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Northern Ireland Local Government Officers' Superannuation Committee

PRI reporting framework 2018

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Investment policy

SG 01. RI policy and coverage

New selection options have been added to this indicator. Please review your prefilled responses carefully.

01.1. Indicate if you have an investment policy that covers your responsible investment approach.

01.2. Indicate the components/types and coverage of your policy.

Select all that apply

Policy components/types

Coverage by AUM

01.3. Indicate if the investment policy covers any of the following

01.4. Describe your organisation’s investment principles and overall investment strategy, and how they consider ESG factors and real economy impact.

NILGOSC's Statement of investment principles is available on the NILGOSC website at: http://www.nilgosc.org.uk/DataEditorUploads/Pension%20Fund/SIP%20April%202017.pdf

The Committee delegates the selection of investments held to its fund managers and does not impose any investment restrictions in regard of social, ethical and environmental issues. NILGOSC does not make any investments specifically for social, ethical and environmental reasons.

The Committee has instructed its active fund managers to take account of ESG considerations provided the primary financial obligation is not compromised.

01.5. Provide a brief description of the key elements, any variations or exceptions to your investment policy that covers your responsible investment approach. [Optional]

The Committee's overriding obligation is to act in the best interests of the Scheme beneficiaries. In this fiduciary role NILGOSC believes that environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues can affect the performance of investments. Accordingly, NILGOSC believes that these factors should be taken into account when managing the Scheme's assets, subject to the overriding fiduciary duty to maximise the financial return on investments.


SG 02. Publicly available RI policy or guidance documents

New selection options have been added to this indicator. Please review your prefilled responses carefully.

02.1. Indicate which of your investment policy documents (if any) are publicly available. Provide a URL and an attachment of the document.

URL/Attachment

02.2. Indicate if any of your investment policy components are publicly available. Provide URL and an attachment of the document.

URL/Attachment

02.3. Indicate if your organisation’s investment principles, and overall investment strategy is publicly available

02.4. Additional information [Optional].

NILGOSC was a member of the Local Authority Pension Fund Forum (LAPFF) during the reporting year. LAPFF's ESG Policy Guide is available at - http://www.lapfforum.org/wp-content/about-us/2016_LAPFF_Policies_Full_Version.pdf


SG 03. Conflicts of interest

03.1. Indicate if your organisation has a policy on managing potential conflicts of interest in the investment process.

03.2. Describe your policy on managing potential conflicts of interest in the investment process.

NILGOSC requires its fund managers to have and maintain an effective conflict of interest policy which addresses real or potential conflicts of interest. The processes for identifying, managing and recording conflicts of interest are incorporated into the Investment Management Agreement for each manager. In addition, NILGOSC’s equities fund managers have policies on managing conflicts of interest which are set out in each manager’s Statement of Adherence to the UK Stewardship Code.

In respect of conflicts of interest within NILGOSC, Committee members adhere to a code of conduct which includes express provisions on the disclosure and handling of actual and potential conflicts of interest. In addition, in order to achieve the maximum degree of openness and impartiality, NILGOSC maintains a Register of Members and Officer’s Interests. The Register is available for inspection by appointment at the Committee’s offices and is published on the NILGOSC website in compliance with Freedom of Information legislation. Members and senior officers are required to register their interests on appointment and, thereafter, at the beginning of each financial year. The Committee Code of Conduct can be found on NILGOSC’s website at http://www.nilgosc.org.uk/DataEditorUploads/FOI/Code%20of%20Conduct%20April%202015.pdf

03.3. Additional information. [Optional]


SG 04. Identifying incidents occurring within portfolios (Private)


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