b'A N N U A L R E P O R T 2 0 1 7 - 2 0 1 8IMF Article IV Consultations 2018 The cornerstone of every successful organisation is A team from the NIBTT met with an IMF delegationcommitted and loyal employees, and at the NIBTT, that visited Trinidad and Tobago as part of theirwe are blessed with an exceptional cadre of staff. The annual Article IV Consultation held with memberservice and performance improvements that we have countries. NIBTT representatives met with theachieved this year, could only have been attained IMF delegation on June 27, 2018 and discussedthrough the hard work and dedication of our staff.I matters related to the conduct of actuarial reviews,thank all our dedicated employees.investments, pension reform as well as generalI take this opportunity to also thank my fellow aspects of good governance and sustainability of theexecutives and senior managers, who have NI Fund. demonstrated true grit, compassion and loyalty to the efficient administration of the NIBTT during the APPRECIATION past year.I would like to extend my heartfelt appreciation toIn FY2018, the NIBTT was successful in navigating all our stakeholders who partnered with the NIBTTthe course to a new horizon in our future as an as we executed the work plan of the second year oforganisation. The coming financial year will surely our Strategic Plan, Vision 2019 From Strategy tobring its own set of unique challenges; however, I am Action: Working Together. Your recommendationsconfident in our ability to triumph over any adversity. have afforded the feedback necessary for ongoingWe will continue to equitably engage with all of our monitoring and evaluation. These processes willstakeholders as we consistently provide quality contribute to the ultimate attainment of the NIBTTsservice to our valued customers.strategic goals as these are intrinsically linked to fund sustainability and exceptional customer service.I also wish to express my deepest appreciation for the continued encouragement and support of our Chairman, the Board of Directors and all Committees of the Board. Your wisdom and guidanceNiala Persad-Poliahhave positively impacted our undertakings as weExecutive Directorremain unswervingly on the path to organisational28 September 2018transformation and long-term success of the NIS.30'