Due to Covid-19 the Seminar is postponed to a later date in 2020.

The potential impact of new Government regulations and policies on LGPS investment processes may have a far-reaching effect on the officers and committee members at local government pension funds and pools.

As the LGPS evolves it is more important than ever to ensure, and be capable of demonstrating, that responsible investment decision-making and reporting processes are robust. So, how can the industry ensure that investment committees have taken due care of those requirements when setting out their investment strategies?

On the 15th of January, the first Local Authority Responsible Investment Seminar gathered together more than 120 representatives from every aspect of the LGPS to look at the impact of the proposed new regulations on LGPS investment committees. This event was the first step in a drive to formulate a process for the LGPS to investigate the possibility of a standard framework for responsible investment. On the 8th of July, the follow up Local Authority Responsible Investment Seminar will track progress in the sector’s response to an increasing awareness of investment committees’ responsibilities to their pension funds and to society in general.

Topics to cover include:

  • Working within the terms of the investment strategy statement, developing consultant relations in order to achieve your RI goals.
  • What does a pension fund have the freedom to do and what do the regulations allow?
  • Does responsible investment sacrifice returns? Can you invest passively while investing responsibly?
  • Should there be a Responsible Investment Standard? If so, what form should it take?

The event is free to attend for officers and investment and governance committee chairs at LGPS pension funds and pools. For more information or to request a place, please call Rosie Mathers on 020 3904 0052 or email rmathers@dgpublishing.com