AllenbridgeEpic Appointed by West Sussex County Council

AllenbridgeEpic Investment Advisers Limited (AllenbridgeEpic) is pleased to announce that West Sussex County Council has appointed it as the independent chairman of its Pension Advisory Board (the Board).

Peter Scales OBE, CPFA, a Senior Adviser with AllenbridgeEpic and a member of AllenbridgeEpic’s Investment Panel, will act as the individual chairing the Board.

In that capacity, Peter will be providing leadership and direction to the Board with the aim of enabling the Board to fulfill their responsibilities in respect of the governance of the West Sussex County Council Pension Fund in accordance with the Public Service Pension Scheme Act 2013, legislation governing the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) and the Code of Practice issued by the Pension Regulator.

His role is to work closely in partnership and assist the Scheme Manager in relation to securing compliance, ensuring any breach of duty is considered, and in assisting the Scheme Manager to ensure the effective and efficient governance and administration of the scheme.

John Arthur, Managing Director of AllenbridgeEpic said:

 ‘We are delighted that a leading Local Authority Pension Fund has appointed us to this key governance role as their independent chairman of the Board. We look forward to working closely with the Fund to help it meet its responsibilities in this new governance structure. AllenbridgeEpic’s Investment Panel structure provides a collegiate forum enabling advisers to keep fully up to speed with developments in the local authority sector.’

Peter Lewis, Executive Director Corporate Resources and Services at West Sussex said:

 ‘We are looking forward to working with Peter and AllenbridgeEpic to ensure the Pension Fund’s governance arrangements are fully compliant and that employers and scheme members are effectively represented in assisting us with the administration of the Fund.’

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