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09:00 - 09:15

Event open

Networking |

Online |

09:00 - 09:15

Event open. Familiarise yourself with the digital platform

09:15 – 10:00

2020 HINDSIGHT - CLEARLY QUITE A YEAR FOR THE LGPS!

Keynote 1 |

Auditorium |

09:15 - 10:00

Where we are today, and where we may be headed
Rachel Brothwood, Director of Pensions, West Midlands Pension Fund
Doug Heron, Chief Executive Officer, Lothian Pension Fund
Jeff Houston, Board Member, CTI; Head of Pensions, Local Government Association
Chair: Joe Dabrowski, Head of DB, LGPS and Standards, PLSA

10:15 – 11:00

STATE OF THE NATION

Keynote 2 |

Auditorium |

10:15 - 11:00

A renowned political journalist’s view of current world events
Nick Watt, Journalist
Chair: James Walsh, Head of Member Engagement, PLSA

11:15 – 12:00

HOME TRUTHS: WHAT RESIDENTIAL INVESTMENT MAY PROVIDE THE INCOME-FOCUSSED INVESTOR

Stream A session 1 |

Auditorium |

11:15 - 12:00

Spotlight on long-term, durable income streams for LA funds
Ed Crockett, Head of UK Residential Investment, Aberdeen Standard Investments
Kevin Humpherson, Senior Manager, Deloitte
Bridget Uku, Investment Manager, UK Local Authority Pension Fund
Chair: Tiffany Tsang, Senior Policy Lead, PLSA

WHAT DO THE PENSIONS DASHBOARDS MEAN FOR THE LGPS?

Stream B session 1 |

Auditorium |

11:15 - 12:00

Pensions Dashboards are coming!
George Currie, Policy Lead: Lifetime Savings, PLSA
Chris Curry, Principal, Pensions Dashboards Industry Delivery Group, Money and Pensions Service
William Girvan, Pensions Development Administrator, NILGOSC
Chair: Nigel Peaple, Director of Policy and Research, PLSA

12:15 – 13:00

THE MCCOMPLICATED AND MCEXPENSIVE MCCLOUD

Keynote 3 |

Auditorium |

12:15 - 13:00

McCloud has awakened – here’s how to deal with it
Con Hargrave, Senior Policy Adviser, Local Government Finance Stewardship, MHCLG
Heather Chambers, Principal Pensions Manager, Tyne and Wear Pension Fund
Chair: Tiffany Tsang, Senior Policy Lead, PLSA

13:30 - 14:00

HOT TOPIC MEMBER CHAT: MCCLOUD

TEXT CHAT |

Networking lounge |

13:30 - 14:00

Come back for a second helping!

13:00 – 15:00

Meet our exhibitors

Networking |

Virtual sponsor hall |

13:00 - 15:00

Meet our exhibitors

09:00 - 09:15

Event open

Networking |

online |

09:00 - 09:15

Event open. Familiarise yourself with the digital platform

09:15 - 10:00

TO GOOD GOVERNANCE AND BEYOND

Keynote 4 |

Auditorium |

09:15 - 10:00

The quest to improve Local Authority governance continues to gather steam
Robert Holloway, Pensions Secretary, Local Government Association
Catherine McFadyen, Partner, Hymans Robertson
Peter Wallach, Director, Merseyside Pension Fund
Chair: Joe Dabrowski, Head of DB, LGPS and Standards, PLSA

10:15– 11:00

UNDERSTANDING THE TASK FORCE ON CLIMATE-RELATED DISCLOSURES' RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE LGPS

Keynote 5 |

Auditorium |

10:15 - 11:00

Will the LGPS continue to lead on responsible investment?
Valeria Dinershteyn, Senior Sustainable Investment Strategist, EMEA, Northern Trust Asset Management
Jacqueline Jackson, Head of Responsible Investment, London CIV
Tim Mpofu, Pension Fund Manager, London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham Pension Fund
Chair: Joe Dabrowski, Head of DB, LGPS and Standards, PLSA

11:15 - 12:00

SINGING FROM THE SAME HYMN SHEET

Stream A session 2 |

Auditorium |

11:15 - 12:00

A promise of greater clarity on expectations
Nick Gannon, Policy Lead, The Pensions Regulator
Jo Quarterman, Head of Governance, Norfolk Pension Fund
Chair: Tiffany Tsang, Senior Policy Lead, PLSA

IMPACT INVESTING IN PUBLIC EQUITY

Stream B session 2 |

Auditorium |

11:15 - 12:00

Sustainable Development Goals-aligned investing for Local Authorities
Eric Rice, Head of Active Equities Impact Investing, BlackRock
Karen Shackleton, Founder, Pensions for Purpose
Chair: Joe Dabrowski, Head of DB, LGPS and Standards, PLSA

12:15 – 13:00

EVALUATING TIER 3 EMPLOYER COVENANT

Keynote 6 |

Auditorium |

12:15 - 13:00

Are some on their knees in this ‘last man standing’ scheme?
Con Hargrave, Senior Policy Adviser, Local Government Finance Stewardship, MHCLG
Euan Miller, Assistant Director, Greater Manchester Pension Fund
Emelda Nicholroy, Head of Pensions Policy, University and Colleges Employers Association
Chair: Tiffany Tsang, Senior Policy Lead, PLSA

13:30 - 14:00

HOT TOPIC MEMBER CHAT: UNDERSTANDING THE 95K CAP

TEXT CHAT |

Networking lounge |

13:30 - 14:00

New regulation brings new impact to LA funds

13:00 – 15:00

Meet our exhibitors

Networking |

Virtual sponsor hall |

13:00 - 15:00

Meet our exhibitors