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The City of Belton is a member of Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS), a statewide, multiple employer agent plan. In an agent plan, each participating government’s pension is administered and governed by state statutes but the assets and related pension liabilities for each government are accounted for separately and any unfunded liabilities are solely the obligation of that government. Belton has chosen from a menu of plan options as authorized by the TMRS statute. Belton’s plan provides the following benefit level:

 Employee Contributions:

7% of pay

 Employer Match at Retirement:

2x employee account balance

 Updated Service Credits:

50% Repeating with transfers 

 Cost of Living Adjustments:

30% of CPI Repeating (70% is maximum)

 Vesting of Benefits:

5 years

 Transfer Credits:

Provided

 Death Benefits:

Provided

 
Upon retirement, the employee account balance including interest is combined with the employer match to price a lifetime annuity based on the employee’s age at retirement.  

Actuarial Information as of December 31, 2020

 Actuarial accrued liability (AAL):

28,767,852

 Actuarial value of assets (AVA):

25,854,379

 Unfunded actuarial accrued liability (UAAL):

2,913,473

 Funded Ratio (AVA/AAL):

89.87%

 Equivalent Single Amortization Period :

25 years

 

 

 Assumed rate of return:

6.75%

 

 

 Valuation Payroll:

9,042,479

 UAAL as a percent of covered payroll:

32.22%


Equivalent single amortization period - The weighted average of all amortization periods used when components of the total unfunded actuarial accrued liability are separately amortized and the average is calculated in accordance with the parameters.

Chart 1 - Copy

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Portfolio Management Strategy

The TMRS Board of Trustees recognizes that the most important determinant of long-term return and risk is the asset allocation decision. The Board’s strategic target allocation is intended to reflect, and be consistent with, the return objective and risk tolerance expressed in the IPS. It is designed to meet or exceed the Board’s objectives at a controlled level of risk and liquidity that is acceptable to the Board. In establishing its risk tolerance, the Board considers its ability to withstand short and intermediate-term volatility in investment performance and fluctuations in the financial condition of the fund. The strategic target allocation and acceptable ranges as determined by the Board to facilitate the achievement of long-term investment objectives within acceptable risk parameters are as follows: 

 Asset Class

 Policy Benchmark

 Asset Class Goal

 Policy Index

 Global Public Equity 

 MSCI ACWI IMI, Net 

 Benchmark 

30%

 Core Fixed Income

 Bloomberg Barclays US   Aggregate Bond Index 

 Benchmark

10.0%

 Non-Core Fixed Income

 Rollup of underlying manager   benchmarks 

 50% Bank of America Merrill Lynch US   High Yield Constrained Index; 50% Credit   Suisse Levered Loan Index 

20.0%

 Real Estate

 NCREF - ODCE Index 

 CPI + 5%

10.0%

 Real Return

 Rollup of underlying manager     benchmarks 

 CPI + 4% 

10.0%

 Absolute Return

 HFRI Fund of Funds:   Diversified Index 

 Cash (3-month LIBOR) + 4% 

10.0%

 Private Equity

 Rollup of underlying manager   benchmarks

 Russell 3000 + 3%  

10.0%

 Cash Equivalents

 30 Day T-Bill 

 Benchmark 

0.0%



Historical Investment Returns

Chart 2 Investment Returns 03-2021 - Copy













Assumed Rate of Return: 6.75%
Report Date: 3/31/2021

Investment returns are calculated using the previous 12 month rolling period to calculate the 1-year return, previous 3 year rolling for the 3- year return, previous 5 year rolling to calculate the 5-year return, and previous 10 year rolling to calculate the 10-year return.  All estimates are taken from the March  2021 TMRS Quarterly Summary.  

Contributions


Actuarially Defined Contributions (as a % of pay)

Year

2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

Employee

7.00%

6.00%

6.00%

5.00%

5.00%

5.00%

Employer

10.38%

8.28%

8.06%

7.75%

7.71%

7.01%

Actuarial Determined  Contribution Rate 

17.38%

14.28%

14.06%

12.75%

12.5%

12.01%

Actual Total Contribution Rate

17.38%*

15.80%

14.50%

12.75%

12.71%

12.01%

*To date. The City plans to fund the total required contribution for the current year.

Chart 3 Actuarial Determined Contribution Rates  - Copy

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Cross Reference of Specific Information found in TMRS documents

2020 TMRS Comprehensive Annual Financial Report: Plan Provisions Chosen (Page 96)
2019 TMRS Comprehensive Annual Financial Report: Plan Provisions Chosen (Page 104)
2018 TMRS Comprehensive Annual Financial Report: Plan Provisions Chosen (Page 106)
2017 TMRS Comprehensive Annual Financial Report: Plan Provisions Chosen (Page 106)
2016 TMRS Comprehensive Annual Financial Report: Plan Provisions Chosen (Page 114)
2015 TMRS Comprehensive Annual Financial Report: Plan Provisions Chosen (Page 110)
2014 TMRS Comprehensive Annual Financial Report: Plan Provision Chosen (Page 110)
2013 TMRS Comprehensive Annual Financial Report: Plan Provision Chosen (Page 60)
2020 Schedule of Net Position and Changes in Fiduciary Net Position (pages 8-9)
2019 Schedule of Net Position and Changes in Fiduciary Net Position (pages 8-9)
2018 Schedule of Net Position and Changes in Fiduciary Net Position (pages 8-9)
2017 Schedule of Net Position and Changes in Fiduciary Net Position (pages 8-9)
2016 Schedule of Net Position and Changes in Fiduciary Net Position (pages 8-9)
2015 Schedule of Net Position and Changes in Fiduciary Net Position (pages 8-9)
2014 Schedule of Net Position and Changes in Fiduciary Net Position (pages 8-9)
2013 Schedule of Net Position and Changes in Fiduciary Net Position (pages 60-61)
            Download data specific to the City of Belton for the past 5 years.
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2020 TMRS Funding Valuation (page 145)
2019 TMRS Funding Valuation (page 145)
2018 TMRS Funding Valuation (page 145)
2017 TMRS Funding Valuation (page 120)
2016 TMRS Funding Valuation (page 120)
2015 TMRS Funding Valuation (page 120)
2014 TMRS Funding Valuation (page 117)
2013 TMRS Funding Valuation (page 117)

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