Agenda and minutes

Investments and Contracts Committee – the charity funds are now administered by the private registered charity, Y Gymdeithas, and the County Council is no longer the trustee - Wednesday, 7th November, 2012 2.00 pm

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No. Item


Election of Chairperson


Mr. G.W. Roberts OBE was re-elected Chairperson.


Election of Vice-Chairperson


Mr. H. Eifion Jones was elected Vice-Chairperson.


Declaration of Interest


No declaration of Interest was received.


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To submit the minutes of the meeting of the Investments and Contracts Committee held on 7th November, 2012.


The minutes of the meeting held on 22 May, 2012 were confirmed, subject to the name of Mr. Aled Morris Jones being included in the list of apologies.


Investment Management



Submitted – the HSBC Global Asset Management (UK) Limited Quarterly Reports for the quarter ending June, 2012 and September 2012.


The Investment Management reported that the portfolio over the last 12 months has showed a return of 15.0% against the benchmark of 14.4%. The value of the fund at 30 September, 2012 was £14,133,234. The income received from 1 July to 30 September, 2012 was £109,852.


Mr. Gareth Jones reported that equity markets rebounded over the third quarter despite ongoing global economic concerns. The UK market rose 4.7% over the third quarter, whilst elsewhere, the US market rose by 4.7%, Europe by 8.0% and Emerging Markets by 7.9%, Japan by contrast fell 3.2%. Bonds moved further ahead, rising by 1.1% over the quarter. He noted that the portfolio outperformed its benchmark with both positive asset allocation and stock selection, with the biggest contribution coming from stock selection within UK equities. During the third quarter, HSBC reduced the expose to UK corporate bonds and Asian equities, reinvesting the sale proceeds into UK equities. The portfolio performed well during the third quarter.


Members of the Committee thanked Mr. Jones for his presentation and were pleased with the performance of the portfolio at present.


It was noted that a meeting of the Investments and Contracts Committee be arranged during April 2013 before the County Council elections in May 2013.


RESOLVED to accept the report.