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Wednesday 08 March

 

10:00

Registration and exhibition open

10:30-13:00

TRUSTEE LEARNING ZONE

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10:30-13:00

FRINGE MEETINGS

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12:00 - 14:00

Lunch served in the exhibition hall

PLENARY 1

14:00 - 14:20

Chair's introduction and welcome

Lesley Williams, Chair, PLSA

PLENARY 2

14:20-15:05

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

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15:05 - 15:50

Refreshments served in the exhibition hall

PLENARY 3

15:50-16:50

THE DISRUPTED WORLD

Our world is fractured and unstable: anti-expert, post-truth, post-Referendum but still pre-Article 50, with uncertain financial and physical borders, at the mercy of cyber tribes. The US Managing Editor of the FT and author of The Silo Effect talks about why it is crucial to take a joined up view of what lies ahead for the political economy.

Gillian Tett, Financial Times US Managing Editor 

PLENARY 4

16:50-17:30

THE CEO INTERVIEW

A leading voice in business talks to us about how asset managers can adapt to change and keep providing for investors in unprecedented times of political and economic rebalancing, technological progress and regulatory scrutiny.

Martin Gilbert, Chief Executive, Aberdeen Asset Management

17:35 - 18:15

WELCOME DRINKS RECEPTION IN THE EXHIBITION HALL

Kindly sponsored by Marketing Edinburgh

18:15

Close of conference for the day

 

Thursday 09 March

 

07:45

Registration open

08:00-08:45

PLSA FUND MEMBER BREAKFAST - INVESTMENT CONFERENCE SPECIAL

Hear the latest policy updates and share your own scheme's perspective with the PLSA's in-house team. Buffet breakfast and good conversation included.

Open to PLSA fund members only. Pre-registration essential. Please indicate your wish to attend when booking. If you have already registered for the conference please contact nikolina.hudi@plsa.co.uk to add the session.

09:00

Exhibition open 

PLENARY 5

09:15 - 10:15

GETTING BETTER OUTCOMES

The Chair of the DB Taskforce presents the Taskforce’s recommendations to address the challenges facing DB schemes and debates them with a panel of key figures in the industry and government.

Ashok Gupta, Chair, DB Taskforce
Charlotte Clarke, Director - Private Pensions and Stewardship, DWP
Alan Rubenstein, Chief Executive, PPF
Lesley Titcomb, Chief Executive, The Pensions Regulator

PLENARY 6

10:15 - 10:45

THE FATE OF THE NATION

A little over three weeks before the Government triggers Article 50 and begins untangling the UK from Europe, how do we prepare for and interpret the events ahead of us? A man who understands politics explains.

Lord Finkelstein, Journalist and Politician

10:45 - 11:30

Refreshments served in the exhibition hall

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SESSION 1

DB
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DC
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INVESTMENT GOVERNANCE & CULTURE

NEW HORIZONS

11:30 - 12:10

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Plenary 7

12:15 - 13:00

WHY DO WE NEED MORE THAN ONE POINT-OF-VIEW?

Groupthink, wilful blindness, fear of disagreement, fear of the unknown. They make us do things the way we’ve always done them – and oblivious to risk, unproductive, unrealistic and…bored. A leading entrepreneur, Chief Executive and business writer explains why real collaboration means valuing every voice and how it can help us do things better.

Margaret Heffernan, Business Author and former CEO

13:00 - 14:15

Lunch served in the exhibition hall

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SESSION 2 & 3

DB
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DC
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INVESTMENT GOVERNANCE & CULTURE

NEW HORIZONS

14:15 - 14:55

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15:00 - 15:40

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15:40 - 16:25

Refreshments served in the exhibition hall

PLENARY 8

16:25 - 16:45

PLSA CHIEF EXECUTIVE'S UPDATE

Joanne Segars, Chief Executive, PLSA

PLENARY 9

16:45-17:30

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

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17:45

Close of conference for the day

19:30-23:00

CONFERENCE GALA DINNER AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUMS OF SCOTLAND

Dress code: lounge suits 

  

Friday 10 March

 

09:00

Registration and exhibition open

Plenary 10

09:30-10:15

STORM IN THE USA

It was a bitter electoral fight and its effects will rock America and the world for years to come. Almost halfway into the new President’s first 100 days, a former US Assistant Secretary of State and member of Hillary Clinton’s 2012 presidential campaign team gives an insider’s view on what just happened and what it means for the future.

James Rubin, journalist and former diplomat

Plenary 11

10:15 - 11:00

FACING THE HEADWINDS: CIOS AND THE ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

Brexit uncertainties endure, sustained global growth remains elusive and climate change threatens to further destabilise already volatile regions. Meanwhile, CIOs remain charged with providing an ageing population with secure incomes in their increasingly lengthy later lives. What are their biggest concerns for the future and how are they staying ahead of the challenge?

Speakers tbc

11:00 - 11:40

Refreshments served in the exhibition hall

Plenary 12

11:40-12:20

DETAILS COMING SOON...

 

Plenary 13

12:20-13:00

HAVE WE LOST REASON?

The major political events of the last twelve months have been shaped by populist voices of dissatisfaction. Have we witnessed a revolution, or have we just lost our way? And how can we reason our way through turbulent times?

AC Grayling, Master of the New College of the Humanities and Supernumerary Fellow of St Anne's College, Oxford

13:00-13:05

CONFERENCE REVIEW AND ROUND UP

Lesley Williams, Chair, PLSA

13:05-14:00

Lunch in the exhibition hall and close of conference

Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association reserves the right to amend the programme.
This conference qualifies for up to 7 hours CPD under the PMI CPD Scheme and may qualify for CPD hours under the schemes of other professional bodies.