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An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

Benjamin Franklin

The human mind is both our biggest strength and our biggest weakness. In the complex and sophisticated world of investment, we consider how pension funds can better understand how the mind influences decisions, overcomes bias and manage risk.

Speakers include

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Richard Butcher

Chair, PLSA; Managing Director, PTL

Allison Schrager

Economist and author

Jamie Bartlett

Journalist and author

Kirsty Wark

Journalist and broadcaster

Guy Opperman MP

Minister for Pensions and Financial Inclusion

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi

Lawyer, businesswoman, campaigner and former cabinet minister

Gerard Lyons

International economist and expert on the global economy

Fabiana Fedeli

Global Head of Fundamental Equities, Robeco

Daniel Gerring

Head of Pensions, Travers Smith

Claire Curtin

Head of ESG, Pension Protection Fund

Gavin Lewis

Head of UK LGPS, BlackRock; Co-founder #Talkaboutblack initiative, Diversity Project

Denise Le Gal

Chair, Brunel Pension Partnership

Edward Lees

Senior Portfolio Manager, Sustainability Thematics, BNP Paribas Asset Management

Claire Jones

Head of Responsible Investment, LCP

Jos Vermeulen

Head of Solutions Design, Client Solutions Group, Insight Investments




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Exhibitors & Sponsors

about the Event

How does the brain compute global threats such as climate change? What lessons can we learn from the world’s most interesting risk takers? And how are our brains wired to examine and compare costs? These are just some of the thought provoking topics on the agenda at the PLSA Investment Conference 2020.

This event brings together 1000 pension professionals including CIOs, pension managers, trustees, consultants and finance professionals and their advisers for the UK's largest conference of its kind.

The programme offers a mix of plenary keynotes, focused stream sessions and events dedicated to learning, discussion and networking, as well as an exclusive exhibition with over 40 stands.

Build your network. Share insight. Discover new thinking.

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For queries or further information about the event please contact Nikolina Hudi: or 0207 601 1710.

Facing up to the climate crisis

Climate change is now at the top of the ESG agenda. With new industry guidance to be launched at our Investment Conference, the PLSA reports on what this issue means for pension schemes

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An economist walks into a brothel

How unusual places can enhance our understanding of risk.
Allison Schrager is speaking at PLSA Investment Conference 2020

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Cost Transparency Initiative

Transparent information on investment costs and charges

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Dates & times

Wednesday 11 March 09:30 - 17:45
Thursday 12 March 09:00 - 19:30
Friday 13 March 08:30 - 14:00


EICC, Edinburgh


Fund member: FREE
Business member: £3,160
Business member renewals offer: £3,005
Non-member: £5,775
All prices stated exclude VAT


Up to 7 hours CPD under the PMI CPD Scheme. The event may also qualify for CPD hours under other schemes

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