Dorset Council - Pension Fund Committee
Thursday, 12th September, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Committee Room 2, County Hall, Dorchester, DT1 1XJ. View directions

Contact: Liz Eaton  01305 225113 - Email:

No. Item


Election of Chairman

To elect a Chairman of the Committee for the remainder of the year 2019/20.


Appointment of Vice-Chairman

To appoint a Vice-Chairman of the Committee for the remainder of the year 2019/20.



To receive any apologies for absence.



Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest.


Terms of Reference

The Pension Fund Committee is primarily responsible for exercising all functions of Dorset Council as the administering authority of the Dorset County Pension Fund. These functions will include:


·       determining overall investment strategy and strategic asset allocation of the pension fund, taking the appropriate professional advice;

·       approval and review of the pension fund’s key investment, administration and governance documents including the Funding Strategy Statement, the Investment Strategy Statement, the Pension Administration Strategy Statement, the Communication Policy Statement, and the governance Compliance Statement;

·       appointing, monitoring and reviewing the performance of all internal and external investment managers, including the investment pooling manager;

·       reviewing all aspects of performance relating to the administration of the Pension Fund;

·       approval of all pension policies that are at the discretion of the administering authority;

·       approval of requests for admission to he Pension Fund from qualifying organisations; and

·       approval of all appointments to the Local Pension Board.


The Pension Fund Committee will consist of 9 Members comprising 5 Members appointed by Full Council (not more than 2 being also appointed to Cabinet); 3 persons nominated by the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council and 1 person nominated by the unions who have membership that includes officers.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 104 KB

To confirm and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 20 June 2019.


Public Participation

To receive questions or statements on the business of the committee from town and parish councils and members of the public.


Presentation from Brunel Pension Partnership

To receive a presentation from Brunel Pension Partnership, the Pension Fund’s Investment Pooling Manager.


Independent Adviser's Report pdf icon PDF 714 KB

To consider the report of the Independent Adviser on the investment outlook.


Fund Administrator's Report pdf icon PDF 752 KB

To consider the report of the Fund Administrator.  This includes an update on the funding position, the value and performance of investments, the cash position and other topical issues.

Additional documents:


Investment Pooling Progress Report pdf icon PDF 471 KB

To consider a report by the Fund Administrator on progress to date on the investment pooling project. 

Additional documents:


Pensions Administration pdf icon PDF 412 KB

To consider the report of the Pension Fund Administrator on pension fund administration.

Additional documents:


Pension Fund Accounts 2018-19 pdf icon PDF 437 KB

To receive the final audited Pension Fund Accounts.

Additional documents:


Pension Fund Annual Report 2018-19 pdf icon PDF 3 MB

To receive the Pension Fund Annual Report 2018-19


Dates of Future Meetings

To confirm future dates of the meetings of the Committee:


             27 November 2019     London (venue to be confirmed)

             12 March 2020             County Hall, Dorchester.


Urgent items

To consider any items of business which the Chairman has had prior notification and considers to be urgent pursuant to section 100B (4) b) of the Local Government Act 1972. The reason for the urgency shall be recorded in the minutes.