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Pensions Committee and Pension Board

Purpose of committee

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Terms of Reference operational from 1 April 2020

 

PURPOSE OF COMMITTEE

To discharge all functions and responsibilities in respect of the Council’s role as administering authority for the North East Scotland Pension Funds (NESPF).   This includes managing the investment of the NESPF in accordance with the Local Government Pension Scheme (Management and Investment of Funds) (Scotland) Regulations 2010 and other relevant legislation. 

 

The Committee will work alongside the Fund’s Local Pension Board to consider any pension compliance matters raised.  

 

Where reference is made to ‘the Fund’, this refers to the Main Fund (the North East Scotland Pension Fund) and the Transport Fund (the Aberdeen City Council Transport Fund).

 

REMIT OF COMMITTEE

 

1.         Finance and Risk Management

 

The Committee will:

 

1.1       approve the Funding Strategy Statement, produced in light of the Fund’s assets and liabilities, and appoint or remove Fund Managers or new financial vehicles in furtherance of the strategy;

1.2       approve the budget and expenditure in connection with the administration of the Fund;

1.3       ensure that an effective system of internal financial control is maintained through scrutinising financial information presented to Committee; 

1.4       ensure effective risk management of the Fund through monitoring of adherence to the Fund Risk Management Policy and regular scrutiny of the Fund risk register; and 

1.5       determine applications for Admitted Body Status.

 

2.         Internal and External Audit 

 

The Committee will:

 

 

2.1       approve the annual audit plans in relation to the Fund; and

2.2       consider all reports prepared by the Council’s Internal and External Auditors in relation to the Fund. 

 

3.         Annual Report and Accounts

 

The Committee will:

3.1       approve the Annual Report and Accounts, including the Annual Governance Statement.

 

4.         Legal Obligations

 

The Committee will ensure:

 

4.1       compliance with the Local Government Pension Scheme (Scotland) Regulations as amended and with all other legislation governing the administration of the Fund; and

4.2       adherence to the principles set out in the Pension Regulator’s Code of Practice.

 

5.         Scrutiny

 

The Committee will:

 

5.1       monitor and approve the administration of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) in accordance with the LGPS (Scotland) Regulations 2018 and other relevant legislation; and

5.2       scrutinise the performance of Fund Managers, including in relation to environmental, social and governance (ESG) and voting matters, through regular performance reports to Committee.

 

Executive Lead: Chief Officer – Finance

 

Membership

Contact information

Support officer: Stephanie Dunsmuir, email  sdunsmuir@aberdeencity.gov.uk.