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 evening seminars each year from about 5pm to 7pm. We have had popular sessions recently from Aon Hewitt on frozen schemes, a double-header from LCP and Mn Services on Fiduciary Management and from Alan Higham on annuity provision and Test Achats. The Committee work hard to provide stimulating sessions on a broad variety of DB and DC topics. 

We hold a very popular annual Half Day Seminar in June comprising five speakers on varied and topical subjects. We aim to combine legal and investment updates with complimentary sessions on subjects such as communications, networking and trusteeship. We aim to invite at least one speaker who is an in-house pensions manager with an interesting story to tell.  

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

Becoming a member 

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

Eleanor Daplyn   |   


 Upcoming Events

South London Local Group Meeting 
Wednesday, 10 April
Evening Seminar

Venue: RSM UK Audit LLP, 25 Farringdon Street, London EC4A 4AB


As DB pension schemes in the UK become ever more mature, the focus of the industry increasingly turns towards the day when schemes may achieve full funding or even beyond.  Surplus is back on the agenda, but with a very different slant than the days when contribution holidays and even benefit augmentations were talked about.  Gordon Clark of Mercer will be speaking about key aspects of this topical subject including:
•    Common ways actuaries determine surplus / deficit
•    Problems with these
•    Potential solutions
•    Who “owns” surplus and how that affects the dynamics of all of the above.

Timings are as follows: 
5.00pm Tea/Coffee
5.30pm Seminar begins
6.30pm Seminar ends, refreshments and networking
Please respond by email to if you or any of your colleagues would like to attend the seminar so that places can be reserved. 

Speaker Details:


Gordon Clark, Mercer
Gordon Clark has been a Partner at Mercer since 2002 and working in the pensions industry for over 30 years.  He is a consulting actuary, relationship manager and engagement leader with a broad range of experience across a number of fields within the employee benefit business. He is currently working with a range of FTSE100, EMEA and Global businesses in relation to pensions and employee benefits. In his own words “I enjoy making things happen and making the complex simple”.


Future events
Annual Half-Day Seminar - 19 June