GMPF's Money is managed through the Pension Fund Management Panel, which meets four times a year. One of its key roles is to decide on investment strategy.
The panel is made up of Councillors mainly from Tameside, and is advised by outside investment experts, Tameside’s Chief Executive, Executive Director - Governance, Resources and Pensions, and the Pension Fund Advisory Panel.
The Pension Fund Advisory Panel is made up of Councillors from each of the ten local authorities in Greater Manchester, and also employee representatives from the major trade unions.
Most of GMPF's investments are handled by three leading outside investment companies, but sterling cash, private market assets and some local investments are handled in house. As a member your benefits are totally secure, and backed by law. The assets are completely separate from your employer's and Tameside's, and the Scheme rules limit how GMPF's money can be invested.