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Boston Retirement System meeting

The Boston Retirement System will be holding a meeting on July 16 at 9 a.m.

Members of the public who wish access to the meeting remotely may join from a computer, tablet or smartphone:

Join the online meeting

  • Attendees may also dial in using +1-312-757-3121
  • Access Code: 756-449-069.

Discussion Topics

  1. Agenda
  2. Meeting Convenes - Introduction of Members & Guests
  3. Review and Acceptance of Past Administrative Session Minutes
  4. Outstanding/Ongoing Administrative Issues: Timothy J. Smyth, Executive Officer
    • Administrative Update
      • Electronic Payment of Retirement Benefits – discussion only
      • COLA base update - discussion only
      • Vitech upgrade – discussion only
  5. Outstanding/Ongoing Investment Issues: John F. Kelly, Investment Analyst
    • Investment Update
      • TA Realty cybersecurity breachdiscussion only
      • 2020 PERAC Investment Reportdiscussion only
      • Emerging Markets Equity Search – discussion and vote
        • ABS Investment Management
      • Fixed Income Searchdiscussion and vote
      • Option to Exercise Extension of NEPC Contract – discussion and vote
      • June 2021 Flash Reportdiscussion only
      • Work Plandiscussion only
  6. Outstanding/Ongoing Financial Issues: Ellen M. McCarthy, Comptroller
    • Financial Update
      • GASB No. 67 and 68 Accounting Valuation Report as of 12/31/2020discussion and vote
      • May & June 2021 Financial Snapshot – discussion only
  7. Outstanding/Ongoing Operations Issues: Christine M. Weir, Operations Officer
    • Operations Update
      • June 2021 payroll update - discussion only
  8. Outstanding/Ongoing Legal Issues: Padraic P. Lydon, General Counsel
    • PERAC memoranda offered for educational purposes only:
      • PERAC Memo 16-2021 re Coronavirus Reopening Memo
      • PERAC Memo 17-2021 re Follow Up Certain Coronavirus Emergency Measures Extended
      • PERAC Memo 18-2021 re Updated Member and Beneficiary Application for Distribution of Accumulated Total Deduction Forms
      • PERAC Memo 19-2021 re Mandatory Retirement Board Member Training
      • PERAC Memo 20-2021 re Tobacco Company List

    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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