Thames Valley Group

Thames Valley Group

Established in 2005 the Thames Valley Group is a relatively young group which aims to support trustees and all those involved in the delivery and support of employer based pension schemes. Thames Valley will hold 4 double-sessions this year. Meetings are normally held in Wokingham and provide a forum for training, discussion and mutual support for our members. The meetings are also open to non members and the catchment area is defined by the M3 to the South and the M40 to the North.


Membership is open to all members (Fund or Business) of the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association with employees living or working in and around the Thames Valley, and at the discretion of the Committee, interested organisations or individuals who are not members of the Association. There are no subscription fees to join Thames Valley Local Group.

Committe Members

Mofozul Ali, XPS Pensions Group - Chair
Gillian Graham, Punter Southall Governance Services –
Martin Harlow, XPS Pensions Group
John Williams, Syngenta
Bill Mexson, Siemens
David Carstairs, Cartwright

Becoming a Member

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

Mofozul Ali   |   


(Full meeting details can be accessed from this link)

 26 March 2019

Thames Valley Local Group Meeting

Meeting Topic: Destination De-Risked: the Road to the Endgame
: Jon Mortimore | Deal Manager, Aviva DB Solutions
Moiz Khan | Investment strategist, Aviva Investors
Start: 4:30 pm
Venue: XPS, Albion, Fishponds Rd, Wokingham RG41 2QE

DB pension schemes are slowly but surely heading towards their endgame. The uncertain cost of pensions continues to put pressure on sponsor companies, while trustees must adapt to ever changing regulations and challenges.
In this joint session, Jon and Moiz will discuss how pension schemes can implement de-risking strategies blending both, investment and insurance techniques when targeting an endgame strategy. In particular, they will consider how an integrated risk management framework that takes into account investment, longevity and covenant risks could be implemented in practice.

FUTURE dates for 2019

  • 18 June
  • 17 September
  • 26 November

(Full meeting details can be accessed from this link)