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MPF BUDGET 2021 - 2022

Meeting: 31/03/2021 - Local Pension Board (Item 43)

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Donna Smith, Head of Finance & Risk, presented a report that had been presented to the Pensions Committee and had requested that Members approve the budget for the financial year 2021/22.


The budget for 2021/22 was attached as appendix 1 to the report.

The headline figures were that, during the financial year 2021/22, it was estimated that MPF would pay £368m in pensions and receive £172m in contributions from employers and employees. The Fund had a value of £9.8bn at 31 December 2020. The proposed administration costs of £25.5m including £17.4m of investment management charges to external managers represented a cost of £182.44 per member of the scheme or 0.26% of assets under management. Taken separately the external investment management costs were approximately £124.01 per member or 0.18% of assets under management.


The budget for 2021/22 was higher at £25.5m than £23.0 in 2020/21 primarily due to higher investment management fees, principally, as a consequence of outperformance by external investment managers during the pandemic induced market volatility.


Members were informed that the Fund was undertaking a number of initiatives to increase efficiencies and deliver savings, particularly from investments, over the medium term.


The Head of Finance & Risk responded to members questions and it was;


Resolved – That the report be noted.