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14th Annual Pensions Conference


Who should attend

This conference is relevant to finance directors, in-house lawyers, trustees, pensions professionals, plus HR directors with responsibility for pensions.


When over ten million auto-enrolled savers are enabled to access their pensions dashboard easily on their phone screen a revolution really is in prospect. There is a growing focus on ESG investing for the long term, as well as increasing consolidation to reduce cost and risk. Along with better governance measures, is this a pensions framework that is future-fit? This conference considers the many ways in which significant change is underway in how retirement benefits are structured, provided and developed.

Speakers include

 Sir Steve Webb
 Director of Policy, Royal London;
 Minister for Pensions 2010-2015

 François Barker
 Head of Pensions,
 Eversheds Sutherland

 Baroness Cavendish
 of Little Venice
 Journalist and former No.10
 Director of Policy

 Charles Counsell OBE
 Chief Executive, The Pensions

 Chris Curry
 Principal, Pensions Dashboard



 Matthew Fell
 Chief UK Policy 
 Director, CBI

 Vincent Franklin
 Co-Founder, Quietroom

 Liam Halligan
 Economist, Channel 4,
 Sunday Telegraph

 Diana Holland OBE
 Assistant General Secretary

 Emma King Partner
 Eversheds Sutherland

 Amanda Latham
 Co-Founder, Young Pension
 Trustee Network

 Fahd Rachidy
 Founder and CEO, ABAKA

 Hilary Salt FIA
 Founder, First Actuarial LLP

 Adam Saron
 Founder and CEO,

 Joanne Segars OBE
 Chair, LGPS Central

 Ruston Smith
 Chair of the Tesco PLC
 Pension Scheme



09.00 registration and coffee; 09.30 start

A transformational year in pensions? 
François Barker

  • big issues in 2020

Political consensus on pensions after the election?
Sir Steve Webb

  • thoughts on the Pensions Bill

Pensions: the big economic picture
Liam Halligan

  • risks and corporate scandals
  • regulation and investment management

TPR ‘2019-2022’: new horizons and stronger relationships
Charles Counsell

  • new funding code
  • upping the game for trustees and employers
  • raising the governance bar

Governance: transformational or time-consuming?
Joanne Segars

  • more boxes to tick
  • better box ticking


Dividents or deficits? Panel discussion
Chaired by: Emma King, with Diana Holland Matthew Fell and Ruston Smith

  • corporate interests
  • trustees without power



Transforming member engagement: Panel discussion
Chaired by: Amanda Latham with Chris Curry, Vincent Franklin, Fahd Rachidy and Rosamund Wood

  • how new technology can improve member engagement
  • simplified messages and compliance disclaimers
  • financial inclusion and employer responsibility

Opportunities and threats of extended middle age
Camilla Cavendish

  • old v young or skilled v unskilled?
  • preparing for the old age revolution

Can we do better than individual DC?
Hilary Salt

  • CDC: delivering a Royal Mail type solution
  • risk-sharing: a partial DB approach
  • re-inventing annuities

Are consolidators the future?
Adam Saron

  • who is consolidation right for
  • how Clara works
  • what legislation should say

16:30 close, followed by refreshments

Download the full programme for our 14th Annual Pensions Conference.

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Full speaker biographies can be found in the above flyer.

Cost: £449

All prices are exclusive of VAT

Group discount:

10% discount for delegate 2 and subsequent delegates.

Online payment discount: 10%

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