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Boston Retirement Board meeting

The Retirement Board will hold a meeting on May 20 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: 311-327-901).

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

    • COLA and COLA base update – discussion only
    • Pension software search – discussion and vote
      • PTG
      • Vitech
  4. Outstanding/Ongoing Investment Issues: John F. Kelly, Investment Analyst

    Investment Update

    • NEPC
      • Distressed Debt search – discussion and vote
      • International Equity search – discussion and vote
      • Niche Lending Search – discussion only
      • Follow-up on Segall Bryant Hamill – discussion only
      • Q1 2020 Capital Market Assumptions – discussion only
      • Q1 2020 Performance Summary– discussion only
      • April 2020 Flash Report– discussion only
      • Work Plan – discussion only
  5. Outstanding/Ongoing Financial Issues: Ellen M. McCarthy, Comptroller

    Financial Update

    • April 2020 Financial Monthly Snapshot – discussion only
    • March 2020 Financial Statement – discussion only
  6. Outstanding/Ongoing Operations Issues: Christine M. Weir, Operations Officer
    • Operations Update
    • March 2020 payroll update – discussion only
  7. Outstanding/Ongoing Legal Issues: Padraic P. Lydon, General Counsel

    Legal Update

    • PERAC Pension News & Memos for educational purposes only:
    • PERAC Memo 21-2020 re Post Retirement Restrictions During the State of Emergency; and,
    • PERAC Memo 22-2020 re Delayed FY21 Appropriations.
  8. Adjourn

    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.