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 Declarations

Meeting:  Thursday 29 November 2018 7.30 pm - Council

16. MOTIONS

  • Councillor Richard Almond - Non Pecuniary - Councillor Richard Almond declared a non-pecuniary interest in Item 16 (3) – Motion on Education Funding in that he was a governor at St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School.

Meeting:  Thursday 28 February 2019 7.30 pm - Council

2. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

  • Councillor Richard Almond - Non Pecuniary - Councillor Richard Almond declared a non pecuniary interest as Chairman of the Parish Church which would be affected as part of the regeneration schemes.

Meeting:  Tuesday 12 March 2019 6.30 pm - Pension Fund Committee

2. Declarations of Interest

  • Councillor Richard Almond - - Councillor Richard Almond, who was not a member of the Committee, declared an interest in that he had investments in Standard Life and Aviva. He would remain in the room to listen to the discussion and decision-making.

Meeting:  Tuesday 12 March 2019 6.30 pm - Pension Fund Committee

15. Any Other Urgent Business

  • Councillor Richard Almond - - Councillor Richard Almond, who was not a member of the Committee, declared an interest in that he had investments in Standard Life and Aviva. He would remain in the room to listen to the discussion and decision-making.

Meeting:  Tuesday 12 March 2019 6.30 pm - Pension Fund Committee

8. Pension Fund Committee - Update on Regular Items

  • Councillor Richard Almond - - Councillor Norman Stevenson, a member of the Committee, declared a non-pecuniary interest in that he was a Director of Cathedral Independent Financial Planning Ltd., and that he had clients who were past and present members of the Harrow Pension Scheme. His wife was a member of Harrow Council’s Pension Scheme. He would remain in the room whilst the matters were considered and voted upon. Councillor Richard Almond, who was not a member of the Committee, declared an interest in that he had investments in Standard Life and Aviva. He would remain in the room to listen to the discussion and decision-making. Howard Bluston, non-voting co-optee, declared non-pecuniary interests in that he had previously worked with Aon and that he knew a number of Fund Managers, including BlackRock. He added that he had clients who had invested in GARS (Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund). He would remain in the room whilst all matters were considered and make contributions. Colin Cartwright, Aon, declared that his wife had a small investment in GARS (Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund). He would remain in the room whilst matters were considered and advise the Committee. Colin Robertson, Independent Adviser, declared that he and his mother had personal investments in GARS (Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund). He would remain in the room whilst matters were considered and make contributions.
  • Councillor Richard Almond - - Councillor Richard Almond, who was not a member of the Committee, declared an interest in that he had investments in Standard Life and Aviva. He would remain in the room to listen to the discussion and decision-making.

Meeting:  Tuesday 12 March 2019 6.30 pm - Pension Fund Committee

9. Information Report - Quarterly Trigger Monitoring Q4 2018

  • Councillor Richard Almond - - Councillor Norman Stevenson, a member of the Committee, declared a non-pecuniary interest in that he was a Director of Cathedral Independent Financial Planning Ltd., and that he had clients who were past and present members of the Harrow Pension Scheme. His wife was a member of Harrow Council’s Pension Scheme. He would remain in the room whilst the matters were considered and voted upon. Councillor Richard Almond, who was not a member of the Committee, declared an interest in that he had investments in Standard Life and Aviva. He would remain in the room to listen to the discussion and decision-making. Howard Bluston, non-voting co-optee, declared non-pecuniary interests in that he had previously worked with Aon and that he knew a number of Fund Managers, including BlackRock. He added that he had clients who had invested in GARS (Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund). He would remain in the room whilst all matters were considered and make contributions. Colin Cartwright, Aon, declared that his wife had a small investment in GARS (Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund). He would remain in the room whilst matters were considered and advise the Committee. Colin Robertson, Independent Adviser, declared that he and his mother had personal investments in GARS (Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund). He would remain in the room whilst matters were considered and make contributions.
  • Councillor Richard Almond - - Councillor Richard Almond, who was not a member of the Committee, declared an interest in that he had investments in Standard Life and Aviva. He would remain in the room to listen to the discussion and decision-making.

Meeting:  Tuesday 12 March 2019 6.30 pm - Pension Fund Committee

10. Information Report: Performance Measurement Services

  • Councillor Richard Almond - - Councillor Norman Stevenson, a member of the Committee, declared a non-pecuniary interest in that he was a Director of Cathedral Independent Financial Planning Ltd., and that he had clients who were past and present members of the Harrow Pension Scheme. His wife was a member of Harrow Council’s Pension Scheme. He would remain in the room whilst the matters were considered and voted upon. Councillor Richard Almond, who was not a member of the Committee, declared an interest in that he had investments in Standard Life and Aviva. He would remain in the room to listen to the discussion and decision-making. Howard Bluston, non-voting co-optee, declared non-pecuniary interests in that he had previously worked with Aon and that he knew a number of Fund Managers, including BlackRock. He added that he had clients who had invested in GARS (Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund). He would remain in the room whilst all matters were considered and make contributions. Colin Cartwright, Aon, declared that his wife had a small investment in GARS (Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund). He would remain in the room whilst matters were considered and advise the Committee. Colin Robertson, Independent Adviser, declared that he and his mother had personal investments in GARS (Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund). He would remain in the room whilst matters were considered and make contributions.
  • Councillor Richard Almond - - Councillor Richard Almond, who was not a member of the Committee, declared an interest in that he had investments in Standard Life and Aviva. He would remain in the room to listen to the discussion and decision-making.

Meeting:  Tuesday 12 March 2019 6.30 pm - Pension Fund Committee

21. Local Government Scheme Pension Scheme Amendment Regulations

  • Councillor Richard Almond - - Councillor Norman Stevenson, a member of the Committee, declared a non-pecuniary interest in that he was a Director of Cathedral Independent Financial Planning Ltd., and that he had clients who were past and present members of the Harrow Pension Scheme. His wife was a member of Harrow Council’s Pension Scheme. He would remain in the room whilst the matters were considered and voted upon. Councillor Richard Almond, who was not a member of the Committee, declared an interest in that he had investments in Standard Life and Aviva. He would remain in the room to listen to the discussion and decision-making. Howard Bluston, non-voting co-optee, declared non-pecuniary interests in that he had previously worked with Aon and that he knew a number of Fund Managers, including BlackRock. He added that he had clients who had invested in GARS (Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund). He would remain in the room whilst all matters were considered and make contributions. Colin Cartwright, Aon, declared that his wife had a small investment in GARS (Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund). He would remain in the room whilst matters were considered and advise the Committee. Colin Robertson, Independent Adviser, declared that he and his mother had personal investments in GARS (Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund). He would remain in the room whilst matters were considered and make contributions.
  • Councillor Richard Almond - - Councillor Richard Almond, who was not a member of the Committee, declared an interest in that he had investments in Standard Life and Aviva. He would remain in the room to listen to the discussion and decision-making.

Meeting:  Tuesday 12 March 2019 6.30 pm - Pension Fund Committee

11. Information Report: External Audit Plans 2018/19

  • Councillor Richard Almond - - Councillor Norman Stevenson, a member of the Committee, declared a non-pecuniary interest in that he was a Director of Cathedral Independent Financial Planning Ltd., and that he had clients who were past and present members of the Harrow Pension Scheme. His wife was a member of Harrow Council’s Pension Scheme. He would remain in the room whilst the matters were considered and voted upon. Councillor Richard Almond, who was not a member of the Committee, declared an interest in that he had investments in Standard Life and Aviva. He would remain in the room to listen to the discussion and decision-making. Howard Bluston, non-voting co-optee, declared non-pecuniary interests in that he had previously worked with Aon and that he knew a number of Fund Managers, including BlackRock. He added that he had clients who had invested in GARS (Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund). He would remain in the room whilst all matters were considered and make contributions. Colin Cartwright, Aon, declared that his wife had a small investment in GARS (Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund). He would remain in the room whilst matters were considered and advise the Committee. Colin Robertson, Independent Adviser, declared that he and his mother had personal investments in GARS (Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund). He would remain in the room whilst matters were considered and make contributions.
  • Councillor Richard Almond - - Councillor Richard Almond, who was not a member of the Committee, declared an interest in that he had investments in Standard Life and Aviva. He would remain in the room to listen to the discussion and decision-making.

Meeting:  Tuesday 12 March 2019 6.30 pm - Pension Fund Committee

13. Information Report - Annual Review of Internal Controls at Investment Managers

  • Councillor Richard Almond - - Councillor Norman Stevenson, a member of the Committee, declared a non-pecuniary interest in that he was a Director of Cathedral Independent Financial Planning Ltd., and that he had clients who were past and present members of the Harrow Pension Scheme. His wife was a member of Harrow Council’s Pension Scheme. He would remain in the room whilst the matters were considered and voted upon. Councillor Richard Almond, who was not a member of the Committee, declared an interest in that he had investments in Standard Life and Aviva. He would remain in the room to listen to the discussion and decision-making. Howard Bluston, non-voting co-optee, declared non-pecuniary interests in that he had previously worked with Aon and that he knew a number of Fund Managers, including BlackRock. He added that he had clients who had invested in GARS (Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund). He would remain in the room whilst all matters were considered and make contributions. Colin Cartwright, Aon, declared that his wife had a small investment in GARS (Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund). He would remain in the room whilst matters were considered and advise the Committee. Colin Robertson, Independent Adviser, declared that he and his mother had personal investments in GARS (Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund). He would remain in the room whilst matters were considered and make contributions.
  • Councillor Richard Almond - - Councillor Richard Almond, who was not a member of the Committee, declared an interest in that he had investments in Standard Life and Aviva. He would remain in the room to listen to the discussion and decision-making.

Meeting:  Tuesday 12 March 2019 6.30 pm - Pension Fund Committee

19. London CIV Asset Pooling; Investment Strategy Manager Review

  • Councillor Richard Almond - - Councillor Norman Stevenson, a member of the Committee, declared a non-pecuniary interest in that he was a Director of Cathedral Independent Financial Planning Ltd., and that he had clients who were past and present members of the Harrow Pension Scheme. His wife was a member of Harrow Council’s Pension Scheme. He would remain in the room whilst the matters were considered and voted upon. Councillor Richard Almond, who was not a member of the Committee, declared an interest in that he had investments in Standard Life and Aviva. He would remain in the room to listen to the discussion and decision-making. Howard Bluston, non-voting co-optee, declared non-pecuniary interests in that he had previously worked with Aon and that he knew a number of Fund Managers, including BlackRock. He added that he had clients who had invested in GARS (Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund). He would remain in the room whilst all matters were considered and make contributions. Colin Cartwright, Aon, declared that his wife had a small investment in GARS (Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund). He would remain in the room whilst matters were considered and advise the Committee. Colin Robertson, Independent Adviser, declared that he and his mother had personal investments in GARS (Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund). He would remain in the room whilst matters were considered and make contributions.
  • Councillor Richard Almond - - Councillor Richard Almond, who was not a member of the Committee, declared an interest in that he had investments in Standard Life and Aviva. He would remain in the room to listen to the discussion and decision-making.

Meeting:  Tuesday 12 March 2019 6.30 pm - Pension Fund Committee

20. Information Report - Investment Manager Performance Monitoring for period ending 31 December 2018

  • Councillor Richard Almond - - Councillor Norman Stevenson, a member of the Committee, declared a non-pecuniary interest in that he was a Director of Cathedral Independent Financial Planning Ltd., and that he had clients who were past and present members of the Harrow Pension Scheme. His wife was a member of Harrow Council’s Pension Scheme. He would remain in the room whilst the matters were considered and voted upon. Councillor Richard Almond, who was not a member of the Committee, declared an interest in that he had investments in Standard Life and Aviva. He would remain in the room to listen to the discussion and decision-making. Howard Bluston, non-voting co-optee, declared non-pecuniary interests in that he had previously worked with Aon and that he knew a number of Fund Managers, including BlackRock. He added that he had clients who had invested in GARS (Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund). He would remain in the room whilst all matters were considered and make contributions. Colin Cartwright, Aon, declared that his wife had a small investment in GARS (Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund). He would remain in the room whilst matters were considered and advise the Committee. Colin Robertson, Independent Adviser, declared that he and his mother had personal investments in GARS (Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund). He would remain in the room whilst matters were considered and make contributions.
  • Councillor Richard Almond - - Councillor Richard Almond, who was not a member of the Committee, declared an interest in that he had investments in Standard Life and Aviva. He would remain in the room to listen to the discussion and decision-making.

Meeting:  Tuesday 12 March 2019 6.30 pm - Pension Fund Committee

22. Independent Advisor Appointments

  • Councillor Richard Almond - - Councillor Norman Stevenson, a member of the Committee, declared a non-pecuniary interest in that he was a Director of Cathedral Independent Financial Planning Ltd., and that he had clients who were past and present members of the Harrow Pension Scheme. His wife was a member of Harrow Council’s Pension Scheme. He would remain in the room whilst the matters were considered and voted upon. Councillor Richard Almond, who was not a member of the Committee, declared an interest in that he had investments in Standard Life and Aviva. He would remain in the room to listen to the discussion and decision-making. Howard Bluston, non-voting co-optee, declared non-pecuniary interests in that he had previously worked with Aon and that he knew a number of Fund Managers, including BlackRock. He added that he had clients who had invested in GARS (Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund). He would remain in the room whilst all matters were considered and make contributions. Colin Cartwright, Aon, declared that his wife had a small investment in GARS (Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund). He would remain in the room whilst matters were considered and advise the Committee. Colin Robertson, Independent Adviser, declared that he and his mother had personal investments in GARS (Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund). He would remain in the room whilst matters were considered and make contributions.
  • Councillor Richard Almond - - Councillor Richard Almond, who was not a member of the Committee, declared an interest in that he had investments in Standard Life and Aviva. He would remain in the room to listen to the discussion and decision-making.

Meeting:  Tuesday 12 March 2019 6.30 pm - Pension Fund Committee

12. Statutory Guidance on Asset Pooling

  • Councillor Richard Almond - - Councillor Norman Stevenson, a member of the Committee, declared a non-pecuniary interest in that he was a Director of Cathedral Independent Financial Planning Ltd., and that he had clients who were past and present members of the Harrow Pension Scheme. His wife was a member of Harrow Council’s Pension Scheme. He would remain in the room whilst the matters were considered and voted upon. Councillor Richard Almond, who was not a member of the Committee, declared an interest in that he had investments in Standard Life and Aviva. He would remain in the room to listen to the discussion and decision-making. Howard Bluston, non-voting co-optee, declared non-pecuniary interests in that he had previously worked with Aon and that he knew a number of Fund Managers, including BlackRock. He added that he had clients who had invested in GARS (Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund). He would remain in the room whilst all matters were considered and make contributions. Colin Cartwright, Aon, declared that his wife had a small investment in GARS (Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund). He would remain in the room whilst matters were considered and advise the Committee. Colin Robertson, Independent Adviser, declared that he and his mother had personal investments in GARS (Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund). He would remain in the room whilst matters were considered and make contributions.
  • Councillor Richard Almond - - Councillor Richard Almond, who was not a member of the Committee, declared an interest in that he had investments in Standard Life and Aviva. He would remain in the room to listen to the discussion and decision-making.

Meeting:  Tuesday 12 March 2019 6.30 pm - Pension Fund Committee

17. Information Report - Annual Review of Internal Controls at Investment Managers

  • Councillor Richard Almond - - Councillor Norman Stevenson, a member of the Committee, declared a non-pecuniary interest in that he was a Director of Cathedral Independent Financial Planning Ltd., and that he had clients who were past and present members of the Harrow Pension Scheme. His wife was a member of Harrow Council’s Pension Scheme. He would remain in the room whilst the matters were considered and voted upon. Councillor Richard Almond, who was not a member of the Committee, declared an interest in that he had investments in Standard Life and Aviva. He would remain in the room to listen to the discussion and decision-making. Howard Bluston, non-voting co-optee, declared non-pecuniary interests in that he had previously worked with Aon and that he knew a number of Fund Managers, including BlackRock. He added that he had clients who had invested in GARS (Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund). He would remain in the room whilst all matters were considered and make contributions. Colin Cartwright, Aon, declared that his wife had a small investment in GARS (Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund). He would remain in the room whilst matters were considered and advise the Committee. Colin Robertson, Independent Adviser, declared that he and his mother had personal investments in GARS (Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund). He would remain in the room whilst matters were considered and make contributions.
  • Councillor Richard Almond - - Councillor Richard Almond, who was not a member of the Committee, declared an interest in that he had investments in Standard Life and Aviva. He would remain in the room to listen to the discussion and decision-making.

Meeting:  Tuesday 12 March 2019 6.30 pm - Pension Fund Committee

14. Information Report - Investment Consultancy Services Procurement

  • Councillor Richard Almond - - Councillor Norman Stevenson, a member of the Committee, declared a non-pecuniary interest in that he was a Director of Cathedral Independent Financial Planning Ltd., and that he had clients who were past and present members of the Harrow Pension Scheme. His wife was a member of Harrow Council’s Pension Scheme. He would remain in the room whilst the matters were considered and voted upon. Councillor Richard Almond, who was not a member of the Committee, declared an interest in that he had investments in Standard Life and Aviva. He would remain in the room to listen to the discussion and decision-making. Howard Bluston, non-voting co-optee, declared non-pecuniary interests in that he had previously worked with Aon and that he knew a number of Fund Managers, including BlackRock. He added that he had clients who had invested in GARS (Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund). He would remain in the room whilst all matters were considered and make contributions. Colin Cartwright, Aon, declared that his wife had a small investment in GARS (Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund). He would remain in the room whilst matters were considered and advise the Committee. Colin Robertson, Independent Adviser, declared that he and his mother had personal investments in GARS (Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund). He would remain in the room whilst matters were considered and make contributions.
  • Councillor Richard Almond - - Councillor Richard Almond, who was not a member of the Committee, declared an interest in that he had investments in Standard Life and Aviva. He would remain in the room to listen to the discussion and decision-making.

Meeting:  Tuesday 12 March 2019 6.30 pm - Pension Fund Committee

18. Information Report - Investment Consultancy Services Procurement

  • Councillor Richard Almond - - Councillor Norman Stevenson, a member of the Committee, declared a non-pecuniary interest in that he was a Director of Cathedral Independent Financial Planning Ltd., and that he had clients who were past and present members of the Harrow Pension Scheme. His wife was a member of Harrow Council’s Pension Scheme. He would remain in the room whilst the matters were considered and voted upon. Councillor Richard Almond, who was not a member of the Committee, declared an interest in that he had investments in Standard Life and Aviva. He would remain in the room to listen to the discussion and decision-making. Howard Bluston, non-voting co-optee, declared non-pecuniary interests in that he had previously worked with Aon and that he knew a number of Fund Managers, including BlackRock. He added that he had clients who had invested in GARS (Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund). He would remain in the room whilst all matters were considered and make contributions. Colin Cartwright, Aon, declared that his wife had a small investment in GARS (Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund). He would remain in the room whilst matters were considered and advise the Committee. Colin Robertson, Independent Adviser, declared that he and his mother had personal investments in GARS (Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund). He would remain in the room whilst matters were considered and make contributions.
  • Councillor Richard Almond - - Councillor Richard Almond, who was not a member of the Committee, declared an interest in that he had investments in Standard Life and Aviva. He would remain in the room to listen to the discussion and decision-making.

Meeting:  Tuesday 12 March 2019 6.30 pm - Pension Fund Committee

22. Matter Arising from the minutes of the meeting held on 27 November 2018

  • Councillor Richard Almond - - Councillor Richard Almond, who was not a member of the Committee, declared an interest in that he had investments in Standard Life and Aviva. He would remain in the room to listen to the discussion and decision-making.