Neil Buxton, Technical Specialist - Pension Fund Policy and Governance, presented the draft training policy to which was appended the training strategy for members of the pension fund committees, the local pension board and for senior council officers involved in the management of Warwickshire Pension Fund.
Chris Norton, Strategy and Commissioning Manager (Treasury, Pension, Audit & Risk) added that it was planned to undertake the National Knowledge Assessment on an annual basis to inform training needs and that the plan was flexible enough to include topical issues.
In response to a question regarding provision for online training, Richard Warden noted that functionality was being added to the online portal which included videos and links to library documents.
The Chair noted that the current training programme provided for much higher level discussion and Chris Norton, Strategy and Commissioning Manager (Treasury, Pension, Audit & Risk), explained that there were more workshop sessions taking place outside the formal meeting setting to provide the Sub-Committee with more time to consider key issues and enable the business of the formal meetings to progress more smoothly.
Suggestions were received and noted for training on private markets (quarter 4) and climate change.
That the Pension Fund Investment Sub Committee approved the Training Policy for the Warwickshire Pension Fund attached to the report at Appendix 1