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Wednesday 08 March 

14:20 - 15:05 PLENARY 2 - LIVING IN POLITICS

A key figure in a pivotal period of our history and a man who is no stranger to the great battles of politics, to professional challenges and disappointments, and to unexpected public adoration gives us his insight into the way things happen and what to do when they don’t happen the way you expected.

Ed Balls, Former Shadow Chancellor and
Chief Economic Advisor to the UK Treasury

Chaired by Lesley Williams,
Chair, PLSA

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15:50 - 16:30 PLENARY 3 - THE CEO INTERVIEW

A leading voice in business talks to us about how asset managers can adapt to change and keep providing for investors in unprecedented times of political and economic rebalancing, technological progress and regulatory scrutiny.

 Martin Gilbert, Chief Executive, Aberdeen Asset Management

Chaired by Graham Vidler, Director of External Affairs, PLSA

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16:30 - 17:30 PLENARY 4 - THE DISRUPTED WORLD

Our world is fractured and unstable: anti-expert, post-truth, post-Referendum but still pre-Article 50, with uncertain financial and physical borders, at the mercy of cyber tribes. The US Managing Editor of the FT and author of The Silo Effect talks about why it is crucial to take a joined up view of what lies ahead for the political economy.

Gillian Tett, US Managing Editor, Financial Times

Chaired by Lesley Williams,
Chair, PLSA

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Thursday 09 March

09:10 - 10:15 PLENARY 5 - GETING BETTER OUTCOMES

The Chair of the DB Taskforce presents the Taskforce’s recommendations to address the challenges facing DB schemes and debates them with a panel of key figures in the industry and government.

Ashok Gupta, Chair, DB Taskforce

Charlotte Clark, Director - Private Pensions and Stewardship, DWP

Chris Hitchen, Chief Executive, RPMI

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David Taylor, General Counsel, Pension Protection Fund

Lesley Titcomb, Chief Executive, The Pensions Regulator

Chaired by Frank Johnson,
Chair, PLSA DB Council

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11:30 - 12:10 NEW HORIZONS STREAM - TRUSTEE BEHAVIOURS AND BIASES

Lessons from behavioural economics are being increasingly applied to decision-making processes in the corporate world, but are equally relevant to pensions. Real life case studies and wider research show how trustees behavioural biases and perceptions can influence a range of investment-related matters, including their approach to costs and value, investment risk and return and manager selection.

John Belgrove, Senior Partner, Aon Hewitt

Dr Iain Clacher, Associate Professor in Accounting and Finance, Leeds University Business School

Hannah Lewis, Director, Behave London

Chaired by Ruston Smith, Board member, PLSA

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12:15 - 13:00 PLENARY 7 - WHY DO WE NEED MORE THAN ONE POINT-OF-VIEW?

Groupthink, wilful blindness, fear of disagreement, fear of the unknown. They make us do things the way we’ve always done them – and oblivious to risk, unproductive, unrealistic and…bored. A leading entrepreneur, Chief Executive and business writer explains why real collaboration means valuing every voice and how it can help us do things better. 

Margaret Heffernan, Business Author and Former CEO

Chaired by Lesley Williams, Chair, PLSA

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14:15 - 14:55 DC STREAM - DC AND ESG: ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL AND GOVERNANCE RISK IN DC PENSION SCHEMES

There is a growing body of evidence suggesting that incorporating Environmental, Social and Governance factors into investment decisions is not just a form of virtue signalling, but an effective means of minimising risk and improving returns. A new report for the PLSA by Sustainalytics examines the scale of DC customers ESG risk exposure.

Doug Morrow, Associate Director, Sustainalytics

Mark Thompson, CIO, HSBC

Chaired by Francois Barker, PLSA DC Council

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15:00 - 15:40 DB STREAM - DB: YOUR FLEXIBLE FRIEND

The solvent restructuring of the Halcrow Group Pension Scheme is a landmark transaction for the pensions industry – only the second of these types of restructurings to have completed and the first where the employer was not already insolvent. The independent trustee of the scheme, and the legal adviser to the trustees throughout, will unpick the mechanics of the project and highlight the wider implications for DB schemes in the wake of the Select Committee report and forthcoming Green Paper.

Faith Dickson, Partner, Sackers

Chris Martin, Managing Director, Independent Trustee Services

Chaired by Peter Thompson, Former Chair, PLSA

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16:25 - 16:45 PLENARY 8 - IMPROVING GOVERNANCE, ENHANCING VALUE

Good governance is crucial to delivering value for members and public confidence in pension funds. But what does it require in terms of people, processes, incentives and oversight? Hear the PLSA view on the evolution of trusteeship and governance and what it means for pension funds’ interactions with the wider investment chain.

Graham Vidler, Director of External Affairs, PLSA

Friday 10 March

10:15 - 11:00 PLENARY 11 - FACING THE HEADWINDS: INVESTORS AND THE ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

Brexit uncertainties endure, sustained global growth remains elusive and climate change threatens to further destabilise already volatile regions. Meanwhile, investors remain charged with providing an ageing population with secure incomes in their increasingly lengthy later lives. What are leading industry figures’ biggest concerns for the future and how are they staying ahead of the challenge?

Ciaran Barr, Investment Director, RPMI Railpen

Saker Nusseibeh, Chief Executive, Hermes Investment Management

Carl Tannenbaum, Chief Economist, Northern Trust

Chaired by Richard Butcher, Chair, PLSA DC Council

Ciaran Barr photoSaker Nusseibeh photoCarl Tannenbaum photoRichard Butcher photo

11:40 - 12:20 PLENARY 12 - BREAKING THE MIRROR IMAGE

Diversity on boards has been a major theme of government policy for several years. Looking at gender alone, the make-up of governance boards is 83% male. We know that diverse boards make for more effective boards and better performing companies.  The PLSA is committed to widening diversity in the pensions industry.  Find out about our new campaign and also a bit about yourself with our revealing quiz.. Click here to take part in the quiz.

Chris Hitchen, Chief Executive, RPMI

Helena Morrissey, Chair of the Investment Association and the Diversity Project

Lesley Titcomb, Chief Executive, The Pensions Regulator

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Chaired by Lesley Williams, Chair, PLSA

 

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