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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Henry Colthurst, Simon Duckworth, Alderman Peter Hewitt, Deputy Catherine McGuiness, Deputy Henry Pollard, Ian Seaton and Deputy Tom Sleigh.

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2.

Members' Declarations under the Code of Conduct in respect of items on the agenda

Minutes:

There were no declarations.

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3.

Order of the Court of Common Council pdf icon PDF 61 KB

To receive the Order of the Court of Common Council on 19 April 2018.

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Minutes:

The Committee received an Order of the Court of Common Council of 19 April 2018 appointing the Committee and approving its Terms of Reference.

 

The Committee noted that there had been membership changes since the Order of the Court had been made.

 

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4.

Appointment of the Boards and Frequency of Meetings pdf icon PDF 62 KB

Report of the Town Clerk

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Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report of the Town Clerk seeking Members’ approval on the composition, frequency of meetings, and co-option protocol for the Committee’s Boards.

 

The Town Clerk read a list of names who had indicated their wish to serve on the Financial Investment Board and, with 13 Members indicating their willingness for 12 to 14 places, it was: -

 

RESOLVED – That the following Members be elected to the Financial Investment Board for the year ensuing:

 

Nick Bensted-Smith

Henry Colthurst

Deputy Tom Hoffman

Alderman Robert Howard

Deputy Jamie Ingham Clark

Deputy Clare James

Tim Levene

Andrew McMurtrie

Andrien Meyers

Deputy Henry Pollard

James de Sausmarez

Ian Seaton

Deputy Philip Woodhouse

 

The Town Clerk read a list of names who had indicated their wish to serve on the Property Investment Board and, with 8 Members indicating their willingness for 12 to 14 places, it was: -

 

RESOLVED – That the following Members be elected to the Property Investment Board for the year ensuing:

 

Sir Mark Boleat

Alderman Alison Gowman

Christopher Hayward

Alderman Peter Hewitt

Deputy Alastair Moss

Dhruv Patel

Tom Sleigh

Deputy Philip Woodhouse

 

The Town Clerk read a list of names who had indicated their wish to serve on the Social Investment Board. As there were three Members willing to serve, the Committee agreed to amend the composition of the Social Investment Board, to include three Members of the Court of Common Council elected by the Investment Committee, one of whom shall have fewer than five years’ service on the Court at the time of their appointment.

 

RESOLVED – That Nick Bensted-Smith, Andrien Meyers and Ian Seaton be elected to the Social Investment Board for the year ensuing.

 

Election of Chairman and Deputy Chairman to the Financial Investment Board

The Town Clerk invited Members of the newly appointed Financial

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5.

Election of Chairman

To elect a Chairman in accordance with Standing Order 29.

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Minutes:

The Committee proceeded to elect a Chairman in accordance with Standing Order No.29. The Town Clerk read a list of Members eligible to stand and Andrew McMurtrie, being the only Member who expressed his willingness to serve, was duly elected as Chairman of the Committee for the ensuing year.

 

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6.

Election of Deputy Chairman

To elect a Deputy Chairman in accordance with Standing Order 30.

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Minutes:

The Town Clerk reported that in accordance with Standing Order No. 30(3)(a), Deputy Alastair Moss, as the immediate Past Chairman and having indicated his willingness to serve, should be declared to be Deputy Chairman for the ensuing year.

 

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Vote of Thanks

RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY - THAT at the conclusion of his term of office as their Chairman, the Members of this Committee wish to place on record their sincere appreciation to

 

Deputy ALASTAIR MOSS

 

for the manner in which he has presided over their deliberations and the interest and commitment he has shown in all aspects of the work of the Investment Committee and three Investment Boards.

 

Alastair has been a knowledgeable and dedicated Chairman of this Committee and the Property Investment Board. His expertise in non-executive property investment and management, together with local government and legal experience has been of great value to the work of both bodies.

 

Alastair has been able to utilise his expertise, the skills of the members of PIB and the skills of the City Surveyors department to maximum benefit, in a Chairmanship of collaboration and inclusion. During his tenure, the value of the City’s funds has increased across the board. The Investment Committee has taken on the oversight and monitoring of the Sir William Coxen Trust Fund’s investments, and overseen the successful appointment of a new City Surveyor. The Property Investment Board has overseen a period of strong performance across its funds, with impressive growth in the value of the Property Investment portfolio, and Annual Income. The portfolio has delivered top quartile performance as measured by MSCI, outperforming the London benchmark, and the Universe.

 

Alastair’s successful stewardship has progressed important schemes for the benefit of the Corporation and enabled positive movement towards our long-term strategic aims. Recent highlights include the acquisitions of 21 Worship Street and 133 Whitechapel High Street, key sites for the Tabernacle Street and Calcutta House assemblies respectively, important sales such as 1-5 London Wall Buildings, and vital headleases including the Leadenhall Triangle site. Alastair and the Property Investment Group have also been working on major transformational projects including the move of the Museum of London to Smithfield General Market, a new Centre for Music and a new Combined Courts Facility.

 

Alastair has been instrumental in encouraging a Collaboration Agreement with Grosvenor Estates at South Molton Street, and under Alastair’s Chairmanship, the Property Investment Board has also introduced co-opted external Members to great effect, broadening its scope and the diversity of its outlook, demonstrating Alastair’s belief in doing business for the good of the City, and for London, and aspiration to work with our stakeholders across the portfolio.

 

The Committee wishes to thank him for his extensive knowledge and experience of investment matters. The ability that Alastair has demonstrated as Chairman is much appreciated by all Members of this Committee, and it is for this reason that it is their hope that the City can continue to depend on his skills and experience, as he turns his attention to his future challenges.

 

The Chairman gave thanks to outgoing Members Alex Barr, Chris Boden, Deputy Keith Bottomley, John Chapman and Christopher Hill for their contributions to the Committee, and welcomed Deputy Tom Hoffman back onto the Committee.

7.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 59 KB

To agree the public minutes and non-public summary of the meeting held on 17 January 2018.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED - That the public minutes and non-public summary of the meeting held on 17 January 2018 be approved as an accurate record.

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8.

Minutes of the Boards

Minutes:

8a

Minutes of the Financial Investment Board pdf icon PDF 62 KB

To note the public minutes and non-public summary of the meeting held on 1 February 2018 and 22 March 2018.

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Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED - That the public minutes and non-public summary of the Financial Investment Board meetingsheld on 1 February 2018 and 22 March 2018 be noted.

 

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8b

Minutes of the Property Investment Board pdf icon PDF 58 KB

To note the public minutes and non-public summary of the meeting held on 17 January 2018, 14 February 2018 and 21 March 2018.

 

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Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED - That the public minutes and non-public summary of the Property Investment Board meetingsheld on 17 January 2018, 14 February 2018 and 21 March 2018 be noted.

 

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8c

Minutes of the Social Investment Board pdf icon PDF 77 KB

To note the public minutes and non-public summary of the meeting held on 28 February 2018.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED - That the public minutes and non-public summary of the Social Investment Board meetingheld on 28 February 2018 be noted.

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9.

Decisions taken under Delegated Authority and Urgency Procedures pdf icon PDF 50 KB

Report of the Town Clerk

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Minutes:

The Committee received a report of the Town Clerk detailing two decisions made by delegated authority since the last meeting.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

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10.

Questions on matters relating to the work of the Committee

Minutes:

There were no questions.

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11.

Any Other Business that the Chairman considers urgent

Minutes:

There was no other business.

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12.

Exclusion of the Public

MOTION - That under Section 100(A) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part I of the Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED - That under Section 100(A) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part I of the Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act.

 

Item No.

 

Paragraph(s) in Schedule 12A

13-16

                            3

17-18

                            -

 

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13.

Non-public minutes of the previous meeting

To agree the non-public minutes of the meeting held on 17 January 2018.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED: That the non-public minutes of the meeting held on 17 January 2018 be approved as an accurate record.

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14.

Non-Public minutes of the Boards

Minutes:

14a

Non-public minutes of the Financial Investment Board

To note the non-public minutes of the meeting held on 1 February 2018 and 22 March 2018.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED - That the non-public minutes of the Financial Investment Board meetingsheld on 1 February 2018 and 22 March 2018 be noted.

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14b

Non-public minutes of the Property Investment Board

To note the non-public minutes of the meeting held on 17 January 2018, 14 February 2018 and 21 March 2018.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED - That the non-public minutes of the Property Investment Board meetingsheld on 17 January 2018, 14 February 2018 and 21 March 2018 be noted.

 

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14c

Non-public minutes of the Social Investment Board

To note the non-public minutes of the meeting held on 28 February 2018.

 

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Minutes:

RESOLVED - That the non-public minutes of the Social Investment Board meeting held on 28 February 2018 be noted.

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15.

Update of Financial Investment Board Activities 2017/18

Report of the Chamberlain

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Minutes:

The Committee received a report of the Chamberlain.

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16.

Update of the Social Investment Board

Report of the Chief Grants Officer

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Minutes:

The Committee received a report of the Chief Grants Officer and Director of City Bridge Trust.

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17.

Non-public questions on matters relating to the work of the Committee

Minutes:

There were no non-public questions.

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18.

Any Other Business that the Chairman considers urgent and which the Committee agree should be considered whilst the public are excluded

Minutes:

There was no other business.

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