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Pension fund

From December 2020 all updates will be published on the pension fund's website which can be accessed as follows: https://southwarkpensions.co.uk/

Southwark Council's pension fund had net assets of £1.58 billion as of 31 March 2020.

The pension fund annual report 2019 to 2020 provides information on how the fund is administered and invested to provide benefits for retired members and information on the fund's governance arrangements.

The investment strategy for the fund is outlined in the Southwark pension fund investment strategy statement (pdf, 253kb).

This document also sets out the fund approach to taking account of environmental, social and governance considerations in the investment of fund assets. 

The financial position of the fund is reviewed in the pension fund actuarial valuation as at 31 March 2019:

See the academies briefing note (pdf, 41kb) which has been prepared for new scheduled bodies entering the Southwark pension fund.

The Pension Advisory Panel (PAP) offers advice to the chief finance officer. The role and functions of PAP are detailed in council’s constitution.

You can read Southwark's Breaches of the Law Policy (pdf, 88kb).

Agendas are published immediately following each quarterly meeting. Minutes are published following approval at the next quarterly meeting. You can browse the minutes and agendas for PAP meetings here:

The Local Pension Board (LPB) has an oversight role in assisting the council as the administering authority to secure compliance with the LGPS legislation and other relevant regulations and to ensure the efficient and effective governance of the pension scheme.

For further information on pension fund investments, email caroline.watson@southwark.gov.uk.

Page last updated: 15 December 2020

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