The directors have acted in a way that they considered, in good faith to be most likely to promote the success of the Company for the benefit of its members as a whole, and in doing so had regard, amongst other matters, to:
- the likely consequences of any decision in the long term;
- the need to foster the Company’s business relationships with suppliers, policyholders and others;
- the impact of the Company’s operations on the community and the environment;
- the desirability of the Company maintaining a reputation for high standards of business conduct; and
- the need to act fairly as between members of the Company.
In order to promote the success of the Company, the Board directs and supervises the Company’s affairs within a framework of effective controls which enable risk to be assessed and managed. The directors set the Company’s objectives and policies and standards ensuring that its obligations to the State Street Group, its policy holders and others are understood and complied with and that it operates high standards of business conduct.
The Company has no suppliers in the conventional sense as it has outsourced all client facing, investment management and back office services to State Street Global Advisors Limited. The directors perform regular oversight of these services through review of operational reports, routine meetings with SSGA management and attendance by SSGA representatives at board meetings.
The directors monitor policyholder activity through regular review of financial and other reports on premiums and claims and the performance of the funds in which the policyholders are invested.
The Company has a single shareholder, no employees and given the outsourced nature of its operations it has no direct impact on the community or the environment.
By order of the board,
Date 08 April 2020