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Boston Retirement Board meeting

The Retirement Board will hold a meeting on April 15 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 do so by calling telephone numbered +1-646-749-3112 (Access Code: 756-410-637).

Discussion Topics

  1. Convene Meeting (Introduction of Members and Guests)
  2. Outstanding/Ongoing Administrative Issues: Timothy J Smyth, Executive Officer
    • Administrative Update
      • Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) & pensionability – discussion only
      • COLA base update – discussion only
  3. Outstanding/Ongoing Investment Issues: John F. Kelly, Investment Analyst
    • Investment Update
      • NEPC
      • Private Debt (Distressed) Search – discussion and vote
        • Bain Capital Credit
        • Kennedy Lewis
      • Market and Performance Update – discussion only
      • Work Plan – discussion only
  4. Outstanding/Ongoing Financial Issues: Ellen M. McCarthy, Comptroller
    • Financial Update
      • March 2020 Financial Monthly Snapshot – discussion only
      • February 2020 Financial Statement – discussion only
  5. Outstanding/Ongoing Operations Issues: Christine M. Weir, Operations Officer
    • Operations Update
      • March 2020 payroll update – discussion only
  6. Outstanding/Ongoing Legal Issues: Padraic P. Lydon, General Counsel
    • Legal Update
      • PERAC Pension News & Memos for educational purposes only:
      • PERAC Memo 17-2020 re Coronavirus Impact
      • PERAC Memo 18-2020 re Mandatory Board Member Training
      • PERAC Memo 19-2020 re Tobacco Company List
      • PERAC Memo 20-2020 re Coronavirus Update
  7. Adjourn

    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. Additionally, the Board shall enter into Executive Session in order to discuss strategy with respect to litigation and/or pension forfeiture.  The Board shall re-convene in Administrative Session in order to consider any remaining agenda items and then adjourn.