South London Group

South London Group

The South London Group is a very active Group serving pensions professionals living or working in our catchment areas of London, Surrey and bordering counties.  New members are very welcome to join any of our events.

We aim to provide four or five events each year, usually split between morning sessions and evening sessions.  In June we typically hold a very popular Half Day Seminar comprising a number of speakers on varied and topical subjects.  The idea is to combine legal and investment updated with complimentary sessions on subjects such as communications, networking and trusteeship.  

Since the onset of the pandemic, we have carried on with our annual programme of events which are now held virtually via webinars.  

Details of our recent talks and upcoming events are below.

The combination of relevant, topical discussion and networking opportunities is an attraction to in-house pensions teams, trustees, sponsors, advisers and those who are merely curious about pensions.

Becoming a member 

If you would like further information about about this group, or would like to become a member, please contact:

Rebecca McKay   |   RMcKay@trowers.com 

  

 Online Meetings in 2020

Tuesday,  24 November 2020 - 09.00 - 10.00

 

THE REGULATOR'S NEW POWERS UNDER THE PENSION SCHEMES BILL: 
A FRIEND OR FOE FOR SCHEMES?

 

The Pension Schemes Bill gives significant and wide new powers to the Pensions Regulator against unscrupulous employers.  But what do they mean for schemes? Our distinguished speakers will consider how the new powers may impact schemes, including the often delicate dynamics between trustees and sponsors.  They will also explore if the powers are expected to drive or lead to changes in trustee behaviour and, if so, what those changes might be and whether there is any meaningful overall value for members.

 

How to attend
Please register by clicking on the following registration link if you would like to join us. Please feel free to pass on this invitation to a colleague and ask them to also register via the link if they would like to attend. 

 

Speaker Bios


David Fairs, TPR
David was appointed Executive Director of Regulatory Policy, Analysis and Advice on 2 July 2018.  He is responsible for development of policy for TPR and has oversight of TPR’s professional advisers including lawyers, actuaries, investment advisers and business analysts.  David is a former Chairman of the Association of Consulting Actuaries and Director of the Association of Consulting Actuaries Limited, a former Council member of the International Actuarial Association, and inaugural Chairman of the Joint Industry Forum for Workplace Pensions. He was also a Council member of the Society of Pension Consultants and is immediate past Chairman of the Actuaries Club.
 
David was a Senior Partner in the Pensions practice at KPMG where he advised on the design, implementation, management and communication of pensions and employee benefit arrangements. Immediately prior to joining TPR, David developed and led the Trustee Board Effectiveness service provided by KPMG and in collaboration with the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association. He has previously worked with DWP and HM Treasury on pensions and pension taxation policy.
 
 
Steve Webb, LCP
Steve Webb was Minister of State for Pensions between 2010 and 2015, the longest-serving holder of the post.   During that time he implemented major reforms to the state pension system, oversaw the successful introduction of automatic enrolment and played a key role in the new pension freedoms implemented in April 2015.
 
Steve was a Liberal Democrat MP from 1997 to 2015.  Before this he was professor of social policy at Bath University for two years, having previously worked for nine years as an economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies.  Steve graduated with a first class honours degree in PPE from Oxford University in 1986.  He was awarded a knighthood in the New Year’s honours in 2017.
 
Following his time in Parliament he worked for Royal London for four years before joining LCP as a partner in 2020.

 

RECORDINGS OF PREVIOUS WEBINARS
 

23 September - Speakers: Stuart O’Brien, Sackers and Amit Bhalla, Schneider Electric

Implementation of ESG Investment Strategy in Practice

 

17 June - Speaker: Joe Craig, Quietroom

Pensions Transfers: Practical Ways to Protect Your Scheme and Members From the Next Misselling Scandal