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If you don't have the time and resources to be in Edinburgh at our Investment Conference you can still view selected sessions live from the event. It's free and simple to register. We'll send you an email a couple of days before to access the live conference sessions. Whether you watch in the office or at home, the following sessions are available online.

Wednesday 06 March

THE UK'S POST-BREXIT, POST-QE OUTLOOK AND INVESTMENT ENVIRONMENT

PLENARY 2 |

ONLINE |

14:20 - 15:05

What is the UK’s near and mid-term economic outlook? What role may fiscal policy play in addressing these challenges?
Paul Johnson, Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies
Chair: Richard Butcher, Chair, PLSA | Managing Director, PTL

IMPACT OF TRADE WARS ON FINANCIAL MARKETS

PLENARY 4 |

ONLINE |

16:50 - 17:30

What are the risks – and opportunities – posed by global changes in trade?
Nathan Sheets, Former Under Secretary for International Affairs, US Department of the Treasury
Chair: Carol Young, Director of Reward & Employment, RBS

Thursday 07 March

FUTURE SHAPE OF DC INVESTING

PLENARY 5 |

ONLINE |

09:15 - 10:15

DC investing is changing. What will DC investors want to understand before making these new investments?
Nico Aspinall, Chief Investment Officer, The People's Pension
Emma Douglas, Chair, PLSA Policy Board | Head of DC, LGIM
Mark Jaffray, Head of DC Consulting, Hymans Robertson
Chair: Laura Myers, Member, PLSA Policy Board; Head of DC, LCP

STRATEGIC THEMES AND TACTICAL OPPORTUNITIES IN ASSET ALLOCATION

ASSET ALLOCATION STREAM |

ONLINE |

12:35 - 13:15

What are the key investment themes and tactical opportunities to inform asset allocation decisions over the next five years?
Mark Fawcett, Chief Investment Officer, NEST Corporation
Koray Yesildag, Principal, Asset Allocation Specialist, Aon
Chair: Rachel Brothwood, Director of Pensions, West Midlands Pension Fund

A TRANSPARENT WORLD

INVESTMENT & GOVERNANCE STREAM |

ONLINE |

14:45 - 15:25

As the Cost Transparency Initiative prepares to roll out standardised templates across the industry, we share the findings from its pilot, next steps and aspirations.
Victoria Bell, Director of Trustee Accounting, RPMI Railpen
Mel Duffield, Pensions Strategy Executive, Universities Superannuation Scheme
Chair: Joe Dabrowski, Head of DB, LGPS and Standards, PLSA

PASSIVE V ACTIVE INVESTING FOR DC INVESTORS

DC STREAM |

ONLINE |

16:10 - 16:50

How can trustees accurately measure the risk/return of an active management strategy? Does lower volatility really work for the majority of scheme members?
Lydia Fearn, Head of DC and Financial Well-being, Redington
Sarah Smart, Chair, FT Scheme Governance Committee
Chair: George Currie, Policy Lead: Lifetime Savings, PLSA

Friday 08 March

CULTURE CHANGE IN THE UK INVESTMENT INDUSTRY

PLENARY 10 |

ONLINE |

10:15 - 11:00

Has our industry’s culture actually changed? Is it more welcoming of diverse people and ideas?
Alison Cottrell, Chief Executive Officer, Banking Standards Board
Debbie Gupta, Co-Director, Life Insurance and Financial Advice Supervision, FCA
Michael Watkins, Head of Proposition Development, Smart Pension
Chair: Alison Hatcher, Board Director, PLSA; Global Head of Pensions Client Strategy, HSBC