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Boston Retirement System meeting

The Boston Retirement System will be holding a meeting on April 28 at 10 a.m.

In light of Governor Baker’s “Order Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting Law, G.L. c. 30A, §20,” dated March 12, 2020, the Boston Retirement Board intends to conduct a remote meeting. Members of the public who wish access to the deliberations may join from a computer, tablet or smartphone through our online meeting link, or dial in: 1-872-240-3412; Access Code: 813-924-461.

Discussion Topics

  1. Convene Meeting (Introduction of Members and Guests)
  2. Review and Acceptance of Past Administrative Session Minutes
  3. Outstanding/Ongoing Administrative Issues: Timothy J Smyth, Executive Officer
    • Administrative Update
      • Vitech upgrade – discussion only
      • COLA & COLA base – discussion only
  4. Outstanding/Ongoing Investment Issues: John F. Kelly, Investment Analyst
    • Investment Update
    • Real Estate search – discussion and vote
      • Mesirow
      • TerraCap
    • Private Debt search – discussion and vote
      • EnTrust
      • WesternTech Investments
    • Emerging Markets Equity Growth Search – discussion and vote
    • March 2021 Flash Reportdiscussion only
    • Core Fixed Income Search – discussion only
    • Work Plandiscussion only
  5. Outstanding/Ongoing Financial Issues: Ellen M. McCarthy, Comptroller
    • Financial Update
      • PERAC Annual Statement – discussion and vote
      • March 2021 Financial Snapshot – discussion only
      • Change of Investment Return Assumption for School Teachers – discussion only
  6. Outstanding/Ongoing Operations Issues: Christine M. Weir, Operations Officer
    • Operations Update
      • March 2021 payroll update - discussion only
  7. Outstanding/Ongoing Legal Issues:  Padraic P. Lydon, General Counsel
    • PERAC Memos offered for educational purposes only:
      • PERAC Memo 13-2021 re 2020 Annual Statement of Earned Income Filing 91A
      • PERAC Memo 14-2021 re Mandatory Retirement Board Member Training - 2nd Quarter 2021
      • PERAC Memo 15-2021 re Implementation of Paid Family Medical Leave
  8. Executive Session

    The Board shall enter into Executive Session in order to discuss the physical condition or mental health of an individual.  Specifically, the Board shall consider applications for accidental disability retirement benefits, ordinary disability retirement benefits and/or petitions for accidental death benefits.  The Board shall re-convene in Administrative Session in order to consider any remaining agenda items and then adjourn.

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