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12:00 – 19:00

Registration open

Registration |

Mezzanine |

12:00 - 19:00

13:00 – 14:00

NETWORKING LUNCH FOR LOCAL AUTHORITY COUNCILLORS AND OFFICERS

Networking |

Starling |

13:00 - 14:00

14:00 – 15:00

ALTERNATIVE CREDIT FOR LOCAL AUTHORITIES

Learning Zone |

Drake |

14:00 - 15:00

Understanding how some fixed income assets may help prepare LGPS investors for coming market volatility
Alistair Lumsden, Chief Executive Officer & Chief Investment Officer, East Lodge Capital
Chair: Rachel Pine, Event Content Manager, PLSA

15:00 – 15:30

Refreshment break

Networking |

Exhibition Hall |

15:00 - 15:30

15:30 – 16:30

LGPS FUNDING AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Learning Zone |

Drake |

15:30 - 16:30

More details coming soon...
Catherine McFadyen, Head of Public Sector Actuarial, Benefits and Governance, Hymans Robertson
William Marshall, Head of LGPS Investment Clients, Hymans Robertson
Chair: Rachel Pine, Event Content Manager, PLSA

16:30 – 16:45

Refreshment break

Networking |

Exhibition Hall |

16:30 - 16:45

16:45 – 17:45

UK REAL ESTATE – NAVIGATING STRUCTURAL CHANGES

Specialist session |

Swift |

16:45 - 17:45

Fundamental changes in the property market may create new opportunities for LGPS investors
Andrew Allen, Global Head of Investment Research, Aberdeen Standard Investments
Chair, tbc

17:45 – 19:00

Welcome drinks reception in the exhibition hall

Networking |

Exhibition Hall |

17:45 - 19:00

19:00 – 21:00

Dinner in the hotel restaurant

Networking |

Restaurant |

19:00 - 21:00

No formal arrangements

09:00

Exhibition opens and coffee served

Networking |

Exhibition |

09:00 - 19:00

09:15 – 09:25

CHAIR’S WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION

Plenary 1 |

Mallard Suite |

09:15 - 09:30

Richard Butcher, Chair, PLSA | Managing Director, PTL

09:25 – 10:05

VIEW FROM WHITEHALL

Plenary 2 |

Mallard Suite |

09:30 - 10:10

The Minister for Local Government provides an update and a look ahead at how he is thinking about the LGPS
Rishi Sunak MP, Minister for Local Government
Chair: Richard Butcher, Chair, PLSA | Managing Director, PTL

10:05 – 10:55

THE FLOOR TO CEILING VIEW

Plenary 3 |

Mallard Suite |

10:10 - 10:55

A scene-setter for the whole conference, including the 2019 valuations and the launch of the 2019 Scheme Annual Report
Jeff Houston, Head of Pensions, Local Government Association
Cllr Roger Phillips, Chair, The LGPS Advisory Board; member of Herefordshire Council and Worcestershire Pensions Committee
Co-speaker, tbc
Chair: Joe Dabrowski, Head of DB, LGPS and Standards, PLSA

10:55 – 11:25

Refreshment break in the exhibition hall

Networking |

Exhibition hall |

10:55 - 11:25

11:25 – 12:10

SESSION TBC

Governance and Administration stream |

Room TBC |

11:25 - 12:10

Speakers, tbc
Chair, tbc

THE UN’S SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS AND IMPACT INVESTING: PRIVATE VERSUS PUBLIC MARKETS

Investment Stream |

Room TBC |

11:25 - 12:10

Jon Dean, Portfolio Manager, AXA IM Impact Investments
Karen Shackleton, Adviser, Local Authority Funds
Ian Smith, Portfolio Manager, AXA IM Framlington Equities
Chair: Caroline Escott, Policy Lead: Investment and Stewardship, PLSA

COST TRANSPARENCY INITIATIVE AND THE LGPS

New Horizons Stream |

Room TBC |

11:25 - 12:10

Jonathan Lipkin, Director, Public Policy, Investment Association
Co-speaker, tbc
Chair: Joe Dabrowski, Head of DB, LGPS and Standards, PLSA

12:10 – 13:30

Lunch

Networking |

Restaurant |

12:10 - 13:30

13:30 – 14:15

REFINING THE LGPS – LA RELATIONSHIP

Plenary 4 |

Mallard Suite |

13:30 - 14:15

An overview of the SAB's new report on improving governance in the LGPS
Robert Holloway, Pensions Secretary, Local Government Association
Catherine McFadyen, Head of Public Sector Actuarial, Benefits and Governance, Hymans Robertson
Chair: Rachel Brothwood, Director of Pensions, West Midlands Pension Fund

14:20 – 15:05

STRENGTHENING PENSION PROTECTION – UNDERSTANDING THE NEW FAIR DEAL AMENDMENTS

Governance and Administration stream |

Room TBC |

14:20 - 15:05

Understanding the new information on the New Fair Deal
Con Hargrave, Policy Adviser, Local Government Finance Reform and Pensions
Glyn Jenkins, Head of Pensions, UNISON
Chair: Tiffany Tsang, Policy Lead: LGPS and DB, PLSA

INVESTMENT POOL GOVERNANCE - EFFECTIVE BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

Investment Stream |

Room TBC |

14:20 - 15:05

More details coming soon...
Speakers, tbc
Chair: Neil Mason, Member, PLSA Policy Board; Head of Pensions, Surrey County Council

PROFITING FROM DISRUPTION

New Horizons stream |

Room TBC |

14:20 - 15:05

How can we benefit from the rise of Amazon, Uber and Airbnb?
Rob Almeida, Global Investment Strategist, MFS
Andrien Meyers, Head of Treasury and Pensions, London Borough of Lambeth
Chair: Caroline Escott, Policy Lead: Investment and Stewardship, PLSA

15:05 – 15:35

Refreshment break in the exhibition hall

Networking |

Exhbition hall |

15:05 - 15:35

15:35 – 16:20

UNDERSTANDING THE LOCAL IMPACT OF GLOBAL EVENTS

Plenary 5 |

Mallard Suite |

15:35 - 16:20

An economics MOT, with a special emphasis on property
Sabina Kalyan, Co-Head of Global Research & Global Chief Economist, CBRE Global Investors
Chair: Nicola Mark, Member, PLSA Policy Board; Head of Norfolk Pension Fund

16:20 – 17:20

THIS HOUSE BELIEVES THE LGPS SHOULD BE REQUIRED TO BUILD SOCIAL HOUSING AND INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE GOOD OF THE NATION

Plenary 6 |

Mallard Suite |

16:20 - 17:20

The audience will vote before and after this debate, which is sure to be a spirited one!
Ted Frith, Chief Operating Officer, GLIL Infrastructure
Guest chair: Nicola Mark, Member, PLSA Policy Board; Head of Norfolk Pension Fund

19:00 – 22:00

CONFERENCE DINNER

Networking |

whimbrel marquee |

19:00 - 22:00

After dinner speaker: Ayesha Hazarika, Columnist, broadcaster, political commentator and comedian

09:00

Exhibition opens coffee served

Networking |

Exhibition hall |

09:00 - 11:30

09:30 – 10:15

SESSION TBC

Plenary 7 |

Mallard Suite |

09:30 - 10:15

More details coming soon...
Speakers, tbc

10:15 – 11:00

SHOULD THE LGPS PLUG INTO THE PENSIONS DASHBOARD?

Plenary 8 |

Mallard Suite |

10:15 - 11:00

A view on the pros and cons of LGPS participation in the pensions dashboard
Speakers, tbc
Chair: Richard Butcher, Chair, PLSA | Managing Director, PTL

11:00 – 11:30

Refreshment break in the exhibition hall

Networking |

Exhibition hall |

11:00 - 11:30

11:30 – 12:15

BEST PRACTICE IN USING ASSET SCALE TO BRING CHANGE

Plenary 9 |

Mallard Suite |

11:30 - 12:15

Key ideas and best practice from the leader of one of the world's largest multi-employer pensions
Speakers, tbc
Chair: Dawn Turner, Chief Executive, Brunel Pension Partnership

12:15 – 13:00

WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL ABOUT BIG DATA?

Plenary 10 |

Mallard Suite |

12:15 - 13:00

Understanding the uses, and potential abuses, of information that is collected about all of us
Timandra Harkness, Science Writer, Broadcaster and Comedian
Chair: Richard Butcher, Chair, PLSA | Managing Director, PTL

13:00

Lunch, close of conference

Networking |

Restaurant |

13:00 - 14:00

Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association reserves the right to amend the programme.