Investment Sub-Committee - Wednesday 22nd June 2022 2.00 pm

Venue: The Court Room, The Guildhall, Northampton, NN1 1DE

Contact: Maisie McInnes, Democratic Services 

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Declarations of Interest

Members are asked to declare any interest and the nature of that interest that they may have in any of the items under consideration at this meeting.


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 30 KB

To confirm the minutes of the previous meeting held on 22 February 2022.


Chair's Announcements

To receive communications from the Chair.


Quarterly Performance Report for the Period Ending 31 March 2022 pdf icon PDF 771 KB

The Investment Sub-Committee to receive a quarterly performance update from Mercer for the period ending 31 March 2022.


Exclusion of Press and Public

The following report(s) contain exempt information as defined in the following paragraph(s) of Part 1, Schedule 12A of Local Government Act 1972.




Paragraph 1 – Information relating to any individual.


Paragraph 2 – Information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual.


Paragraph 3 – Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).


Paragraph 4 – Information relating to any consultations or negotiations, or contemplated consultations or negotiations, in connection with any labour relations matter arising between the authority or a Minister of the Crown and employees of, or office holders under, the authority.


Paragraph 5 – Information in respect of which a claim to legal professional privilege could be maintained in legal proceedings.


Paragraph 6 – Information which reveals that the authority proposes;

a)    To give under any enactment a notice under or by virtue of which requirements are imposed on a person; or

b)    To make an order or direction under any enactment


Paragraph 7 – Information relating to any action taken or to be taken in connection with the prevention, investigation or prosecution of crime.


Members are reminded that whilst the following item(s) have been marked as exempt, it is for the meeting to decide whether or not to consider each of them in private or in public. In making the decision, members should balance the interests of individuals or the Council itself in having access to the information. In considering their discretion members should also be mindful of the advice of Council Officers.


Should Members decide not to make a decision in public, they are recommended to resolve as follows:


“That under Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972, the public and press be excluded from the meeting for the following item(s) of business on the grounds that, if the public and press were present, it would be likely that exempt information falling under the provisions of Schedule 12A, Part I, Paragraph(s) XXXXX would be disclosed to them, and that in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.”


Private Minutes of the Investment Sub-Committee

To confirm the private minutes of the previous meeting held on 22 February 2022.



Review of the Action Log

The Investment Sub-Committee to review the action log.


Manager Presentation - Liontrust (Formerly Majedie)

A presentation to be given to the Investment Sub-Committee by Investment Manager Liontrust (Formerly Majedie).


Responsible Investment - Climate Aware Passive Equity Investing

A presentation to be given on Climate Aware Passive Equity Investing by Mercer, the Fund’s investment consultants.


Private Equity Update

To update the Investment Sub Committee on progress with the Fund’s programme of Private Equity commitments and note the Private Equity Funds to which the Fund will subscribe in 2022.



Asset Pooling Update

To update the Investment Sub Committee on progress with the ACCESS asset pooling project.



Any Other Business