Specialist sessions are open to all conference delegates to attend.
Please indicate which session(s) you would like to attend when booking your place at the event.
10:00 - 11:00
Gareth Strange, Senior Director, Retirement, Willis Towers Watson
Chaired by: George Currie, Policy Lead: Lifetime Savings, PLSA
11:00 - 11:30
Refreshment break in the exhibition hall
11:30 - 12:30
Emma Douglas, Head of DC, Legal & General Investment Management
John Roe Head of Multi-Asset Funds, Asset Allocation, Legal & General Investment Management
12:00 - 13:30
Lunch in the exhibiton hall
16:55 - 17:55
Self-sufficient schemes face a different set of challenges to those with funding gaps, including demographic and non-investment risks. How can these schemes run themselves effectively, taking into consideration governance issues and potential operational hazards as well as ensuring their investments remain fit for purpose and cashflows/ liquidity are aligned?
Marion de Voy, Leader, UK DB Governance, Mercer
LeRoy van Zyl, Partner, Mercer
Chaired by: Tiffany Tsang, Policy Lead, LGPS and DB, PLSA
As more and more schemes consider consolidation, they must also be aware of a host of practical legal issues, including differential funding rates, balance of power provisions, grandfathered rights and PPF limits. How can schemes best navigate the complicated legal path to consolidation? What are the right questions to ask?
Sarah Parkin, Managing Associate, Linklaters
Claire Petheram, Partner, Linklaters
John Sheppard, Managing Associate, Linklaters
As the DWP considers new requirements that schemes incorporate ESG into their investment principles, recognition of the risks posed by unsustainable business practices continues to grow. What are different approaches used to measure companies’ impacts across many social and environmental factors? How can trustees best incorporate ESG into DC defaults?
Tim Horne, Head of UK Institutional Defined Contribution, Schroders
Hilary Vince, DC Business Development Director, Schroders