News Detail

Fall/Winter 2021



Dear Fund Members,

I would like to begin by saying Thank You for all your phone calls & emails in continuing support of my role as your chairman. I am honored to represent such a diverse pool of members from all over Texas & across the US.

When I am asked about the HFRRF mission, “YOU,” our retirees & active members, are the “WHY”. As your board of trustees, we will always put you & your families first & do everything possible to protect your benefits.

What a year it has been! We are very encouraged by the Fund’s investment returns & the portfolio that we, as a team, have created. Your board members have spent a great deal of time working with our chief investment officer & investment staff building a world class allocation to global investments. The trustees put in countless hours every month reviewing proposed investment deals & the hard work by all has paid off! The biggest part of driving high returns is minimizing risk & I believe we have done just that. I look forward to the years ahead & I am optimistic about what I believe we, as a pension plan, will be able to accomplish.

Now, as the 2021 calendar year draws to a close, the holidays are upon us. Traditionally, it is a time for reflection, celebration, connection & giving thanks. I am looking forward to seeing our retirees again in person at this year’s Christmas Luncheon.

Wishing you health & happiness this holiday season & throughout the coming year,

Brett Besselman
Houston Firefighters’ Relief and Retirement Fund