Investment Governance Group

Our independent Investment Governance Group review, develop and, where necessary, challenge all our investment decisions to obtain the best outcomes for our members.

Investment Governance Group

At B&CE, the investment performance of our funds is at the heart of what we do as a business. We look after the investments of over 5m members so it’s important to us that your pension contributions are invested in the best way possible. That’s why we’ve created an Investment Governance Group that will provide independent oversight on all our investment decisions.

Our Investment Governance Group is a team of experts with years of experience in the pensions and investment industry. They will support, engage and, where necessary, challenge all the decisions made by our internal investment team, making sure client funds are invested in line with agreements and executed efficiently and effectively.

They will ensure the investment business is professionally managed and provides good value for money to our clients. This extra governance and expertise will offer an additional layer of risk control and foster long-term planning that will inform our future investment decisions.

How does the Investment Governance Group work?

  • Holds quarterly formal meetings
  • Assists with the development of a separate investment company (this work is on-going)
  • Develops a roadmap for the investment business
  • Receives reporting of the performance of B&CE funds
  • Reviews funds compared to strategy targets
  • Reviews any proposals that go to The People’s Pension (TPP) or other boards
  • Challenges proposals to obtain the best outcomes

Members of the Investment Governance Group

The Investment Governance Group was set up in January 2021. The group is made up of 5 members, 2 from B&CE and the other 3 are advisory members:

  • Patrick Heath-Lay
  • John Hough
  • Jeremy Bezant PhD
  • Chris Cheetham
  • Ciarán Barr – Chairman

They are accountable to the B&CE Executive Committee and report to the Board of The People’s Pension Trustee Limited.

Investing your pension

We invest your money so it has a better chance of being worth more in the long run.

Our investment funds

Read about our investment funds and compare their past performances.

Responsible investment

We aim to be responsible investors of our members’ assets.