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14th Annual Pensions Conference

Who should attend

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

Synopsis

Minority government and Brexit has stalled reform in many areas of workplace regulation but not in pensions, where we are in a period of transformational change. 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 - and how employers and trustees are encouraging financial inclusion and engagement.

Programme

AM

09.00 registration and coffee; 09.30 start

A transformational year in pensions? 
François Barker

  • thoughts on the Pensions Bill

Pension priorities
Guy Opperman MP

  • widening coverage and higher rate of saving
  • dashboard, sidecar and MOT
  • opening doors and light touch

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

 

PM

Transforming member engagement: Panel discussion
Chaired by: Amanda Latham, with 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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Speakers

Guy Opperman MP
Minister for Pensions and Financial Inclusion

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 Regulator

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, Unite

Emma King
Pensions Litigator and 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, Clara-Pensions

Joanne Segars OBE
Chair, LGPS Central

Ruston Smith
Chair of the Tesco PLC Pension Scheme

Cost: £449

All prices are exclusive of VAT

Group discount:

10% discount for delegate 2 and subsequent delegates.

Online payment discount: 5%

Select a date

04/12/2019
Church House, London
09:30 - 16:30 (Local time)
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