT INVESTING

Tuesday 8th February 2022 (Online)

Pension Fund Service (PFS) would like to share our findings with the local authority pools on Social and Impact Investing following the LGPS Scheme Advisory Board commencing the Responsible Investment Project and establishing the Responsible Investment Advisory Group (RIAG). The aims are to provide a forum, enhance governance and regulatory framework around Social and Impact Investing and provide access to resources and case studies.

Attendees:-

  • LGA / LGPS Advisory Board

  • London CIV

  • Local Pensions Partnership

  • Border to Coast Pensions Partnership

  • LGPS Central

  • Clwyd (on behalf of the Wales Pension Partnership)

  • Merseyside Pension Fund

  • Pensions for Purpose

  • Russell Investments

  • Barnett Waddingham

  • PGIM Real Estate

 

 

 

FOREIGN EXCHANGE

Thursday May 11th, 2023 (Online)

 

Pension Fund Service (PFS) would like to share our findings with a select group of local authority pools and the LGA , regarding FX Transparency. Having seen costs of over 16 basis points for FX Execution transactions, the recent creation of 8 Local Government Pension pools is a viable solution for the UK Local Authorities regarding FX Execution. Given that pooling guidance is just around the corner, we feel this is a good time to discuss cost transparency.  The pension schemes could save costs, stay independent of each other, and can benefit even further by being together on the same FX programme.

The aims are to provide a forum, enhance governance and framework around Foreign Exchange and provide access to resources and case studies.

 

Attendees:

  • XTP - Implementation Services 

  • Local Government Association 

  • Border to Coast 

  • London CIV 

  • Wales PP 

  • Access Pool 

  • Brunel PP

  • LGPS Central 

  • Merseyside Pension Fund 

  • West Yorkshire Pension fund

  • Russell Investments 

  • FX Transparency 

  • Redington

LOCAL PROJECTS & UK INFRASTRUCTURE

Thursday 22nd September 2022 (London)

THE ESG PRIVATE MARKETS

Wednesday 29th June 2022 (Online)

 Pension Fund Service (PFS) would like to share our findings with a select group of local authority pools and underlying funds on “The ESG of Private Markets” following the plans for LGPS funds to diversify into Private markets given the capability of both the LGPS pools and the underlying funds. ESG generally and climate is the hot topic in the LGPS. Private markets with their liquidity premium and diversification potential remain of major interest. The aims are to provide a forum, enhance governance and framework around Private Markets & the ESG and provide access to both resources and case studies.

 Attendees:-

  • LGA / LGPS Advisory Board

  • London CIV

  • Local Pensions Partnership

  • Border to Coast Pensions Partnership

  • Brunel Pensions Partnership

  • Access Pool

  • LGPS Central

  • GMPF

  • Russell Investments

  • JP Morgan Asset Management

  • Apax Partners 

FOREIGN EXCHANGE OVERVIEW

Pension Fund Service (PFS) would like to share our findings with a select group of Government departments.

Attendees:-

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

  • The Cabinet Office

  • HM Treasury

  • Local Government Association

  • Hymans Robertson

  • Russell Investments

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT CIV’S

Pension Fund Service (PFS) would like to share our findings with a select group of Government departments on Common Investment Vehicles and in particular Alternative Investments following the DCLG’s consultation entitled Opportunities for collaboration, cost savings and efficiencies. The aim is to assist and reduce the costs that Local Authority Pension Schemes pay in Alternative Investments especially the double layer of fees involved in fund of funds investments.

Attendees:-

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

  • The Cabinet Office

  • HM Treasury

  • Local Government Association

  • London Councils

  • Albourne Partners

 

PASSIVE INVESTMENT OVERVIEW

Pension Fund Service (PFS) would like to share our findings with a select group of Government departments on Passive Investments following the DCLG’s consultation entitled Opportunities for collaboration, cost savings and efficiencies. The aim is to reduce the costs that Local Authority Pension Schemes pay currently in Active listed Investments.

 Attendees:-

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

  • The Cabinet Office

  • London CIV

  • HM Treasury

  • Local Government Association

  • London Councils

  • Vanguard Asset Management

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