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 - Tuesday, 7th November, 2017 11.30 am

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Venue: Committee Room 1, Council Offices, Llangefni. View directions

Contact: Mairwen Hughes 

Items
No. Item

1.

Election of Chairperson

To elect a Chairperson.

Minutes:

Mr. R.O. Jones was elected Chairperson.

2.

Election of Vice-Chairperson

To elect a Vice-Chairperson.

Minutes:

Mr. R.Ll. Jones was elected Vice-Chairperson.

3.

Declaration of Interest

To receive any declaration of interest by any Member or Officer with regard to any item of business.

Minutes:

None received.

4.

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To submit, for confirmation, the minutes of the meeting held on 1 November, 2016.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 1 November, 2016 were confirmed.

5.

Investment Management

To submit a report by HSBC Global Asset Management (UK) Limited.

(REPORT TO BE DISTRIBUTED AT THE MEETING)

Minutes:

Submitted – the HSBC Global Asset Management (UK) Limited report up to October 2017.

 

The Director – HSBC Charities Team reported that the Investment Management reports on a quarterly basis on the performance of the Trust fund.  He gave an insight to the members of the Committee on the background of the investment portfolio and noted that the Isle of Anglesey Charitable Trusts investment is invested within the Growth and Income Strategy which is a multi-asset portfolio.  The value of the portfolio was £22,947,867 at 30 September, 2017.  The yield forecast from the portfolio was 7.67% (gross) with 7.36% (net).

 

Further detailed information on the asset distribution and the performance of the various elements of the portfolio was provided to the Committee.

 

Members of the Committee wished to extend their appreciation to HSBC Investment Management for the exceptional performance of the Charitable Trust fund.

 

It was RESOLVED to thank the Director – HSBC Charities Team for attending the meeting and to accept the report.

6.

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To submit a report by the Treasurer in relation to the above.

Minutes:

Submitted – a report by the Treasurer in relation to the allocation of funding for larger grants in 2018.

 

The Treasurer reported that in both 2016 and 2017 the Isle of Anglesey Charitable Trust set aside a sum of money to fund successful applications for larger grants (over £8,000).  In 2016, £200k was allocated and in 2017, £350k was allocated.  In 2017 the application process was widely advertised which resulted in the Trust receiving 31 applications from organisations which totalled £1.6m.  After assessment and consideration by the Regeneration Committee, 12 applications were successful with a full £350k allocated being awarded as grants.

 

The Committee considered 3 options:-

 

1.     Based on 20% of the increase in the capital value (excluding the value of the cash transferred into the Portfolio from the sale of the Rhosgoch site) – This would provide a fund of £177,000 for the larger grants in 2018.

 

2.     Based on 20% of the increase in the capital value (including the value of the cash transferred into the Portfolio from the sale of the Rhosgoch site) – This would provide a fund of £577,000 for the larger grants in 2018.

 

3.     To maintain the value of the fund as per 2017 i.e. £350,000.

 

Following deliberations and consideration of the impact on the fund should the value of the investment fall it was RESOLVED to recommend to the full Charitable Trust that option 3 is followed and that £350,000 is made available for funding towards larger grants in 2018.