Paddy Dowdall (Assistant Executive Director at Greater Manchester Pension Fund)
Helen Collins (Head of Affordable Housing, Savills)
Cllr John Gray (Vice-Chair, Local Authority Pension Fund Forum)
John Butler (Finance Policy Lead, National Housing Federation)
Chair: Clive Betts MP
I am delighted to invite you to attend the next meeting of the APPG for Local Authority Pension Funds which will focus on local authority pension fund investment in affordable housing.
Local government pension funds have steadily increased their investment in place-based impact investments, which include both new and refurbished affordable housing. Most of the investment - from build to rent and shared ownership to temporary accommodation and specialist housing - is through co-investment partnerships and special purpose delivery vehicles with investment companies, charities and private and social housing providers.
Some have called for LGPS funds to further scale up investment in alternative assets and invest more in affordable housing. The Government is also calling on the LGPS to increase local investment and the chancellor has stated that the government will consult on requiring LGPS funds to consider illiquid asset investment opportunities.
This Zoom event will discuss what has been achieved and what more could be done to maximise investment opportunities. It will examine recent experience and best practice and explore the constraints and barriers to investing in affordable housing.
This meeting will be held online, if you want to attend please register here.
Clive Betts MP
Chair, APPG for Local Authority Pension Funds
Sent by the Secretariat of the APPG for Local Authority Pensions Funds which is sponsored by the LAPFF