Fringe-meetings

Fringe meetings are open to all conference delegates to attend.
Please indicate which fringe meeting(s) you would like to attend when booking your place at the event.

FRINGE MEETINGS: WEDNESDAY AM

10:00 - 11:00

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FRINGE MEETING 1

UNDERSTANDING COMMERCIAL DB CONSOLIDATION OPTIONS

DB schemes have many different consolidation options available. What are the key characteristics of commercial pension consolidators, and what are the provider, political and scheme perspectives to consider? What are other, non-commercial forms of consolidation, and what are their costs and benefits?

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

 

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FRINGE MEETING 2

Following the yellow brick road to a prosperous retirement

Retirement planning can be a terrifying trip into the unknown. Join our technicolour adventure into the magical Land of Olds, helping people’s retirement wishes come true. Getting to the heart of issues will take all our brains and courage. Plus we’ll need to avoid the winged monkeys that derail outcomes!

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

FRINGE MEETINGS: WEDNESDAY PM

16:55 - 17:55

FRINGE MEETING 3

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what does self-sufficiency look like?

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

FRINGE MEETING 4

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LEGAL ASPECTS OF SCHEME CONSOLIDATION

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

 
 

 

 

FRINGE MEETING 5

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ESG for DC Schemes

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