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Last updated: 12/22/2016 - 11:05am

Boston Retirement System meeting

The agenda may be revised at the discretion of the board members.
The public can offer testimony.

Discussion Topics

  1. Meeting Convenes - Introduction of Members & Guests
  2. Review/Accept Administrative Session Minutes of last board meeting
  3. Outstanding/Ongoing Administrative Issues: Timothy J. Smyth, Executive Officer
    • Administrative Update
      • COLA & COLA base – discussion only
      • ABC Project update – discussion only
  4. Outstanding/Ongoing Investment Issues: John F. Kelly, Investment Analyst
    • Investment Update
      • International Small Cap Search Analysis – discussion and vote
      • Hedge Fund Search Update – discussion only
      • June 2017 Flash Report – discussion only
      • PERAC’s 2016 Annual Report – discussion only
      • Work Plan – discussion only
  5. Outstanding/Ongoing Financial Issues: Ellen M. McCarthy, Interim Comptroller
    • Financial Update
      • June 2017 Financial Snapshot – discussion only
  6. Outstanding/Ongoing Operations Issues: Christine M. Weir, Operations Officer
    • Operations Update
  7. Outstanding/Ongoing Legal Issues: Padraic P. Lydon, General Counsel
    • Legal Update
      • Waiver Request:
        • Richard P. Jordan              BPD                            $790.19
      • The following cases have been provided for educational purposes only:
        • Essex Regional Ret. Bd. v. Justices of the Salem Div. of the District Court, 16-P-1158 (MA Appeals Court dec. 07-12-2017)
      • The following PERAC memos have been provided for educational purposes only:
        • PERAC Memo #20a-2017 re New Public Records Law
        • PERAC Memo #21-2017 re Mandatory Retirement Board Training
  8. Executive Session

    The Board enters Executive Session in order to review applications for disability retirement benefits, accidental death benefits, member survivor allowance benefits, as well as litigation strategy.  At the conclusion of the Executive Session, the Board reconvenes in Administrative Session in order to consider the rest of the agenda items, if any, and adjourn.