The ACCESS Pool is a partnership between Cambridgeshire CC, East Sussex CC, Essex CC, Hampshire CC, Hertfordshire CC, Isle of Wight Council, Kent CC, Norfolk CC, West Northamptonshire Council, Suffolk CC and West Sussex CC.
(Figures as at 31 March 2022)
The ACCESS Support Unit (ASU) provides the day-to-day support for running the ACCESS Pool, and Link Group provides operator services.
The Operator – Link
The appointment of Link Fund Solutions to establish and operate an authorised contractual scheme (ACS) followed a thorough public procurement process.
Link Group are responsible for the overall management of the ACS, which includes the creation of investment sub-funds and the appointment of Investment Managers. A thorough due diligence process is undertaken before the Investment Managers are appointed and robust monitoring is applied to the investments, incorporating the risk and governance of the Investment Managers.
Link Group appointed Northern Trust as the depositary to the ACS.