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   |   [email protected] 


 Online Meetings in 2021

Tuesday 26 January 2021 - 11am-midday


Speaker: Donald Fleming, Partner at RSM Restructuring Advisory LLP
Although there are signs for a more positive 2021, sadly many employers will continue to suffer the effects of the pandemic for some time.  The Regulator has said that schemes need to be proactive and ready to deal with distressed employers.  In this session we will look at the practical options for trustees, including how to balance the need to secure more protection for the scheme against not overburdening the sponsor.
How to attend
Please register using the following link if you or your colleagues would like to attend the webinar.
Speaker Bio: Donald Fleming, partner at RSM Restructuring Advisory LLP

Donald has specialised in covenant assessment for the last 15 years and advised some of the UK’s leading pension schemes through major corporate transactions and scheme events. He has been with RSM since 2017.  He is past Chairman of the Employer Covenant Practitioners Association and co-edited “Good Governance for Pensions Schemes” (CUP 2011). In his earlier career he was a corporate financier at JP Morgan Cazenove and prior to that was a banking and securitisation lawyer at Clifford Chance.


24 November 2020 - Speakers: David Fairs, TPR and Steve Webb, LCP
The Regulator's new powers under the Pension Schemes Bill: A friend or foe for schemes?

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