The Investment Steering Committee (ISC) in consultation with the Fund’s Investment Advisers are currently in the process of reviewing the Fund’s Investment Strategy Statement (ISS). 

The Committee have over the last year or so been reviewing the strategy and strategic allocation of the Fund.  At its July meeting the Committee agreed a timetable for reviewing the final area of Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) considerations, in particular the timeline for formulating an approach to the responsible investment aspects contained within the ISS. 

Over the coming months the outcome will then form the basis of the overall review and revision of the ISS.  It is anticipated that a draft ISS will be posted on the Essex Pension Fund website and will be subject to a full stakeholder consultation in early part of 2020.